Hublot Classic Fusion Power Reserve Titanium Replica Watch Review

With the Hublot Classic Fusion Power Reserve Titanium watch, Hublot has created a thin, lightweight watch with the edge of its siblings and a new in-house manual-wind movement that lets you put the replica watch away to find it still running a week and a day later. It’s sleek and thin, but this Classic Fusion maintains that aggressive Hublot look. I’ve written about the Classic Fusion line in our “Cost of Entry” series before, but at over $160 it might give a lot of people some sticker shock and definitely isn’t an entry-level piece. However, after spending some time with the watch, I have to say it grew on me and became a top wearer in my rotation.

The Classic Fusion, introduced in 2004, has been the more discreet, subtle sibling in the replica Hublot line. In terms of watch nomenclature, the Big Bang is about as “autological” as you can get – a loud and bold wrist watch designed to get attention. Many brands come to be known as synonymous with one particular watch model by a large segment of the watch fan population, but that is not to say that other offerings aren’t impressive works of design, material, and technical achievement. After wearing the Hublot Classic Fusion 8-Day Power Reserve Titanium watch for some time, I learned to enjoy the quieter Hublot sibling in a way that allows me to appreciate it irrespective of the Big Bang’s shadow.


Hublot is a brand with a devoted and loyal fanbase for several reasons in addition to releasing some truly fantastic watches. For example, they provide a great level of service that is refreshing for a lot of buyers. If you’re not the “typical” Hublot fan, the Classic Fusion might be worth looking into. And you may not like the Big Bang, Classic Fusion, or any iterations of either, but it’s impossible to deny the brand’s appeal and success as well as their consistency in improving their products.


Getting on to the watch itself, the 45mm-wide case would usually be on the upper end of a desired size for me, but given its slimness, I actually wouldn’t change it one bit. The polished titanium case is refined by any standard, let alone for a brand that tends to go for louder design choices like fake Hublot. The H-screws add a masculine edge to it, and though this is a matter of taste, I personally love that they are not all evenly aligned.


The dial itself is black sunray satin-finished, with rhodium-plated appliques and hands. It’s handsome enough, but I have to admit that legibility was less than ideal when it was bright out. The power reserve indicator at 10 o’clock, a seconds subdial at 6 o’clock, and a date window at 3 o’clock throw symmetry out the window. But if you ask me, dial symmetry for the sake of dial symmetry is pointless. I like a seconds subdial, and the power reserve indicator is a huge part of why you get this piece. I’m 50/50 on date windows, but on a fake watch with an 8-day power reserve that I never had to reset, I have to say I liked having it.


The strap is one of my favorite parts of this Hublot Classic Fusion Power Reserve Titanium watch. It’s a black rubber and alligator strap, referred to as the “gummy strap.” With the alligator leather sewn into the the rubber lining, it’s really comfortable and nice-looking. I’ll take this opportunity to mention again that the name “Classic Fusion” refers to the fusion of materials, so this strap goes hand in hand with the theme here. It is easy to adjust the size, and that “H” Hublot logo at the buckle is a nice touch that I enjoyed. Overall, I applaud Hublot for the attention to the detail in the strap as well as the overall execution. I do want to point out one issue here that was a problem for me. I tend to wear my replica watches uk somewhat close to the wrist, and the crown is quite sharp around the edges – and in a couple of instances it jabbed my wrist which, while not exactly painful, wasn’t a great feeling. Minor complaint, overall, but one worth mentioning.


While I’m on the “fusion” aspect of the watch, I also found myself wearing this piece in a variety of settings. It really works when I meet up with friends on the weekend, with the sportier aspects of the watch being highlighted by my choice in wardrobe. The same could be said with a more buttoned-down look, as the replica watch blended in quite well in that setting. I love when I can feel like I can appropriately wear a piece in casual and formal settings. Add on top of that the fact that it’s just so comfortable (with the exception of that jabby crown) as well as not a piece I see on every other wrist here in Los Angeles, and it’s a recipe for a watch I wear everyday, for weeks on end.


The Hublot Classic Fusion Power Reserve Titanium runs on the HUB1601 manually wound movement. The impressively thin 4.4mm thick movement affords the watch its slim case, and the sapphire case back displays a suitably cool-looking movement to gaze at. Really, the movement does what it says. The convenience of an 8-day power reserve is great, and a power reserve indicator easily lets you know when it’s time to wind up the fake watch a little bit. A simple, slim, and lightweight but masculine replica Hublot watch that’s a little less “in your face” than the Big Bang, the Hublot Classic Fusion Power Reserve Titanium still has strong brand DNA. It’s what the watch promises, and it’s certainly what it delivers. If you’re not looking for this, then there are a lot of other choices out there.


The Hublot Classic Fusion Power Reserve Titanium is a watch where the old Hublot replica watches meet the new identity of the brand. Yes, it’s a Hublot for people who may not love Hublots and are looking for something new in a sea of watches that blend into the crowd. It offers a distinctive movement, as well as elegant and classy looks housed in a contemporary, 45mm-wide case that’s softened by being quite thin. You can really understand the “value” of what Hublot is offering here, especially if you’re the type of person who wants to show off without being obnoxious about it. Really, it is one of my favorite Hublot pieces and a fake watch I love overall. The replica Hublot Classic Fusion Power Reserve Titanium is not cheap at $164, but if you’re interested in the kind of piece I just described, you should give this watch a serious look.

