Hublot returned to the Classic Fusion collection to introduce its first moon-phase watch – replica Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Moonphase. Unveiled in both Titanium and King Gold back in January, the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Moonphase combines the contemporary architecture of a skeleton watch with a classic moon phase indication in natural mother-of-pearl.
Replica Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Moonphase turned to its trump card to unveil an all-black version made in ceramic. A modern take on the moon phase, the Classic Fusion Aero Moon Black Magic features a full calendar, with day and month indications at 12 o’clock, and a moon phase set against an aventurine glass sky display at 6 o’clock. There are four calendar indications – two in the openworked section and two in the overlaid moonphase sub-dial.
The two in the openworked portion are the day of the week and month indicators. They’re displayed in the usual pair of windows at 12 o’clock, but with a few accommodations to make them legible while conforming to the skeletonized construction. The disks themselves are actually just cut-outs of the letters, floating over the other movement components. The windows however have a white backing, which lends some contrast to the grey letters, making them readable.
The replica Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion Moonphase watch carries a bold personality, although it might be one of the most refined watches in the Hublot collection. It remains fashionably large at 45mm, although the slim Classic Fusion, black alligator strap, and elegant satin and polished finish on the case and bezel make it the perfect formal-wear watch.