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.
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.
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.
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.
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!