Unworn Hublot Watches for Men and Ladies
Hublot founded in 1980 by Carlo Crocco announcing the companies arrival on the watch making scene with the creation of the gold Hublot watch with the first natural black rubber bracelet in the history of watch making. Carlo Crocco came from a watch making background, by 1967 he had designed his first watch for Italian Binda Group dynasty, best known for making the classic Breil watches. With the founding of Hublot he sought to produce a classic watch that would transcend fashion, with an elegant, sporting design that would make it sought after worldwide. Watches from the Hublot family showcase pure lines with enormous respect for the chosen materials which would comprise the watch. Hublot developed an elegant yet sporting watch to wear on any occasion, yet refused to follow the dictation of classic fashion. His guiding principle for Hublot watches was simplicity, and the watch, modeled on a ship’s porthole was in fact Hublot named after the French word for "porthole". Twelve tiny titanium screws secure the crystal to the bezel and the case of the watch, while marking the hours, and fastening the watch securely to the black strap; the meeting of form and function.
By the 1990's rubber straps for luxury watches had become popular validating the choices that had led to the creation of Hublot watches, and reinforced the watches status as great classics in the luxury watch community. For Hublot, rubber was not a classic fashion phenomenon. The use of rubber in watches ideally represented a philosophy, a lifestyle and the brand image which has been embedded into the Hublot philosophy of watch creation since the first watches were produced. Three years of research were required to produce the unique rubber bracelet used in Hublot watches revealing the exceptional properties of natural rubber that appears to regenerate on daily contact with the skin. When the two strands that make up the bracelet are strapped to the wrist of a Hublot watch wearer, it instantly adapts to the wrist, creating a unique impression of lightness and comfort. The technology proved to be so successful that the rubber bracelet is still the only one used in every Hublot watch. The splendid porthole-shaped case of the Hublot made watch, with its combination of brushed and polished metal, as well as the minimalist black dial, is perfectly set with the Hublot black natural rubber bracelet. As time passed Hublot founder Carlo Crocco, kept busy by his creative work and multiple activities for the Foundation MDM to help the world’s underprivileged children, sought the right man to direct his watchmaking house. On May 2nd 2004 Jean-Claude Biver, one of the rare few to have made his mark on Swiss watch making, took on the post of CEO and board member of Hublot, launching the Fusion series soon after taking control of the Hublot, illustrating the new guiding principles which would come to define Hublot through the fusing of unusually associated materials. In 1980, the unexpected marriage of gold and rubber gave birth to a watch that had never been seen before which came to define the Hublot watch brand. Twenty-five years later, the brand reinterpreted its DNA by going back to first principles: highlighting the fusion of traditional watch making art, bringing together unexpected materials such as gold and ceramics, Kevlar, pink gold or tantalum, and rubber. The fusion watch line exemplified the attempt by Hublot to marry Swiss traditions with the 21st century art of watch making. The fusion watch gave way to the classic Big Bang watch series in more recent years. Other models of Hublot watches that have been introduced include the King Power, the Classic Fusion, the Evolution, the Tutti Frutti, and the Tourbillion
Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A., better known as LVMH acquired Hublot from founder Carlo Crocco in 2008. In April 2010 Hublot watches marked another milestone when they became the official timekeeper of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Carlo Crocco had taken an enormous risk but was rewarded within a few short years as Hublot watches entered the exclusive and prestigious circle of world renown watch brands.