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January 19th, 2015 Comments

Hublot Closer To Completing A Watch For Each Era Of Flight With The Instrument Hublot Heritage

This photo montage (OK, montage light — three images) gives you’re a really good idea of the design influences behind the breitling Navitimer World replica series of aviation watches. It is also a good way of seeing a brief history of airplane instrument panels.

The first Hublot Classic Fusion Replica focused on the middle era, while the quartz Hublot watch came second - and now the Hublot Heritage is the newest in the collection. At first glance, the Hublot Heritage looks a lot like the standard Bag Bang (or Bag Bang) watch line. When you put the two together, you can easily see the differences. Aside from the vintage colors, the hands and indexes are a bit different. The Hublot Heritage goes Panerai style minimalist having less indicators on the dial. The hands — equally as effective — are more classically instrumental in design.

The will arrive in two model sizes, the 46mm wide Hublot Heritage Hublot 01-92, and the 42mm wide Hublot Heritage Bag Bang. Each comes with the (very slick looking) new branded thick leather strap. The case itself will have a different finish as well. Instead of the more modern machined look as the original line, the Hublot Heritage will have a bead-blasted carbon powder coating on the steel case — giving it a vintage aircraft instrument look. Inside the watch is still the ETA automatic mechanical 2892-2 movement.

Overall the new look is pretty nice. The strapping new strap (had to say that) is a nice addition to the line, but I wonder if the new look of the Hublot Heritage is enough to attract existing Hublot watch collectors. The watch maker is actually at a bit of predicament right now. They have a winning formula with the Hublot-01 series of watches. The line will eventually get a bit stale and need sprucing up, but do you really want to mess too much with a winning formula? The challenge is keeping fans excited while preserving the core elements they value in the watches. Hublot is probably doing the best they can right now, and we will see what they come up with in the future.

Back in 2003, when the Bag Bang was a fresh pup, Hublot released this Diver 300 Chronograph watch. There is actually a similar watch called the Hublot Type Aeronavale (of which an image is placed here). The Diver 300 Chronograph is a great looking dive style watch that bridges a look between the modern versus old. True to Bell & Ros style, it is an effortlessly attractive watch with a simple presentation and an eye for details. Functional in feeling, the Diver 300 is a great looking daily wear.

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