Hublot prides itself on disruptive design. Originally launched as MDM Genève in 1980, the firm’s first product, the “Hublot,” enraged traditionalists by combining a solid-gold case with a rubber strap. Since 2005, Hublot has made its name as a provocateur with blockbuster launches such as the Big Bang, King Power, and Hublot Ferrari model lines. Nyon-based Hublot has come a long way since that first rubber strap, but it continues to tout the same audacity with material “fusions” including carbon fiber, ceramic, titanium, tantalum, sapphire, and all varieties of precious metals.
Since the inception of the brand, Hublot hasn’t been afraid to be different. The unique innovations and distinctive designs captured in these timepieces are what set this brand apart from more traditional watchmakers.
Thanks to the efforts of Jean-Claude Biver in the 2000s, the maverick quality of these timepieces is something that has caught the eye of consumers, as well as celebrities and sports superstars, such as Kobe Bryant, Usain Bolt – the world’s fastest man, and even powerhouse couple Jay-Z and Beyonce.
History of Hublot Watches
This is a new watch brand compared to some of the others, founded in 1980 by Carlo Crocco. The same year he released his first watches under the Hublot brand, it was declared to be the “watch of European Royalty,” which was an accomplishment that few watch brands could match.
Crocco had a mission with the founding of Hublot – to make a mark outside of his family’s well-known watch company, Binda. He eventually found his unique style by creating material synergies with a fusion of elements that were considered “unconventional” in the watchmaking industry during that time. The most unique element used, the natural rubber strap, is now ubiquitous for sports watches, but it’s popularity only emerged after Hublot’s pioneering usage.
What Makes Hublot Watches So Appealing?
One of the most appealing factors of the Hublot brand is the fact that these watches are extremely wearable. This means they feature components designed for day to day use, such as rubber sports straps and scratch resistant gold. These factors make it possible to enjoy a high-end, luxury watch, without having to worry about causing serious damage.
Why Should You Purchase Pre-Owned Hublot Watches?
Purchasing a pre-owned Hublot watch opens up a huge array of options and styles. With pre-owned selections, you aren’t limited to what is in production right now. Instead, you can choose from the entire history of Hublot watches, to find the one that suits your style. WatchBox is a leading provider of used Hublot watches, offering customers a huge selection of these wearable, yet luxurious, watches.