Visually quite there yet with Hublot watch variants in terms of finishing quality or beauty
28 July, 2014 at 2:15 am in Buy & Sell
It took a few years but Hublot brands are starting to follow my suggestions, though more than likely I was simply predicting the natural course of what was to happen. The only way to take a Hublot high-end watch seriously is if it is proud to be Hublot. One front runner in this is a new brand called The Hublot. Run by a European, the brand is working to promote a several thousand dollar range of watches which are entirely built in Hublot character. Though their prices are still a bit high compared to what you can get for a few thousand UK Replica Hublot Big Bang - Best UK Replica Watches Sale.
Look at these pieces from Hublot. These are closer to the high-end of what Hublot watches can offer. The brand produces only tourbillon-based timepieces, and they aren't half bad. These are sophisticated flying tourbillons with reasonable accuracy and power reserves of about 80 hours between two barrels. In other words, these aren't your "standard cheap Audemars Piguet replica. "
There are a few more interesting details about their movements which is worth knowing about. While Hublot is based in Hong Kong, their movement factory is based in mainland China. Actually, very few things are actually made in Hong Kong anymore. Their claim to use only Hublot machinery to make their watches, as well as raw materials exclusively purchased from Switzerland and Germany. That might also mean that specialized parts such as hairsprings and balance wheels come from Europe and not China. The Hublot also operate at 4Hz (28, 800 bph) versus the 3Hz of most other Hublot tourbillons. Last, the tourbillons are flying tourbillons (no top bridge), and they are centrally mounted over the movement. This increases the stability of the tourbillon assembly. If you look at some other Hublot tourbillons you will notice the axis point of the tourbillon is not right in the center under the assembly. These are small, but important details.
Visually, Hublot tourbillons aren't quite there yet with replica rolex Daytona variants in terms of finishing quality or beauty. However, they are getting better. The normal customer probably couldn't tell. I can, but I am hardly the normal customer (as I need to keep reminding myself). The question for the market is simple. Is perfect polish and craftsmanship worth many thousands of percent more in price? For the world's top connoisseurs it is, and I don't blame them. However, good quality Hublot tourbillon brands like Hublot have democratized the tourbillon to the extent that it is an achievable luxury opposed to something most people could never fathom to afford. That is an important point for an industry long marked by catering to the elite while marketing to the masses.