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Buying Replica Watches In Englewood, New Jersey: The Timepiece Collection


Welcome back to an BuyWatchesTop original series, where we discuss important stores that sell replica watches all over the world. Each store we profile has an interesting story to tell about where they operate and who they sell to. Whether you buy replica watches from brick and mortar retailers or prefer to buy replica watches online, these are the stores that help shape our watch culture around the globe. There is a long list of stores to cover, but if there is a retail location in your favorite city that we simply can’t miss, let us know in the comments below. Here is a map of stores we have covered so far.

Where to buy replica watches in Englewood, New Jersey?

Combining a small-town feel with easy access to the Big Apple (just across the Hudson river) is Englewood, New Jersey. And it’s home to The Timepiece Collection for the past 15 years. Back when they opened in 2001, there was a very small market of high-end watch retailers in Bergen County. At that time, two avid watch lovers and longtime friends, Mike Rosenberg and Jeff Khalaf, created The Timepiece Collection Ltd.


BuyWatchesTop (BWT): What types of watches are popular in your market? What makes Englewood a unique place to buy replica watches?

Timepiece Collection: We have many local watch collectors in the area and sell a lot of high-complication timepieces. The three brands that are our most popular are Audemars Piguet, Ulysse Nardin, and Hublot. In 2015, one of our biggest accomplishments was that we were named the #1 retailer of Hublot in the tri-state area. We also have an in-house watch repair and service department. Our store is truly a one-stop shop for all customers.

Englewood is a unique place to buy fake watches because there is such a diverse community of watch lovers. We have a brand in store to fit nearly any price point. Anyone from the avid shopper, to the high-end collector will walk into our store on any given day.


BWT: What would you tell watch lovers in other cities about the tastes of watch lovers in Englewood?

Timepiece Collection: We have 20-plus brands in store, so our market is much larger than just the city of Englewood. We are one of the leading watch retailers in New Jersey, and we love that we have customers all throughout the tri-state area and beyond. Watch lovers in the area love high-complication movements and limited-edition pieces, while some still love the simple luxury jewelry pieces. We have a wide range of customers, purchasing both the classic and sophisticated, to the sporty, oversized, and flashy. We love that we can sell our customers everything from a pre-owned Omega Seamaster, to a new Ulysse Nardin Lady Diver. We have a brand and timepiece for nearly every price point.


BWT: Do you serve mostly locals or tourists, or is it a good mix? Also, what percentage of your customers would you call “knowledgeable watch collectors?”

Timepiece Collection: Because we ship internationally, we have a good mix of local customers as well as tourists. We are located just across the George Washington Bridge, and have many clients come in from Manhattan. A majority of our clients have been purchasing watches from us for the past 15 years. Being a luxury dealer for so many brands within 5 miles of Manhattan gives us a huge advantage.

Bergen Performing Arts Center

BWT: What is Englewood best-known for? What do visitors have to do, see, or eat while there?

Timepiece Collection: Englewood is well-known for the Bergen Performing Arts Center. It is a local non-profit theater that brings both big and small names to the stage. The town has a great selection of restaurants and shops for visitors. Englewood is also known for various celebrities that have lived in the East Hill Mansions, including Eddie Murphy, Sara Jessica Parker, Lil’ Kim, Tony Bennett, and many others. It is a small community with a city-like feel, and that’s what makes the entire neighborhood so desirable.


BWT: As a business, do you sponsor or participate in any local events, watch-related or otherwise?

Timepiece Collection: We sponsor many local events that involve charities in the area. Recently, we had an in-house event sponsoring Englewood Medical Center Foundation. We donated a portion of all Chopard replica watches sold through the month of May. We also sponsored an event benefiting Eva’s Village which is a local non-profit that helps underprivileged children in Bergen County.


Near the end of 2015, we worked with Hublot in creating our own 25-piece limited edition watch named the Classic Fusion Chrono Aero Hope for the Warriors. A portion of all the fake watches were donated to Hope for the Warriors, a non-profit organization benefitting post-9/11 service members, veterans, and military families.


BWT: What are some of the watch brands you are known for carrying? If you could pick a watch brand or model that epitomizes the culture or style of Englewood what would it be?

Timepiece Collection: The watch brands that we are well-known for carrying include Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Breitling, Glashütte, Harry Winston, Hermes, Hublot, Jaquet Droz, Longines, Omega, Tag Heuer, Ulysse Nardin, and Zenith. We are also an authorized retailer for Bell & Ross, Bovet, Girard-Perregaux, Guiliano Mazzuoli, Parmigiani Fleurier, and Perrelet. Along with being an authorized retailer, we also sell many various brands of preowned replica watches including Rolex, IWC, Roger Dubuis, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin and many others.

