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Hublot ‘Only Watch’

Since Jean-Claude Biver’s appointment in May 2004 Hublot has established itself firmly as one of the most innovative watchmakers in the industry. Recently I have had the pleasure of writing articles featuring many of their sublime creations. I have also been amazed at the vast array of models the company produces a year.


Like most successful brands they have invested a lot of time and money in marketing. The company have also raised their profile by forging alliances with Ferrari and Usain Bolt. A few weeks ago I wrote an editorial entitled ‘Carbon Watches’ featuring their superb Big Bang Carbon Bezel Baguette. In recent conversations with Hublot they were keen for me to acknowledge they were the first watchmakers to construct a timepiece entirely from carbon fibre. Other innovations have included a scratch proof 18k gold called ‘Magic Gold’ and a patented brightly coloured ceramic. This incredible material has been used in the bezel of their ‘Only Watch’ contribution.


This one of a kind timepiece is based on the company’s highly successful Classic Fusion series of watches. The diameter measures a respectable 45mm, which undoubtedly will appeal to a broad demographic of buyers. I have worn many of the brands watches and have generally found them very enjoyable to wear. On that basis I think this particular model would sit very comfortably on the wrist. Even though this beautiful timepiece could potentially be worn on a daily basis I envisage it would be reserved for very special occasions.


On a visual level the watch looks absolutely spectacular and exudes sophistication. The skeletonised dial is a true revelation and perfectly displays the intricate mechanics of the movement. Hublot have obviously gone to enormous lengths to produce a piece of this quality. The attention to detail is superlative and the overall composition is cohesive. I love the contrast between the black ceramic case and red bezel with 6 H-shaped titanium screws. Other effective elements of the design include the polished, black-coated hour/minute hands and indexes.


Underneath the contemporary façade the watch is equipped with the equally impressive Caliber MHUB6010.H1.1. This tourbillon movement comprises 155 components, 19 jewels and oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour  (3 Hz). Hublot have developed and produced this mechanical marvel in their manufacturing facility at Nyon, Switzerland. The timepiece features hours, minutes and a formidable 120-hour power reserve.


Hopefully this exceptional watch and all other of the other generous donations will achieve the prices they deserve. The 5th edition of the ‘Only Watch’ auction will be held in Monaco on September 28th 2013.

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