With the ubiquitous existence of Hublot were acceptable by true watch connoisseurs
12 January, 2015 at 1:34 am in Business
With the ubiquitous existence of rubber straps on high-end watches these days, it’s hard to believe that it wasn’t a common occurrence before 1980. Before then, only leather and crocodile were acceptable by true hublot Big Bang King replica connoisseurs. It was even more unlikely to find a rubber strap paired with a gold case. Crocco wanted cleaner lines for his initial watch and thus at Basel in 1980, he introduced his first Hublot to the world. It featured a porthole shaped watch case in gold, minimalist black dial and the distinctive black natural rubber strap. It wasn’t an immediate hit but caught on quickly and is now considered a trademark of the brand as well as a pioneering achievement in the history of watchmaking and watch design.
Normally, I begin my watch reviews by examining the case and the overall general feeling of wearing the watch. However in this case, in light of the significance of the rubber strap, I will start with that. The breitling Navitimer 01 replica is fitted with a structured black rubber strap and deployant buckle clasp in stainless steel black PVD. The diamond checkered texture of the strap contributes to the masculinity of the watch and complements the sharp angular lines and edges of the case. Despite the oversized nature of the case as a womens watch, the rubber strap made the Big Bang Black Magic extremely comfortable to have on the wrist. If i had to choose the single best feature about the watch, it would be the distinctive rubber strap, a standout in appearance, comfort and durability.
Little has changed with the rubber strap from its original which took Crocco three years and cost low price to develop. The specially and secretly formulated rubber is resistant to cracks and stains but still retains comfort and suppleness. It even lacks the usual rubber smell because of a strong vanilla scent that is added to the mixture. The Cartier Roadster replica that the steel is chemically fused to the rubber accounts for its stability and comfort. There are small steel plates placed at the ends of the straps which are permanently welded to the rubber. The treatment ensures a great deal of security at the points where the strap connects to the case.
I can attest to the secure fit. In my personal experience, the substantial mass of larger watch cases sometimes causes them to move around during wear instead of sitting flush on the plane of the wrist, even with a tight strap fit. With the Big Bang Black Magic, it was surprising to me that this really didn’t happen. In contrast to the previous rubber strap, this one is adjustable in length and has a folding deployant clasp, a risky mechanism for the small-wristed folk, especially on a big watch. If it isn’t placed just right, the folding metal clasp can dig into the skin causing discomfort during wear. This clasp contours my inner wrist with such a delicate line and precision that i could barely feel it was there. Folding metal against the skin with a clasp is a tricky mechanism to get right and Hublot manages to really shine in their triumph of it, not only in comfort but styling and functionality as well.