Hublot is a watch brand that’s often promoted by rappers, singers, and athletes. Unfortunately, us common folks don’t have millions of dollars in disposable income as these famous people do.
Instead of fetching for that $150,000+ Hublot watch, we have to content ourselves with the cheaper models. In this article, I ranked the 7 cheapest Hublot watches money can buy!
N.B: Hublot watches lose a lot of value, so listed prices are for grey-market examples. If you want a “brand new” Hublot, you’ll have to add 25-50% to the prices listed below.
1. Hublot Classic MDM
As the name implies, the Hublot Classic is the run-of-the-mill, entry-level Hublot watch. This one has recently been replaced with the Classic Fusion (next on the list), so the pre-owned market is your only option to get this one.
There have been many variations of the Hublot Classic over the years, but the most popular is probably the quartz version. If you’re not too picky and simply want a Hublot logo on your wrist, the older models (early 2000s) can be bought for under $1,000.
Most realistically, you can pick up a recent model for around$3,000. However, the Hublot Classic is a fashion statement more than an actual tool watch.
As you can see above, reading the time will be an absolute guessing game with this completely blank dial. The only point of reference are the screws around the bezel.
This watch is a good option if you want to have a Hublot watch for the cheapest price possible. However, you must be aware that 80% of your money goes towards the Hublot logo.
Indeed, one could buy a similar Seiko or Tissot watch for around $500 with a near-identical finish, crystal, and quartz movement.
2. Hublot Classic Fusion Quartz ($4,000-4,500)
The Hublot Classic Fusion is the successor of the Classic, and it’s still available brand new. This renewed model is sold with a quartz or automatic movement.
The one that interests us here is the Quartz Classic Fusion since it’s obviously the cheapest of the two. However, this model is only sold with a 33mm case.
For this reason, it is marketed as a ladies’ watch, but the styling is definitely unisex. If you’re a man with small wrists, or if you don’t mind extremely small watches (reminiscent of vintage pieces), I think you can pull of the Classic Fusion quartz.
However, if you have medium-to-large wrists, you have almost no choice but to fork out a few hundred more and get the big boy Automatic version (next on the list).
This watch keeps an understated dial like the Classic, but it at least has hour marks, making it much more legible. The case of the Classic Fusion is now made of titanium, an extremely light and strong material.
3. Hublot Classic Fusion Automatic ($4,500-5,500)
The Hublot Classic Fusion Auto is the first watch on this list that will get a decent amount of respect from watch collectors.
This one is sold in 38, 42, and 45mm configurations (the price goes up for each size). I must say that Hublot perfectly hit the spot for men with small, medium, and large wrists.
For me, a mechanical movement is always a must for a $5,000+ timepiece. With the Hublot Classic Fusion, a lot of your money goes toward the logo, and you can’t expect it to be on par with a $5,000 mechanical Rolex or Omega.
Indeed, the HUB1110 caliber powering the Classic Fusion is a Sellita SW-300 with little-to-no modifications. Yes, Hublot regulates the movement for slightly better accuracy, but most changes are purely aesthetical.
If you’re feeling fancy, you can replace the titanium case for ceramic (+$2,000) or gold (+$10-15,000), but that’s off-topic considering the subject of this article.
Although the Hublot Classic Fusion looks like a rugged tool watch, it only has 50m of water resistance, so you’ll have to look further down the list if you want something to swim with.
4. Hublot Big Bang E ($5,000-6,000)
A smartwatch for over $5,000?! I don’t personally endorse spending this much on tech, but you guys asked for the cheapest Hublot watches and I’m delivering.
As you can probably tell, the Big Bang E is not priced at $5,000+ for its awesome system or incredibly rare materials. Actually, it will function like any other Wear OS smartwatch would.
The titanium case and rubber band are an upgrade compared to other smartwatches, but certainly not worth this premium price. Once again, the Hublot Big Bang E is a status symbol rather than a “bang-for-the-buck” watch.
I personally can’t find a reason why one would spend so much money on a status symbol. Instead, I would get the cheaper Classic Fusion Auto, which will bring you much more respect from watch enthusiasts as well as “civilians”.
5. Hublot Big Bang 38mm
We’re back in the realm of analog watches with the Hublot Big Bang 38mm. All the limelight usually goes to the Big Bang Chronograph, but the Big Bang 38mm (3-hand) is not to be overlooked.
Of course, its quartz movement might seem a bit underwhelming for a $10,000+ watch. However, the main selling point of the Big Bang 38mm is its diamond-encrusted bezel.
To be more precise, the bezel is filled with 126 diamonds for a total of 0.87ct. That’s definitely plenty of diamonds to get all the attention you want towards your wrist.
Also, the Big Bang 38mm is tested for 100m of water resistance, so you won’t need to remove it when you plan on drinking champagne in a hot tub.
The dial is similar to the aforementioned Classic Fusion, but this one has oversized hands and large Arabic numerals. It uses a steel case, which I find a bit odd considering the fact that much cheaper Hublot watches sport titanium.
6. Hublot Big Bang Chronograph ($8,000-12,000)
This watch is the emblem of the Hublot Big Bang collection. Its main selling point is definitely the chronograph functions and bulky styling.
This is a large (44m) watch with a lot of wrist presence that will undoubtedly get noticed, without being too obnoxious.
The Big Bang Chronograph is powered by Hublot’s HUB4100 movement. While the brand loves to talk about how their movements are all built in-house, this one is strongly based on the ETA 7750.
This isn’t a bad thing since this is a very well-respected Swiss caliber with great accuracy and reliability. However, this isn’t comparable to the true in-house calibers you would get with a $10k Rolex or Omega.
The rubber strap integrated into the stainless steel case looks amazing and is very comfortable. It’s nothing special to see such a combination these days, but Hublot used to get laughed at for introducing rubber straps on high-end watches.
I got to give Hublot credit where it’s due, and the Big Bang perfectly pulls off this steel/rubber combination. It gives it a diver’s watch feel, but it sadly only offers 100m of water resistance.
7. Hublot Spirit of Big Bang
The Spirit of Bang is the most expensive cheap Hublot watch. Although it costs over $12,000, it’s still considered an entry-level Hublot piece. Indeed, the brand is most often praised for its $80,000+ watches.
Some might say that the Spirit of Bang is a copy of Richard Mille. However, I don’t think any watch brand should have a monopoly over a case shape.
There are many distinctive features about the Hublot Spirit of Bang, including the screwed bezel and unique crown guards/pusher buttons.
Also, this one is equipped with the HUB4700 chronograph caliber. This is still not a true in-house movement. However, it’s based on the Zenith El Primero caliber, a movement with a rich history.
This makes the Spirit of Bang one of the most respectable watches in Hublot’s collection, but it’s still a bit overpriced (even on the grey market). For instance, you can get the actual Zenith El Primero for almost $5,000 less.
I hope you enjoyed this list of the 7 cheapest Hublot watches, ranked from cheapest to most expensive.
I think the key takeaway is that Hublot timepieces are a bit overpriced compared to the competition.
If you still want to add a Hublot to your collection, you should definitely browse the grey market or pre-owned market, as it is one of the brands that lose the most value (except for their $100k+ limited editions).