Hublot’s Wearable Winner


The words “slim” and “classic” are words not usually employed to describe a Hublot watch. The Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon Black Ceramic is just that, however, particularly if you compare it to the typical Hublot aesthetic, particularly the Big Bang. The movement, caliber HUB 6010, is only 4mm thick, compared to, say, the 8.7mm thick chronograph movement, the HUB 4217, used in the King Power.

The edgy black case, with its six H-shaped titanium screws, is pure Hublot, though. It’s made of high-tech polished ceramic – an alloy of pure zirconium oxide, which starts out white but is mixed with metal oxides to infuse the black color. The skeletonized tourbillon movement – the star of the show – is blackened, and was designed, developed and produced from start to finish in the workshops of the Hublot manufacture. The tourbillon cage at 6 o’clock is balanced by a lovely view of the large mainspring (120-hour power reserve) at 12 o’clock.

This watch, at 45mm, is not particularly narrow, but it’s the thickness that counts when it comes to comfort on the wrist, and this slim, lightweight tourbillon could easily be worn by a woman – or by a man looking for something a little less bulky than a King Power.

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