High-end watchmaker of ultra-modern watches Hublot is no stranger to collaborations with athletes. The brand counts some of the world’s best athletes–Floyd Mayweather, Usain Bolt, Justin Rose, Kylian Mbappé and others–as ambassadors. And Miami Heat’s three-time NBA champ Dwyane Wade is also part of Hublot’s roster. Part of the gig of being a Hublot brand ambassador is having a few watches made in your honor–not a bad benefit! Today, we’re taking a closer look at the special edition Hublot Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade watch.
Hublot Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade has been a part of Hublot’s family of ambassadors since 2011. In fact, the Classic Fusion is not the first watch made in honor of the basketball star–that would be the King Power “D-Wade.” Yet, the Hublot Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade (525.CS.0138.LR.DWD14) is markedly different from the King Power edition.
While Hublot watches are known for their brash and bold looks, the Classic Fusion is the brand’s lineup of slightly more understated watches. However, as this is Hublot we’re talking about, so “understated” is a relative. For instance, Dwyane Wade’s Classic Fusion watch sports a case that measures a generous 45 mm and is fashioned from polished black ceramic. The matching black ceramic bezel is punctuated with six exposed screws in “King Gold” (Hublot’s 18k red gold alloy), while the duo of chronograph pushers also have bands of gold around them.
The Hublot Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade houses a sapphire crystal dial for a view of the automatic movement inside the watch. On the sapphire surface, we see two red gold counters, red gold hour markers, red gold hands, and Dwyane Wade’s signature right above the date window at 6 o’clock. There are red accents on the dial, such as the minute track, for added sportiness.
Carrying on the black and red theme is the black rubber and alligator with red stitching. Plus, there’s also the black PVD stainless steel deployant clasp for security. The Hublot Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade runs on the HUB1155 automatic chronograph movement with 42 hours of power reserve. Turn the watch around and you will see some of the inner workings of the mechanics as well as the watch’s unique number out of a limited 250-unit production run.
Pre-Owned Hublot Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade
We recently added a pre-owned Hublot Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade watch to our inventory of fine timepieces. So, whether you’re a fan of the Miami Heat NBA player, Hublot, or black ceramic watches, don’t miss this opportunity to check out this limited-edition piece. Alternatively, have a look at our other pre-owned Hublot watches, including another Classic Fusion made for an athlete–Columbian soccer star, Radamel Falcao.