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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The Custom Curated Luxury Replica Watches Surprise Box For Men

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As an BuyWatchesTop guest, Paul Chakour of Dilusso would like to share details about their luxury surprise box for men which features a curated collection of goods including a replica watch, pen, headphones, and other selected products.

I’d like to thank BuyWatchesTop for providing me with this guest post opportunity.

My name is Paul Chakour and I am the CEO of Dilusso – the luxury surprise box for men. I am an avid mechanical watch enthusiast and, along with my co-founders, share an affinity for luxury and high-touch customer service. At one time or another, we’ve each celebrated life’s milestones by making a luxury purchase to commemorate the occasion. Still today, I can remember buying one of my prized replica watches while on my honeymoon in Italy. It’s that type of lasting memory that was the main inspiration for Dilusso.

Derived from the Italian phrase di lusso, which means “of luxury” or “luxurious,” Dilusso brings together luxury brands, iconic curators from various industries, as well as exclusive experiences to create a unique “experiential buying” service. Research has shown that owning goods may be a reflection of our identity, but experiences tend to be our identity and can make us all the more interesting and even happier.

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You may be familiar with the subscription and mystery box concept which has gained huge popularity over the past few years, generally comprised of consumable goods or samples. Until now, there hasn’t been any that focus on the luxury consumer at this level.

So, what can you expect from a Dilusso Surprise Box? We start with a hand-crafted solid mahogany box, which is a luxury keepsake in and of itself. Then, as a centerpiece of the Dilusso Surprise Box, we include one of our personal favorite luxury items, a Swiss made mechanical watch from the likes of Replica Rolex, Panerai, and Hublot Watches. When it comes to selecting fake watches, your curator will always take your preferences, your current collection, and aspirational pieces into account. We have also developed partnerships with highly sought-after brands such as De Bethune, Roger Dubuis, and MCT. These more exclusive pieces carry a higher price value than some of our initial Dilusso Surprise Boxes, but we will develop private and intimate experiences around these amazing brands for the true watch connoisseur.

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We then surround the timepiece with other luxury essentials for men. These include pens; cuff links; headphones and other tech; leather goods like wallets, bags, and agendas; watch related accessories like watch winders and straps; bracelets; belts; and art. All essentials are from leading recognizable brands such as replica Goyard, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton or relatively new and unique entrants to the market like, Roland Iten, Anil Arjandas, and Edelberg – each with an intriguing story and exclusivity to themselves. And, retail value for the items will always be higher than what you pay for your Dilusso Surprise Box.

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Dilusso is all about creating memories, and a Dilusso Surprise Box wouldn’t be complete without amazing luxury experiences. The options are truly endless, but each Dilusso Surprise Box will be curated specifically around the interests and passions of each customer to create exhilarating experiences such as:

  • dining at some of the most highly regarded restaurants around the world
  • private celebrity chef dining experiences
  • VIP access to major sporting events like Formula 1, US Open, or NFL Super Bowl
  • movie premieres and VIP access to the Grammy Awards including celebrity after-parties
  • Private travel to a vibrant city like Las Vegas or luxury yacht charter in Cannes for the film festival

How, exactly, do we offer this? By visiting our website, firstly, our customer selects from our expert influencers or personalities from social media, entertainment, sports, and lifestyle to curate his Dilusso Surprise Box. Then, we work with our customer to get an intimate understanding of his personal interests, and our curator then goes to work deciding on which essentials and experiences will fit the customer best, injecting their own personal style, taste, and expertise. The curator can choose from our ever-growing pool of brands and partners. All goods are 100% authentic and sourced from authorized dealers or directly from the brand and include the manufacturer’s warranty. We will not offer grey market or pre-owned goods. We will, however, let our customers know if a rare and sought-after vintage item has been acquired as part of their Dilusso Surprise Box.

Working with the premier global concierge service, Les Concierges, the curator builds exhilarating experiences based on the customer’s preferences and taking into account their geographic location and the time of the year – specifically for scheduled events such as sporting events.

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Then, we deliver the custom Dilusso Surprise Box directly to our customer’s door – anywhere in the world— international shipping & insurance included, with hand-delivery offered anywhere within North America. The Dilusso Surprise Box experience doesn’t end at delivery: we personally follow up with each customer to ensure they’re satisfied and, most of all, surprised.

A Dilusso Surprise Box starts at US$15 and each box is personalized and part of a numbered limited edition series to ensure exclusivity.

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Apart from the fact there wasn’t anything like this in the market, we wanted to offer a unique luxury buying experience for men to make their purchase as memorable as possible. We wanted a way our customers could celebrate their success and achievements or commemorate a milestone in their life in a manner that would bring them joy and memories for many years to come.

We’re always open to feedback and would love to hear about which curators you’d like to see, the brands & types of essentials as well as experiences that would excite you most. You can let us know via phone, email, or live chat (available on our website), or via our social media pages – we’d love to hear from you.

A sincere thank you again to the BWT team for allowing us to share.

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Tom Brady Named Brand Ambassador At TAG Heuer Replica Carrera Heuer 01 Launch

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Tom Brady, the quarterback of the New England Patriots, has just been named the latest TAG Heuer ambassador as the brand rolled out its latest Carrera replica watch, the Heuer 01. We talked a bit about the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 watch here, but this dressed up version of TAG Heuer’s 1887 movement in a skeletonized dial with a black, steel, and red case is clearly getting the full Jean-Claude Biver marketing treatment. With a household name like Tom Brady joining the likes of athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo and Maria Sharapova in representing the watch brand, we can guess that TAG Heuer wants to make a big splash with this new replica watch.

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New ambassador Tom Brady joins Jean-Claude Biver to Launch Carrera Calibre 01 in New York City

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Hublot has previously tapped into the sports fan market when it became an official sponsor of the Dallas Cowboys last year (in addition to football, there’s boxing and basketball too), and the Jean-Claude Biver-led TAG Heuer is looking to go the same route with a name as big as Tom Brady. It’s a brilliant move, really, to use the same wildly successful marketing tactic to promote a fake watch which is a fraction of the cost of a Hublot Replica Big Bang with a price for the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 of 4,900 Swiss Replica Watches francs. We’ll update this article with more from the event soon (where model Molly Simms and DJ Eve were also guests).

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