Within the past year, we have acquired Chopard, NOMOS Glashütte, and Breguet. We are extremely happy and proud to be an authorized dealer for all of our brands and will continue to serve our watch community with the newest and best pieces on the market.

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Hublot Classic Fusion Kobe Bryant ‘HeroVillain’ Replica Watch Hands-On


Recently, here in Los Angeles, Hublot helped brand ambassador Kobe Bryant celebrate his now official retirement from playing professional basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers after 20 years of service. The affably charming Byrant was on point this evening as his carefully curated retirement plan checked off another box while he strapped on his latest limited edition Hublot replica watches reference 517.CX.0180.PR.KOB16 made just for him (and 23 other people).


Hublot has celebrated various sides of Kobe Bryant’s personality with each of the now three limited edition watches they have produced together. It began back in 2013 when Hublot and Kobe Bryant announced the King Power Black Mamba. With the crew at the event, I congratulated Mr. Bryant on the relationship and failed to make small talk when making the mistake of mentioning Nubeo, a late 2000’s brand with huge potential that suffered fatally after the economic crash. After my remark, I then realized that Bryant probably lost money as part of the ordeal and it was a sore topic. I mostly brought it up because I was a genuine fan of the brand’s product and saw his participation as a sign of his level of fine watch appreciation and good taste.


Not wanting to invest his own resources in a fake watch brand, Bryant probably made the intelligent choice of working with a strong partner like Hublot. After Kobe Bryant, Hublot also became the official replica watchmaker of the Los Angeles Lakers. The brand began by examining Kobe’s on-court personality with the Black Mamba watch – influenced by one of Kobe’s several nicknames. In 2015, we went up to Napa Valley wine country to check out the launch of the Kobe Bryant Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph Kobe ‘Vino’ Bryant watch. Nearing the end of his career, a more calm and mature Bryant here wanted to celebrate his “Vino” name in a fitting manner.

The 2016 limited edition replica Hublot Classic Fusion Kobe Bryant “HeroVillain” is either the third in a series or the end of a trilogy. For Bryant, I believe this watch is not only about celebrating the end of his career, but also the legacy and personality he has left behind. A sentimentalist, in my opinion, Kobe ponders whether he will be remembered for his heroic determination or his sometimes direct path to success at the expense of other considerations that might be on the “villain” side of the spectrum.


Kobe Bryant has mentioned that he would not rule out a return to the sports industry in the future, but I get the impression he is ready for a break after a live-eat-breathe-basketball life for two whole decades. The man of many passions seems eager about putting his attention and energy elsewhere for a while – even though he has not made it clear what that is.

With full humility, Kobe shared that he is not a good designer, and that he does not design his replica watches uk. Rather, he conveys a vision, story, and set of emotions he wants to imbue into his watches and credits the artistry of Hublot’s designers for the final product. It’s nice to see him open about the design process and profess his genuine appreciation for how the brand has handled their relationship – a relationship of importance to the star because he does care about replica watches.


The Hublot Classic Fusion Kobe Bryant “HeroVillain” replica watch comes in the 45mm-wide Classic Fusion case in black ceramic. A bit of spice is added in the use of 18k rose gold dial appliques as well as Hublot “H” screws on the bezel and lugs. At its base, the watch is the Hublot Classic Fusion AeroFusion Moonphase Black Magic.

Aside from the gold on the case and bezel, the most major change is the addition of the stylized three-dimensional black mamba snake figurine on the dial. It’s a Kobe Bryant watch, so it has to be there. The rear of the fake hublot watches has his “HV” Hero Villain logo printed on the sapphire crystal exhibition caseback window. Attached to the strap is a “gummy” python skin strap – and it’s done expertly. Hublot likes to make straps that are soft rubber-lined with animal skin on the outside. It gives the best of both worlds, being comfortable and easy to clean like rubber, with the visual attractiveness of leather, fabric, alligator, and now, black python.


Inside the watch is the caliber HUB1311 automatic movement which is a base movement with an in-house module for the calendar and moonphase functions. The layout is meant to emulate the classic “triple calendar” look which has two adjacent windows under 12 o’clock with the day of the week and month, and then a dial for the date over 6 o’clock. In that dial is a moonphase indicator, and pretty much everything but the hands and hour markers are skeletonized. Even the dial is a piece of sapphire crystal. The look attempts to marry the old and the new. It’s certainly legible and gives a slick classic look to the modern Hublot brand. The movement operates at 4Hz with a power reserve of about 42 hours.


Kobe was clearly happy when seeing the Hublot Classic Fusion Kobe Bryant HeroVillain on his wrist. It’s cool because, at events like this, even Kobe is probably seeing the replica watch for the first time in real life. It’s a good time to be Kobe, retiring with the splash he was hoping for. Certainly something to add points to the “hero” side of the equation. The question is if Hublot will continue to be a part of his personality moving forward – and I think, for the time being, it will be. Price for the limited edition of 24 pieces reference 517.CX.0180.PR.KOB16 Hublot Classic Fusion Kobe Bryant “HeroVillain” replica watch is $204.

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