Who is Hublot watches?
Hublot Geneve was founded in 1980 by an Italian man, Carlo Crocco. Bringing together diverse Italian design with Swiss watchmaking, Hublot produces a wide range of styles, using varied materials that sets them apart from the crowd They are known for their wide selection of models, and are also responsible for the high number of counterfeits Hublot on the market.
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The Hublot quality
Hublot is quite unlike any other watch manufacturer. This is a brand that puts its time and energy into creating as many different options as possible. They do this so that the wearer will be able to find a Hublot watch that speaks to them and captures their personality perfectly. As a brand that wants to set itself apart from the other Swiss watch manufacturers, it does so by creating watches with a creative flair, differing designs using interesting materials. Tt is these differences that help Hublot to hold its value.
How can you learn to spot a real Hublot watch from a fake?
Hublot serial number check
Every single Hublot watch will have a uniquely different serial number on the case back, this is usually the first step in spotting a real or fake Hublot watch, Hublot serial numbers are universally 6 or 7 digits long, and it is very clearly engraved on the watch. This serial number must match the serial number that is printed in raised characters on the original warranty card. This means that including the warranty card is essential to any Hublot chronograph, as it is one of the main sources of authentication.
Hublot watch model numbers
As with serial numbers, Hublot model numbers are marked on the warranty card in clear, raised printing. Hublot designates a very specific model number for every style of watch made it sets out the design detail of every model.
Here’s a quick breakdown:
- The first three characters set out the size, watch, and family style
- The next two letters reveal the case materials
- The next three characters refer to the dial
- The final two characters (letters) refer to the attachment or strap.
Hublot’s materials policy seems to be ‘the more, the merrier’, using ceramics, rose gold, sapphire, ‘magic’ gold, and carbon fibre in their watches. And this is naming only some of the materials used. While dials are usually made of brass, Hublot’s philosophy of the ‘art of fusion’ can mean that their dials are made of carbon fibre or even unique materials, such as denim.
Hublot rubber strap
Not associated with many of the luxury brand watches, the Hublot brand is not afraid to use rubber in its watches. When it comes to straps, each and every Hublot has rubber of some sort in its strap. Favoured for its comfort and durability, a real Hublot with a leather strap will have a rubber base underneath.
Hublot has put a lot of thought into their screw settings, and this is especially evident with the Hublot ‘Big Bang’ watch. The Big Bang design features round bezels that connect to the watch with six ‘H’ screws, with the screws taking the shape of a rounded letter ‘H’. The screws are spaced evenly apart around the round bezel to reinforce the idea of a ship’s portal, or porthole. This is integral to the Hublot design, as ‘Hublot’ translates into the French word for ‘portal’.
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