Not Just a Phase: The Hublot Classic Fusion Aeromoon


Hublot Classic Fusion Aeromoon Thumb 150Hublot introduced a new landmark for the brand this January: its first moon-phase watch. The Hublot Classic Fusion Aeromoon prominently displays the phases of the moon on its skeletonized dial.

The Hublot Classic Fusion Aeromoon places its moon-phase display just beneath the hands at 6 o’clock. The partially frosted subdial obscures the moon’s passage so that only its current phase can be seen. It shows two convex spherical moons, which appear and disappear in keeping with passage of the 29.5-day lunar month. This subdial is 13 mm in diameter.

Hublot Classic Fusion Aeromoon Titanium Glamor 560

Around this subdial is a simple date display. To complete the calendar, the day and month are shown on two skeletonized disks in the top half of the dial, which turn to show their current values just beneath 12 o’clock. The case middle has four integrated buttons that can be used to correct the calendar. Clockwise from 2 o’clock, they modify the month, moon, date and day.

Hublot Classic Fusion Aeromoon Titanium Soldier 560

The Aeromoon movement is HUB 1131, an automatic manufacture caliber. It runs in 25 jewels and vibrates at 28,800 vph. It has 134 components. The power reserve is 42 hours.

The watch comes in titanium or in Hublot’s proprietary King Gold, an alloy combining rose gold and platinum. The faceted baton hands for the hours, minutes and date are plated in rhodium or gold depending on the case version. The seconds hand has the signature Hublot logo as its counterweight. Hublot Classic Fusion Aeromoon King Gold Soldier 560

The Hublot Classic Fusion Aeromoon is the first time that the Nyon-based brand has brought out a traditional moon-phase complication. (Hublot did introduce the Antikythera Sunmoon two years ago, but that watch does not show the moon in the conventional manner.)

The watch has a Classic Fusion case with a 45-mm diameter. The sapphire crystal has a nonreflective coating, as does the transparent caseback. The watch is water-resistant to 50 meters. Its strap is a combination of black alligator sewn onto rubber for greater durability.

Hublot Classic Fusion Aeromoon King Gold Glamor 560
Hublot Classic Fusion Aeromoon King Gold Dial CU 560
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