Cheap Hublot Replica is a giant today, but it was a smurf of a brand just about 10 years ago. The reason it worked out is a combination of two things. First, Hublot didn’t neglect investing heavily into evolving its perception through new materials and new movements – not because they wanted the approval of “purists,” but because they understood the brand itself was to have these in-house capabilities to support the price point and the increasingly more insane designs. And yes, the second step is always more and more insane designs, because look at the brands who choose to produce the same old thing.
The burning issue related to this standstill is that once people have owned “the iconic reference,” they may buy it again once or twice in an ever-so-slightly new iteration, but then it just grows old on them.Sure, when going into more conservative settings, they’ll pull the good old Nautilus/APRO/whatever out… But they stopped buying new ones years ago and have been buying Hublot Replica Watches that they find to be interesting, entertaining, quirky – or are a combination of those things.
Hublot learned from that lesson and probably ended up telling Orlinski: “take our Hublot Classic Fusion Replica Watches, don’t make it larger or smaller… just kind of re-sculpt it, okay? You’re a sculptor, after all.” So that’s what Orlinski did and he added his trademark style best comparable to re-shaping sculptures in a way similar to how diamonds are cut. The resulting Classic Fusion case has a few dozen extra angles and panes, and it is only now that I’m looking at my pictures that I realized how these, from some angles, remind me of the origami cranes.
I’m not a fan of Hublot’s quasi-artsy description of the watch either: “the artist has designed a Swiss Luxury Fake watches on the frontier of vintage and neo-futurist styles.” This description is making me mad just the same as lot descriptions at auctions do. There is little to no connection between the subject of the description and what that description describes. I don’t see anything vintage here, for example… and that’s a good thing.
This “All Black” version was not among the launch pieces – those were either matte blue ceramic or super shiny, all-polished titanium. On a personal note, while I love some of Hublot’s All Black Fake watches China, I don’t think this Orlinski looks best in black. In fact, I thought the blue and the titanium versions made this design pop in a way it deserved. I was immediately thrilled by those when I briefly saw them hands-on – but I could consider the long-run with this All Black version as this was the one in for review.