22 May 2012

Hublot Classic Fusion 42mm Gold Diamonds Mens Watch 542.PX.1180.LR.1104 Review

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Written By: Olivia Hernandez

The Classic Fusion Collection, by Hublot, veers away from the bold look of the Hublot Big Bang Collection, and presents a more traditional and timeless look, while still keeping the mixture of materials for which Hublot is known. The Hublot Classic Fusion 42mm Gold Diamonds Mens Watch 542.PX.1180.LR.1104 combines red gold and diamonds, creating a classic, yet edgy, look.

This piece, listed on Hublot’s website at $26,800.00, comes with the following features:

  • 18 karat red gold case
  • 18 karat red gold bezel, inlaid with 138 diamonds
  • Mat black dial
  • Black rubber and alligator strap
  • Date function
  • Water-resistant up to 100 meters (330 feet)
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal

This piece combines red gold, diamonds, and rubber to give it an interesting aesthetic. The diamonds inlaid on the bezel are definitely the focus of this watch, adding a flash of glamour to the piece. The black of the dial and the rubber strap give the watch a more practical look to offset the diamonds, for a more everyday look. A small date function sits at the 3 o’clock position. The water- and scratch-resistance features offer a durability that is necessary when a watch has as high a price point as this one does.

One major concern with this piece is the diamonds. There are so many and the emphasis on them is so heavy that this watch could be easily mistaken for a women’s watch, and this is a factor that may make many men hesitant to pay the asking price. The diamonds combined with the red gold case give the entire piece a┬ádistinctly feminine look. The rubber strap seems out of place among diamonds and gold. While the case and bezel of the watch look beautiful and high-end, the rubber cheapens the overall look of the piece.

For a man looking for a more masculine look, without all the bling, the Hublot Classic Fusion 42mm King Gold Opalin 542.OX.2610.OX, provides all the features of the Classic Fusion Collection. However, the absence of the diamonds makes the difference between a feminine and a masculine looking watch.

While the Classic Fusion Collection features some beautiful pieces, the Gold Diamonds model is perhaps too feminine for most men, and not worth the expenses of the diamonds. This watch and the entire Hublot collection is available at WatchesOnNet.com.

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