Hublot showcased three new models at LVMH Watch Week 2023, including the Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Yellow Neon SAXEM 44mm. The case of the watch is made from SAXEM, an alloy of aluminum oxide and rare-earth minerals, which was originally developed for the satellite industry.
The 42mm case showcases an openwork MHUB6035 micro-rotor tourbillon movement and is complemented by a neon yellow rubber strap with titanium folding buckle. The Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Yellow Neon SAXEM 44mm is limited to 50 pieces and priced at $211,000.
The Classic Fusion Original, available in 33mm, 38mm, and 42mm sizes, pays homage to the original Hublot design from 1980. The watch is available in three materials: 18K yellow gold, natural titanium, and black ceramic.
The Classic Fusion Original features a porthole-like bezel, glossy black lacquer dial, and smooth black rubber strap. The new edition has broader lugs, blackened lateral case protrusions, a slightly wider bezel secured by six screws, and beefier hands. The 33mm edition is powered by a quartz movement, while the 38mm and 42mm editions house a Swiss-made mechanical movement. Prices for the Classic Fusion Original start at $6,500 for the 33mm titanium edition and go up to $24,100 for the 42mm yellow gold version.
The 38mm and 42mm editions in titanium and black ceramic are more modestly priced between $7,900 and $10,000. The Classic Fusion Original is not just about mechanics, but also represents a slice of the brand’s history and its unconventional approach to watchmaking, while having a guaranteed 72-hour power reserve.