Hublot King Power Cathedral Gong Tourbillon Minute Repeater & La Cle du Temps Marcus Watches Hands-On

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Hublot UNICO All Carbon Watch Hands-On Hands-On

It is very difficult to describe what this watch is all about. It isn't quite what I would call a true sport watch, but it's certainly sport themed from a visual perspective. It embodies the popular figure eight dial layout of the Grande Seconde collection from the brand. While historically not a cornerstone of original Jaquet Droz history, the modern version of the brand adopted this attractive figure eight layout as a way of differentiating their pieces from other high-end timepiece makers. The Grande Seconde family has been very popular, and someone probably wanted to do a sporty version of it. If you think about it, there are very few high-end "dressy" watch brands that don't have a sport watch in the collection. Piaget has the Polo for example. Breguet has the Type XX, XXI, XXII as well as the Marine. Blancpain has their dive and racing watches, and even Vacheron Constantin has the Overseas. Even Patek Philippe has the Nautilus and Aquanaut watches. Jaquet Droz probably felt that it needed something of its own along those lines.

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