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Hublot

Born into the family behind the Binda Group watchmaking company, Italian watchmaker Carlo Crocco (b. 1944) decided to leave the dynasty to create his own company called MDM Genève in 1976. He spent the next few years developing his bold debut product: the Hublot watch.

Named for the French word for “porthole,” the Hublot, which debuted at the 1980 Baselworld watch and jewelry trade show, did indeed look like a porthole. What made the watch stand out, however, was its radical “fusion” approach to design — that is, the combination of a complex gold case with a band made from rubber. At the time, most high-end watches featured wristbands crafted from luxury materials, so the humble rubber material was a radical shift from fashion trends.

The rubber wristband wasn’t just made from any old rubber. Crocco reportedly spent $1 million developing the material to create the perfect blend of durability and style. The result was a watch that felt sportier than its competition but had all the technical makings of a luxury timepiece. Crocco’s risk paid off, with A-list clients from Prince Albert of Monaco to Jay-Z strapping Hublots to their wrists (the latter collaborated with the brand to produce two watches in 2013).

In 2004, watchmaker Jean-Claude Biver became CEO of the company, pushing the brand into the 21st century, including through major collaborations with athletes like sprinter Usain Bolt and artists like Shepard Fairey. In 2005, Hublot launched the Big Bang watch, a fresh statement on the brand’s inventive mixing of tradition and technology with options ranging from gold and a tire-tread-like rubber to a sapphire crystal casing. Other models include the Classic Fusion in 2008, which recalls the 1980s design, and the Manufacture Pieces (MP) collection, which features complex movements. The luxury Swiss watch company continues to innovate, all the while staying true to its “art of fusion” roots.

Find a collection of Hublot watches and other jewelry on 1stDibs.

Average Sold Price
$4,700
Styles
Hublot Classic Fusion 565.NO.1181.RX Unisex Watch in 18kt Titanium/Rose Gold
By Hublot
Located in New York, NY
Hublot Classic Fusion 565.NO.1181.RX Unisex Watch in 18kt Titanium/Rose Gold
Category

2010s Hublot

Materials

Rose Gold, Titanium

Hublot Classic Fusion Stainless Steel Black Dial Automatic Mens Watch B1915.1
By Hublot
Located in New York, NY
Excellent Pre-owned Condition Hublot Classic Fusion Stainless Steel Black Dial Automatic Mens Watch. No Original Box and Papers are Included. Comes with Chronostore Presentation Box ...
Category

2010s Hublot

Hublot Classic Fusion Titanium Blue Men's Watch 511.NX.7170.LR
By Hublot
Located in Wilmington, DE
Diameter 45 mm case Satin-finished and Polished Titanium bezel Satin-finished and Polished Titanium with 6 H-shaped Titanium Screws water resistance 50m or 5 ATM crystal Sapphire wit...
Category

2010s Hublot

Hublot Big Bang Steel Diamonds Watch 361.SX.1270.RX.1104
By Hublot
Located in Wilmington, DE
Diameter 38 mm case Polished and Satin-finished Stainless Steel bezel Polished Stainless Steel Set with 126 Diamonds totaling 0.87ct and 6 H-shaped Titanium Screws water resistance 1...
Category

2010s Hublot

Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Men's Watch 520.NX.2610.NX
By Hublot
Located in Wilmington, DE
Opaline White Dial with Silver Sub-Dials Index Hour Markers Date Feature Chronograph Feature Large Central Chronograph Seconds Hand 30 Minute Counter Sub-Dial at 9 O'Clock Small Seco...
Category

2010s Hublot

Hublot Classic Fusion Ceramic Blue Chronograph Men's Watch 521.CM.7170.LR
By Hublot
Located in Wilmington, DE
Diameter 45 mm case Polished and Satin-finished Black Ceramic bezel Satin-finished and Polished Black Ceramic with 6 H-shaped Titanium Screws water resistance 50m or 5 ATM crystal Sa...
Category

2010s Hublot

Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Titanium Men's Watch 521.NX.1171.LR
By Hublot
Located in Wilmington, DE
Diameter 45 mm case Satin-finished and Polished Titanium bezel Vertical Satin-finished Titanium with 6 H-shaped Titanium Screws water resistance 50m or 5 ATM crystal Sapphire with An...
Category

2010s Hublot

Hublot Big Bang One Click Steel White Full Pavé Watch 465.SE.9010.RW.1604
By Hublot
Located in Wilmington, DE
Diameter 39 mm case Polished Stainless Steel Set with 118 Diamonds totaling 0.84ct bezel Polished Stainless Steel Set with 42 Diamonds totaling ~1.00ct with 6 H-shaped Titanium Screw...
Category

2010s Hublot

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Hublot jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs

Find a range of Hublot watches & jewelry available on 1stDibs. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Hublot jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Hublot diamond jewelry & watches can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, from our inventory of 3. This collection contains 129 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Sapphire and diamond are among the most popular styles of Hublot jewelry watches available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 21st Century and Contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider jewelry & watches by and . Prices for Hublot watches and jewelry can vary depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $2,450 and tops out at $318,990, while pieces like these can sell for $13,659.
Questions About Hublot
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Whether or not Hublot is better than Rolex is a matter of preference. Both are luxury watchmakers that have earned sterling reputations over the years and are both equally renowned around the world for their wristwatches. Find an array of watches by both Rolex and Hublot on 1stDibs.