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. At over $16,000 it might give a lot of people some sticker shock and definitely isn’t an entry-level piece.
The Classic Fusion – introduced in 2004 – has been the more discreet, subtle sibling in the Hublot line. The 45mm-wide case would usually be on the upper end of a desired size for me, but given its slimness, I actually wouldn’t change it one bit. The polished titanium case is refined by any standard, let alone for a brand that tends to go for louder design choices like Hublot. The H-screws add a masculine edge to it, and though this is a matter of taste, I personally love that they are not all evenly aligned.
The dial itself is black sunray satin-finished, with rhodium-plated appliques and hands. It’s handsome enough, but I have to admit that legibility was less than ideal when it was bright out. The power reserve indicator at 10 o’clock, a seconds subdial at 6 o’clock, and a date window at 3 o’clock throw symmetry out the window. But if you ask me, dial symmetry for the sake of dial symmetry is pointless. I like a seconds subdial, and the power reserve indicator is a huge part of why you get this piece. I’m 50/50 on date windows, but on a watch with an 8-day power reserve that I never had to reset, I have to say I liked having it.
The Hublot Classic Fusion Power Reserve Titanium runs on the HUB1601 manually wound movement. The impressively thin 4.4mm thick movement affords the watch its slim case, and the sapphire case back displays a suitably cool-looking movement to gaze at. Really, the movement does what it says. The convenience of an 8-day power reserve is great, and a power reserve indicator easily lets you know when it’s time to wind up the watch a little bit. A simple, slim, and lightweight but masculine Hublot watch that’s a little less “in your face” than the Big Bang, the Hublot Classic Fusion Power Reserve Titanium still has strong brand DNA. It’s what the watch promises, and it’s certainly what it delivers. If you’re not looking for this, then there are a lot of other choices out there.
The Hublot Classic Fusion Power Reserve Titanium is a watch where the old Hublot watches meet the new identity of the brand. Yes, it’s a Hublot for people who may not love Hublots and are looking for something new in a sea of watches that blend into the crowd. It offers a distinctive movement, as well as elegant and classy looks housed in a contemporary, 45mm-wide case that’s softened by being quite thin. You can really understand the “value” of what Hublot is offering here, especially if you’re the type of person who wants to show off without being obnoxious about it. Really, it is one of my favorite Hublot pieces and a watch I love overall. The Hublot Classic Fusion Power Reserve Titanium is not cheap at $16,400, but if you’re interested in the kind of piece I just described, you should give this watch a serious look. hublot.com
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