At a Baselworld that failed to excite on many levels, Hublot revved up crowds with an entirely new model, a 90th birthday collaboration that is anything but for the elderly, a totally bonkers tattooist tie-in and a Spirit of Big Bang that is a true blue beauty.
Hublot Classic Fusion Ferrari GT
Let’s cut the suspense and kick off with that new model – the 45mm Classic Fusion Ferrari GT. Now this has wooed some new fans to the brand for its more subtle stylings. Co-designed by Flavio Manzoni, Senior Vice President of Design at Ferrari, it features a raised, rounded bezel that totally changes the personality of this Hublot. Where the Big Bang shouts power, the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT only needs to whisper it.
Some key specs: the movement is the Hublot in-house calibre Unico, a self-winding flyback chronograph with three-day power reserve. The Classic Fusion Ferrari GT Limited Edition is available in three different cases: Titanium, King Gold and 3D Carbon.
Hublot Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary
If you’d prefer a Ferrari-related watch that is more recognisably Hublot, there’s always the Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary, which is a symphony of sexy details like the prancing horse logo at 6, a dashing red and black colour scheme and that case profile that guarantees it won’t go unnoticed on the wrist.
Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II
Practically no watch on the market currently competes with Hublot’s Sang Bleu for extroversion. This is an aggressively faceted exercise in extreme geometry. It needs little narration to be honest, just drink in all those angles …
It’s a watch that channels the design skills of world famous tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Büchi – it is all about edges, reflections and geometry. Like it or hate it, in the metal it’s hard to take your eyes off.
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Tourbillon
The Spirit of Big Bang is growing in its own identity year on year, and this model may be the most confident and considered yet. Structured, airy and technical, this is a watch that is like a little barrel-shaped architectural space to put on your wrist. Note the black and blue occlusions in the carbon-fibre case, the HUB6020 movement especially designed for this case, and the one-click fastening system that allows you to change straps easily and quickly. It has five days power reserve and is hand-wound by the large fluted crown.