With the Replica Hublot Classic Fusion, the Swiss luxury watchmaker has created a truly timeless collection that just keeps on giving.
I am very excited about today’s review because we have a truly classic watch for you. For this Hublot Classic Fusion review, we dive deep into the Loading product data.Hublot Classic Fusion Titanium 45mm.
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Unboxing the Hublot Classic Fusion Titanium was such a pleasure. I have had watches that have a more premium price point than this model but this packaging blows them out of the water. The attention to detail is astounding and it even comes with USB authentication and you can register the watch over at cheapestluxuryswiss.com.
As for the watch itself, the no-nonsense approach is what makes it so interesting. Although it’s indeed a subtle and softer Hublot, the Classic Fusion Titanium is clearly a well-made watch. The 45mm wide case has me worried but it’s really not that bad unless you have a smaller wrist.
The simple crown and muted matte black dial add a great deal to the premium feel of the timepiece. The “H” screws on the bezel provide the much-needed Hublot hallmark.
Simplicity is where it’s at, and the Hublot Classic Fusion Titanium does a fine job without looking too plain and dull.
As I have mentioned, the 45mm wide case is usually at the higher spectrum of my comfort zone. However, one thing that I really like about the Classic Fusion Titanium is its slimness. Actually, I think Hublot did a great job with setting the slimness against the wide case of the watch. If you think 45mm isn’t for you, the Titanium is also available in three other sizes: 42-38-33 mm.
The polished titanium case looks great and I was surprised that it even looks better in person. The case gives that refined look which is a nice surprise coming from a brand that tends to go for louder design choices. The six H screws significantly help in achieving that trademark Hublot brand look. While the unaligned screws may annoy some people, I enjoyed the fact that they are not evenly aligned.
The imperfect placement of the screws adds a great deal of personality to the piece. The faceted lugs along with the porthole aesthetic complete the overall look of the Titanium. The mix of polish and vertical brush finishes keeps things interesting. The transparent case-back shows the beautiful movement which is always something I enjoy.
One complaint that I have is with the watch’s ability to ward off scratches and cuffs. Although Hublot claimed that they used grade 6 titanium, I was surprised that it already has tiny scuffs on the bezel only after a few hours of wear. It’s hardly a big deal but it can be a deal-breaker for some collectors.
Since the manufacture launched its “Hublot Loves Art” program, it has constantly worked hand-in-hand with talented, daring artists, like Orlinski. As such, the new Classic Fusion Chrono Shepard Fairey breathes life into the second collaboration with the famous American graphic designer who lends his name to the watch, the designer who signed the famous Obama Hope poster for the former US President’s campaign. This creative from the street art scene, who has more than one string to his bow, imagined the impressive perfectly-symmetrical, arabesque design here of the dial and the 45 mm-diameter case crafted in brushed, engraved black titanium. So, what’s the source of inspiration for this bona fide work of art? The mandala, which conjures up “the connection between the inner self and the outer world” for the artist. At the center of the sapphire crystal, Shepard Fairey added his own personal touch, an illustration inspired by a logo that’s omnipresent on the garments of the clothing brand he created, Obey Clothing.
The case hosts the HUB1155 caliber. This selfwinding skeletonized movement delivers a power reserve of some 42 hours. The fifty pieces of this Classic Fusion Chrono Shepard Fairey limited series are worn on a black rubber strap attached by a steel folding clasp adorned with the same finish as the dial.
On the dial, the time markers fringing the flange and the central direct-drive are enhanced with red. Those of the bi-compax-positioned totalizers are rather more discreet. It goes without saying that this chronograph pursues visual performance and measured time accuracy.