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Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Premier League Celebrates the New Football Season

Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Premier League

Over the years Hublot have developed a reputation for being the ultimate footballer’s watch brand. Known for bombastic designs, large price tags and a sporty vibes that keep players, managers, analysts and casters coming back for more. What’s more, Hublot are the official timekeeper for the Premier League, putting them right at the top flight of English football. With the latest season underway, Hublot have released the Classic Fusion Chronograph Premier League in celebration.

Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Premier League

As a Classic Fusion Chronograph it features a 42mm diameter case made from titanium with a broad, flat bezel and decorative screws. There’s contrasting brushed and polished finishing on alternating surfaces that creates an added layer of detail leading from the bezel to the integrated rubber strap and chronograph pushers flanking the crown. The Classic Fusion has always been my favourite Hublot design as it leans heavily of seventies-inspired integrated sports watch design in a Genta-esque fashion.

Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Premier League
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Premier League

For the Premier League edition, the chronograph has been given a custom dial featuring the league’s signature royal purple. It’s decorated with lighter coloured slashes across the display that look like lens flares across the sapphire crystal above. There’s also the Premier League lion symbol on the small seconds subdial at 3 o’clock. In many regards the dial is a mechanical interpretation of the displays that could be selected on previous Hublot Premier League smartwatches like Big Bang E.

Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Premier League

While a smartwatch has wider utility, there’s a quality to mechanical chronographs that feels more luxurious and satisfyingly solid. The press of each pusher is more meaningful whether you’re timing a training session or standing on the sidelines counting down the clock to half time. Powering the chronograph complication is the calibre HUB1153, an automatic movement with 42-hour power reserve.

Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Premier League

The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Premier League is limited to 100 pieces at a price of £10,600. It’s big, it’s purple, it’s Hublot doing what Hublot are best known for doing. It’s certainly a way to kick off the Premier League season with a big bang. Not to be confused with kicking off the season with a Big Bang, that would be a different watch.

Price & Specs:

  • Model: Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Premier League
  • Ref: 541.NX.8970.RX.PLW23
  • Case/dial: 42mm diameter, titanium case, matte purple dial
  • Water resistance: 50m (5 bar)
  • Movement: Hublot calibre HUB1153, automatic
  • Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
  • Power reserve: 42h
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
  • Strap: Titanium bracelet
  • Price/availability: £10,600, limited to 100 pieces

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Michael Sonsino

As Digital Editor for Oracle Time, Michael needs an eye for detail, which makes it a good thing that his twin joys in life are miniatures and watches. He's a lifelong fan of fine timepieces, especially those of a more historic nature - if it has a twist of Art Deco, all the better. Recent purchase: Seiko Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretation. Grail watch: Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921.