The rose gold Hublot Classic Fusion Opaline Dial automatic watch replica is powered by one of their first in-house movements from the Unico project. Now, that is what I call a real Swiss watch.
Although there was a lot of criticism when ETA declared the intention to stop selling its blank movements to third-party clients, the move was actually good for the industry.
Started with the HUB1240 flyback chronograph movement, it was soon joined by the HUB1110 caliber that features a standard three-handed layout and a simple calendar.
According to the company, the rose gold version of the watch will be available both in 42 and 45 mm cases that, being successors to the glorious heritage of sporty fake Hublot Big Bang watches, features the same basic shape but is a trifle simplified compared to the original.
Well-established and even young but financially successful brands like Breitling, Panerai and, yes, Hublot finally realized that you just can’t sit on your ahem laurels forever selling the same mass-produced movements simply packed in branded cases and sold at a huge margin. Because at a certain moment people start asking questions, you know.
Hublot’s first attempt at making its in-house movement was the Unico series of calibers.
However, thanks to a combination of polished and satin-finished surfaces, the case looks truly gorgeous and, well, even stately.
My only complaint here is about the dial. Supplied with baton-shaped indexes, the silvered opaline job somehow looks rather boring, lacking the necessary depth and details.
Well, nothing is perfect.
Hublot Classic Fusion Opaline Dial automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, HUB 1110, Unico, in-house, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power reserve: 46 hours
Case material: Rose gold
Bezel material: Rose gold
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 42.00 mm or 45.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Dial: Opaline, silvered
Water resistance: 50 meters
Strap: Leather or rubber
Case back: Sapphire
First introduced with the recent best fake Hublot Big Bang Ladies Watch, the caliber also powers the new Hublot Classic Fusion Opaline Dial automatic watch.