Buy pre-owned Hublot Classic Fusion watches online
Investment in innovation: Hublot make history in the fast lane
The further development of the first generation of Hublot Classic Fusion watches
impresses once more with its combination of traditional watchmaking craftsmanship with ultra-modern materials. A real fusion
of the highest order.
Features of the Hublot Classic Fusion
are known for their distinctive design
. Nevertheless, one of the main features of the company is that its designs are intended to serve both men and women
. The Hublot Classic Fusion
is available in a wide range of case sizes. The stylised portholes have become a trademark of Hublot's eccentric designs. The company takes its name from the French term for ship portholes. The dial is structured in a clear and uncomplicated way with obelisk-shaped hands and bar indices. The Classic Fusion
is available as either a classic dress watch
or as a chronograph
The truly special thing about Hublot watches is that you buy a timepiece that has been made entirely in-house. In the Classic Fusion models
, the in-house calibres HUB 1155
(in the chronographs) and HUB 1110
(in the other automatic watches) ensure you stay in time. Anyone considering which model to choose before buying a Hublot Classic Fusion will always need to decide which material they want before making their purchase. The models have either ceramic or rose gold cases. Other characteristic features of Hublot watches are the rubber watch straps
, which make them comfortable to wear even in hot weather.
Price overview of Hublot Classic Fusion models
If you are considering buying a Hublot Classic Fusion watch
, the following models might help you make your decision:
The Classic Fusion (Ref. 565.0X.1181.RX) is an elegant watch with a fine rose gold case and an unobtrusive diameter of 38 mm, making it a fine companion for both men and women. The watch showcases a wonderful combination of the warm glow of the rose gold parts and the matte black of the rubber strap and dial. A small date window at 3 o'clock fits perfectly into the easily readable dial. This pre-owned Classic Fusion from 2017 costs approximately €12,400.
Hublot likes to strip things back sometimes: The Ref. 525.CM.0170.RX Classic Fusion model stands out with its skeletonised dial. Through the transparent case back you can also see the intricate movement. The 2015 model is made from ceramic and is available for €11,160 with its papers and original box.
If you like the grey appearance of Hublot's first models, you the Classic Fusion (Ref. 515.NX.1270.LR) will probably appeal to you. The bezel and case are made of titanium and the bracelet is made of leather. A totaliser at 7 o'clock playfully breaks up the layout of the dial. A pre-owned model in the 45 mm men's model costs €7,660.
The Classic Fusion (Ref. 561.CM.1110.RX) is reminiscent of the company's All Black model. Despite the black ceramic case, a black rubber strap and a black dial with bar indices to match, it doesn’t feel over the top and makes for a dark and elegant timepiece. The three hands stand out clearly against the rest of the watch thanks to their steel effect and thus provide excellent readability despite their monochrome appearance. This model is a limited edition of the Classic Fusion and costs €4,480.
The history of the Classic Fusion
Innovation versus tradition?
It all started with a bang. In 2005, Jean-Claude Biver
, who ran Blancpain at the Swatch Group until 2003, presented the Hublot Big Bang
which he had designed by himself. The Nyon-based company was in crisis but this kickstarted the rejuvenation that they needed. After the company had been something of a shooting star in the 80s and 90s – Hublot watches were even being worn by the likes of Spanish princes – things took a downturn around the manufacture.
Biver eventually presented his new concept, which focuses on innovation instead of tradition
. He also chose not to shy away from talking about luxury watches as a status symbol – an affront to many traditional watch companies, but essentially it was a fact that many people knew already. In 2008, the Classic Fusion
was then introduced. The design was inspired by the first Hublot model (MDM Genève at the time), the Classic model from the 80s. Once again, the focus of this watch series was on combining different materials
. Following the sale of Hublot to the LVMH Group in 2008, the company set out to establish itself on the Chinese market. However, Biver, who has remained with the company, continues to emphasise that the production still seeks to focus on craftsmanship and precision. Perhaps the Hublot tradition is intertwined with this attitude?
Brand ambassadors and sponsorships
As a brand ambassador for the Classic Fusion
, Hublot won over none other than Brazilian football star Edson Arantes do Nascimento
, otherwise known as Pelé
. The passion and the irrepressible urge to reinvent themselves again and again are shared by the Hublot brand and Pelé. Hublot has also worked with various football clubs and national teams. This resulted in a variety of limited-edition models, such as one with a 45-minute counter to sync up with half-time in a football match. Hublot also acted as the official timekeeper
for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
and UEFA Euro 2016
. This great commitment to competitive sport is one of the core principles in the company policy under Jean-Claude Biver. He was also the one who advanced the combination of football and luxury watches
. With this new link, Hublot became one of the few companies, alongside TAG Heuer, that are so strongly connected to a particular sport.
Other Hublot series to invest in
With the MDM Classic you can journey back to the beginnings of the company. At that time, Hublot still operated under the name Marie-Danielle Montres or MDM Genève. The distinctive porthole design of the watch case attracted attention back then and has remained a characteristic feature to this day.
With the Big Bang series Hublot propelled itself into the top ranks of Swiss watchmaking in one fell swoop. The Big Bang models are revolutionary watches with a seemingly endless number of combinations on offer. This is made possible by over 70 parts that can be fused together daringly.
The successor of the Big Bang is the Mag Bang. It was first presented in 2007 and was characterised by multiple innovations. The most important one was the custom developed Hublonium alloy. By using this material, the Nyon-based company developed an extremely light watch, and for the first time, the case and movement of a timepiece were made of the same material.
- The King Power series offers a stylish range of attractive chronographs. Long-lasting power reserves, a flyback function and detailed dials make this series a firm favourite among fans of complex timepieces.