Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm 511.ZX.1170.NX Review
Written by: Kimberly Lavoie
If you want a classy looking men’s luxury watch in modern materials and quality craftmanship, consider the Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm 511.ZX.1170.NX. Manufactured to the high standards of Hublot, and laced with handsome design details such as the brushed and polished titanium bracelet, and iconic Hublot “H” emblems on screw heads, second hand counterbalance, and crown, this watch will let everyone know that you value quality.
This watch is not as flashy as some, but the modern materials are brought together to achieve a sleek, classy design. The features that make this watch stand out from the field include a self-winding automatic HUB 1112 swiss-made movement, detailed finely shaped second, minute, and hour hands, and an understated black mat dial that enhances readability. Other features include:
- Date indicator at three o’clock
- Scratch resistant sapphire crystal
- Titanium bracelet secured with fold over push button clasp
- Water resistant to 330 ft. (100 m)
If you are looking for something even more understated, consider the Hublot 565.ZX.1170.LR which has the same case and dial, with a black rubber and alligator leather band. For more flash check out the Hublot 565.ZX.1170.LR.1104 which has the black rubber and alligator band, but embellishes the bezel with zirconium diamonds. The fact that the 511.ZX.1170.NX can be dressed up, or down, by the manufacturer indicates that this watch hits the sweet spot when it comes to style. It is not trying too hard to catch the eye, but will accent any wardrobe with class.You can find this watch priced at $7470-$9700 depending on your preferred retailer. “Cheaper” options may be imitations that won’t live up to the Hublot brand quality.
Pros: Durable materials and solid construction means your investment will last. Understated modern materials will compliment any wardrobe from sports wear to business suits. Clean lines and well-thought out design make the watch highly readable and easy to look at.
Cons: Aside from the date indicator, this watch just tells time, though in a classy style. While billed by some retailers as a sports watch, it does not provide some of the more complicated functions like a chronograph. Still this lends a clean and highly readable watch face. If a chronograph is an important feature to you, consider the Hublot 521.NX.1170.LR which has similar Classic Fusion style, but includes a two dial chronograph and date indicator at six o’clock.
So if you’re looking for a classic men’s luxury sport watch with great design elements and modern materials, the 511.ZX.1170 from Hublot should make the short list.