With the Hublot Classic Fusion Power Reserve Titanium watch, Hublot has created a thin, lightweight watch with the edge of its siblings and a new in-house manual-wind movement that lets you put the watch away to find it still running a week and a day later. It’s sleek and thin, but this Classic Fusion maintains that aggressive Hublot look. I’ve written about the Classic Fusion line in our “Cost of Entry” series before, but at over $16,000 it might give a lot of people some sticker shock and definitely isn’t an entry-level piece. However, after spending some time with the watch, I have to say it grew on me and became a top wearer in my rotation.
The Classic Fusion, introduced in 2004, has been the more discreet, subtle sibling in the Hublot line. In terms of watch nomenclature, the Big Bang is about as “autological” as you can get – a loud and bold wrist watch designed to get attention. Many brands come to be known as synonymous with one particular watch model by a large segment of the watch fan population, but that is not to say that other offerings aren’t impressive works of design, material, and technical achievement. After wearing the Hublot Classic Fusion 8-Day Power Reserve Titanium watch for some time, I learned to enjoy the quieter Hublot sibling in a way that allows me to appreciate it irrespective of the Big Bang’s shadow.
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