In 1980, Hublot unveiled its first watch, a revolutionary creation by founder Carlo Crocco. The idea was to make a practical watch that could endure various conditions. The result was the Classic Original, blending gold and rubber for the first time in watchmaking. This fresh approach, known as Hublot’s “Art of Fusion,” defied norms. The pairing of rubber straps, a gold case, and minimalistic dial became Hublot’s signature style, setting a new standard for upscale sports watches.