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Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Black Magic Luxury Watch Review

http://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/hublot/#big-bang The Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Black Magic is a 45mm black ceramic "missing link" in the Hublot catalog. More than any other model, this one ties the elegance of the original MDM Geneve to the brash exuberance of the modern Big Bang and King Power. With a skeletonized dial, scratch-defying ceramic case, and the king of complications - a chronograph - the Aerofusion "fuses" the best elements of Hublot's past and present. Hublot launched the Classic Fusion line in 2008 to recapture some of the refinement and uptown cachet of its original thin-and-fine dress models. While Hublot wisely abandons sub-40mm cases and quartz movements to the era of Junk Bonds and Rambo, the Aerofusion Black Magic retains some of the appealing discretion of the early MDM Geneve "Hublot" models. First and foremost, the case in black ceramic is thinner and more elegant in its proportions than the Hublot Big Bang and King Power equivalents. Want an Hublot that can slip under a dress cuff or sport jacket sleeve? The Classic Fusion Aerofusion Black Magic is your go-to Hublot. Contrasting finish - brushed and polished surfaces - is employed in lieu of gold or day glow colors to generate visual intrigue. Both case and bezel feature this subtle treatment, and both ceramic assemblies offer scratch resistance that is a world removed from the fragile gold cases of the 1980s - or the PVD cases of the 1990s, for that matter! "Aero" is Hublot-speak for "skeleton," and the Hublot Aerofusion Black Magic lives up to its billing. The entire dial rests on a sapphire platform that allows the subdials, hour indices, and calibrations to "float" above the visible movement below. The entire face of the Hublot Aerofusion Black Magic has an light, delicate, and gossamer appearance that defies Hublot's reputation for mass and excess. An Hublot automatic caliber 1155 chronograph motivates this mass of kiln-fired zirconium. Thanks to the skeleton dial, the polished works of the chronograph mechanism can be viewed in action without removing the watch from one's wrist. A jump-date, 42-hour power reserve, and smooth vertical-clutch chronograph engagement keep the Hublot Aerofusion Black Magic's operation as sharp as its looks. See this remarkably nuanced Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Black Magic in high-resolution images on www.thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso