That’s typical of Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Black Skull Replica Watch. So you could argue that the Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Black Skull 505.UC.0140.LR.SKULL is even more ‘Hublot’ than the Big Bang. Which is fitting as the Classic Fusion range was introduced in 2006, one year after the Big Bang quite literally exploded in 2006. The aim was to take the spirit of the Big Bang and build on it with exciting new materials and design features. Mission accomplished.
Looking into the anti-reflective sapphire glass of the dial is like staring into a fathomless molten pool that has a ghostly, ethereal quality. Then there’s the rather fierce looking skull at 6 o’clock. You don’t often see that on a Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Replica Watch. It’s the tourbillon and we’ll come to it in a minute.
As the name indicates, it’s a tourbillon. Only it’s far more engaging than you might expect because the movement bridges look like bones and the tourbillon is a skull that also acts as 5, 6, and 7 o’clock hour markers. The barrel could almost be a full moon, occupying pride of place at midnight.
Several shockers make this an intriguing departure from many Hublot offerings. There’s nothing hip-hop or sports star about it. Roman numerals are unusual on a Hublot dial.
The watch case is micro blasted ceramised aluminium. And Hublot Classic Fusion Replica Watch has a 45 mm case size. Then there’s the porthole-style case shape. The six H-shaped screws on the bezel. And the display caseback. That’s five classic Hublot hallmarks. So although it appears very different from the other children at first glance, it has the same watch DNA. Using the symbol of a skull to such grand effect is, in essence, a rebellious thing to do.
Also apt as the barrel is where the power lies, and of course the Moon’s gravitational pull plays a major role in creating tides. The Hublot logo sits at the apex of crossbones. Despite the fact that they’ve used black-plated hands, visibility is just fine. You can actually tell the time, providing of course that you can drag your eyes away from the hypnotising skull.
A dark beauty if ever there was one. The Hublot Replica Watch is rather gothic for a luxury watchmaker famous for its futuristic design style and use of innovative materials. It wouldn’t be a stretch to use the nickname ‘Dark Overlord’ for this 50-piece limited edition watch. It has most definitely been seduced by the dark side.