Luxurymenblog @ Hublot Headquarters

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

 

It’s been a busy Q3 and start to Q4. As most of you are aware, Luxurymenblog visited Geneva this past weekend for business.

Hublot Headquarters

We headed to the really nice town of Nyon to visit Hublot Headquarters and Manufacture. We previously visited the flagship store in London a while back (which you can read about here) and decided that we wanted to better understand the uniqueness of the timepieces that Hublot design and produce for us Gentlemen.

 

Luxurymenblog @ Hublot Headquarters

Before our visit to the Manufacture inside the Hublot Headquarters, we were explained a unique feature that Hublot has to detect replicas and protect your own timepiece from theft, the WISekey card. It is activated once the purchase is complete and is automatically entered into the database in case of theft or for re-sale.

 

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We then were taken around the “Manufacture” where all Hublot timepieces are produced piece by piece and carefully crafted together through Swiss engineering. This is the birth of a Hublot timepiece:

 

  • The Birth of the movement, here the engineers and designers come together and build a case for the new movement inside the watch.
  • The Design, the designers find their creativity within the brands’ DNA as well as through the ambassadors.
  • The final stage is the prototype, where the specialist engineers build a prototype to test. Once the timepiece has been validated, the production of a limited number is started.

 

We experienced the final stage and were taken through all the different “ateliers” and explained that a timepiece can take up to 6 months to build depending on the complications. Also, only a single engineer will work on one timepiece from start to end to ensure the highest quality as they will know it best. Therefore each timepiece produced will be unique.

 

Hublot Manufacture

So Gentlemen, next time you are passing through Geneva and looking for an interesting visit, do check out the Hublot Headquarters Manufacture, it’s definitely worth the trip down the Lake!

Hublot Watches in London

Gentlemen and fellow followers,

 

This weekend, we decided to take a cultural visit to learn more about Hublot watches. We visited the Hublot London Flagship Store in Bond Street. We wanted to learn more about the different collections that Hublot had to offer.

hublot watches

 

For the fellow Gentleman who wouldn’t know the brand, Hublot, was the first luxury watchmaker that combined a precious underground metal (gold) with an above ground material (rubber). From this, Hublot waches developed the “Art of Fusion”, combining exotic metals with traditional Swiss watch making practices

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The store manager, a fellow gentleman, kindly took Luxurymenblog through the 3 main collections in detail:

 

  • The Bing Bang:

 

The Big Bang Collection is by far the biggest range available and holds over 130 unique and varied pieces. The “Big Bang”, introduced in November 2005 is the brand’s flagship timepiece which catapulted the brand into the most prestigious realm of watch making.

 

The collection combines unexpected materials including ceramic, carbon, titanium, tungsten, gold and diamonds and employ the most cutting edge technology.

Hublot Watches

Luxurymenblog’s favourite Hublot – the Big Bang Aero Bang Steel Ceramic 44mm

 

The Big Bang retains the original Hublot ‘porthole’ look and is available in 38mm, 41mm, 44mm, and 48mm sizes.

 

  • The King Power

 

The King Power Collection is bolder and a more striking version of the Big Bang models. The complex dials are made of several layers bringing life to the face of each watch. King Power watches are an exciting concept and at 48mm make a real statement.

Special partners of Hublot have their own designed timepieces, the latest one being of the world’s fastest man, the King Power Usain Bolt 48mm. The King Power collection uses contemporary materials including gold, ceramic, platinum and diamonds which make them stand out from the crowd of every day timepieces.

Hublot Watches

The latest King Power release – King Power Usain Bolt with only 250 pieces made

 

 

  • Classic Collection

 

The Hublot Classic Fusion is an evolution of the concept of the Big Bang. The art of fusion is a key principle behind the design and creation of Hublot. Classic Fusion watches feature the same technical boldness as the Big Bang collection, however with a more classical, attractive aesthetic feel to them.

Hublot Watches

The Ultra Thin Skeleton Watch by Hublot – The Classic Fusion Classico Ultra-Thin All Black 45mm

 

It is rare to find this type of timepiece that blends ceramic, gold, titanium, platinum and diamonds to make watches with such a stylish design. The Classic Fusion combines traditional Swiss watchmaking values with contemporary cutting edge methods.

 

So Gentlemen, when will you be buying your Hublot?