January 18, 2015
This Classic Fusion 8-Day Power Reserve, offered in King Gold (gold) or titanium, was a 2014 introduction from Hublot. As far as Hublot goes, this is as close to a classically styled, manual wind watch with power reserve indicator that you can get. There are a lot of qualities I admire in this piece, including the vertical satin-finished gold bezel, the black sunray satin-finished dial with polished & faceted appliques and hands and the exterior polished case elements. However, I remain preferential to the automatic Hublot “Classic Fusion” pieces which are sized at a more modest 42mm. If Hublot were to reduce the size of this piece down to 42mm, I would be much more attracted to it.
words by Kyle Stults.