Hublot Aerofusion 2016 ICC World Twenty20 King Gold: Review

Hublot is one of the favored luxury timepiece manufacturers on the world stage, and with the innovative Aerofusion 2016 ICC World Twenty20 King Gold Men’s timepiece, it has never been clearer that this is well deserved. Hublot has been pushing boundaries and reimagining the historical chronograph complication.


Brand: Hublot
Type: Aerofusion 2016 ICC World Twenty20 King Gold
Model: 525.OX.0129.VR.ICC16



The 45mm dial face is skeletonized, allowing you to see inside the beautiful Automatic movement. The black-plated interior looks fantastic against the 18K Gold case, 18K Gold dial hands, and 18K Gold hour indexes.

The single subdial of this Hublot lies at the 3 o’clock position and acts as both the chronograph — within the subdial is a circle with the day of the month within. Hublot has developed its own chronograph movement called the Unico, which ensures accuracy. The chronograph is often called a “stopwatch” function, since it allows for the measurement of an independent time event and therefore has become synonymous with sports.

Limited Edition: Only 100 Timepieces in the World

Limited Edition

This is a Limited Edition timepiece by Hublot, which means there are only 100 of these Aerofusion 2016 ICC World Twenty20 King Gold timepieces in the world.

Technical Specifications and Features:

  • Case Size: 45mm
  • Movement: HUB1155 Self-Winding Skeleton Chronograph Movement
  • Case Shape: Round
  • Case Width: 45mm (1.77 in.)
  • Case Back: Exhibition Caseback
  • Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Treatment
  • Dial: Sapphire Dial with Cricket Bat-Shaped Counter Hands
  • Dial Features: Skeleton, Blue outer dial rim with white second marks
  • Hand Indicators: Gold
  • Hour Markers: Indexes
  • Date Calendar: 6 o’clock position
  • Case Material: Satin-finished and Polished 18K King Gold
  • Bezel: Fixed
  • Bezel Material: Satin-finished and Polished 18K King Gold with 6 H-shaped Titanium Screws
  • Strap Material: Black Rubber and Blue Calf Straps with Blue and White Stitching
  • Clasp: 18K Red Gold and Black-plated Stainless Steel Deployant Buckle Clasp
  • Power Reserve: 42 Hours
  • Water Resistance: 100 meters
45mm 18K Gold Case

Power Source

This timepiece uses a HUB1155 Self-Winding Skeleton Chronograph Movement as its power source. With a power reserve of 42 hours, you can use the kinetic energy of your body to rewind this watch, or wind it manually. This Automatic movement is made by Hublot.

The Good

This 45mm timepiece is the perfect size: not oversized but larger than traditional timepieces. This makes showing off the beautiful, satin-finished 18K gold case and bezel easier than ever. The skeleton dial shows off the Automatic self-winding movement and black-plated interior parts. The non-numeral, polished hour indexes and dial hands are made of the same 18K Gold as the case and bezel.

This Automatic features two subdials, a 30 minute subdial at the 9 o’clock position and a chronograph at the 3 o’clock position. These subdials, are too, skeletonized beneath the beautiful Sapphire crystal. The hour and minute hands are solid gold without luminous materials and the second hand is blue, ticking the time away with Hublot’s patented chronograph Automatic movement.

Satin-Finished and Polished 18K Gold, Skeleton Dial, Automatic Movement

The bezel is also made of 18K Gold and is outfitted with 6 H-shaped Titanium screws. The top and bottom of the case also features 2 H-shaped Titanium screws as well, respectively. The crown and two push buttons are located traditionally on the right hand side of the case.

As a luxury watch that costs over $32,000, the Black Rubber and Blue Calfskin leather strap is striking and features blue and white stitching that really sets off the look. This accent stitching has become increasingly popular in timepieces, starting with German made brands.

Blue Strap with White Stitching
Black Rubber & Blue Calfskin Strap with White and Blue Stitching

The Bad

There are no real negative aspects of this Hublot.

That being said, the date calendar window at the 6 o’clock position is not noticeable unless you know it’s there. While it features a great piece of machinery, it blends in to the skeletonized dial a little too much.

The Highlights

The highlight of this watch is both the high quality Automatic movement made by Hublot as well as the stunning skeletal design. The incredible 18K gold 45mm case and stationary bezel carry over the skeleton dial underneath the Sapphire crystal dial window. The 6 H-shaped Titanium screws in the bezel is very Audemars Piguet-like, except the case and bezel are round rather than hexagonal.

H-Shaped Titanium Screws. Two Subdials. Calendar Date at 6 o’clock.

The 18K Gold hour markers, subdial hands and circles, and hour/minute hands are just incredible. Thoughtfully designed, the blue second hand matches the blue of the outer dial rim and the blue strap. Hublot sublimely designed this Aerofusion 2016 ICC World Twenty20 King Gold timepiece.


You can purchase the Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion 2016 ICC World Twenty20 King Gold Men’s timepiece for around $32,000 online and at Hublot boutiques. Link:–id4693009.htm Link:


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