Hublot Spirit of Big Bang
Price: $15, 950
This is the kind of pure engineering that true watch aficionados will love. In fact, this is one of those gadgets for men that goes beyond a classic watch. You can see it at work, from the front and the clear rear sapphire cover.
It’s like sitting, watching an old-school Ferrari engine at work. If you’re a guy, and you like gizmos, this is the watch you really want on your wrist. In fact, this is one of the few Hublots I could actually wear.
Big Name Celebrity Hublot Fans
Hublot sponsors Floyd Mayweather, Usain Bolt, Jet Li, the Ferrari Formula One team and it was the official timekeeper of the 2010 and 2014 World Cup. So, it doesn’t do cheap.
Knowing the brand, this watch is actually a bargain. You can pay double this for a lesser watch with a rubber strap and this is a far more elegant timepiece.
Hublot doesn’t have the heritage of a Rolex, or Patek Philippe. This is a brand that launched in 1980, when Italian Carlo Crucco set up shop in Switzerland and it has made an impression with big, brash watches and sponsorship deals.
Hublot is new money and now it’s a subsidiary of the LVMH group behind Louis Vuitton. And the Big Bang Gold Automatic Chronograph is pretty much the epitome of what the brand does.
In our opinion, though, the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang is a much better watch.
We’re still left with the nagging question: Are Hublot watches worth the money? It’s a tough one. Hublot watches are overpriced, but then that is part of the attraction. The brand has also focused on advanced materials, which do cost money, and the build quality of a Hublot is easily comparable to a Rolex.
Hublot Is A Young Man’s Patek
It’s a sportier, younger guy’s watch and the level of engineering on show is totally next level. It’s a watch that should last a lifetime and it isn’t THAT expensive. So yes, in its own way, we think the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang is actually good value.
You get an alligator leather strap, a titanium bezel and an intricate grey dial that somehow manages to combine understated elegance with the traditional Hublot, attention grabbing look. Look deeper into that dial and you can see the watch at work, too.
This one was made in 2015, but you get a cast iron guarantee that this watch is in unworn, perfect condition.
That means it is exceptional value, Hublot has its own system of guaranteed online authentication so you won’t get stung with a fake and this is a great watch that will go with anything.
Get yours, now.
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