Hublot watch owners who are looking to sell their Hublot watch know that the brand holds a strong history. In 1980 Hublot created the first watch in history to combine a precious material, gold, with a rubber strap. Crown & Caliber is the No. 1 online marketplace for certified pre-owned luxury watches, such as those produced by Hublot, and we are making history ourselves. We allow Hublot watch owners an easy and trusted way to sell their watch for significantly more.
The horology experts at Crown & Caliber understand the meaning a luxury timepiece has both financially and sentimentally. If you are looking to sell your Hublot watch, we would be honored to help you get the most for your watch. Fill out our quote form to receive a free estimate from our experts on the value of your Hublot watch.
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Below is an abbreviated list of the most popular Hublot watches. This is not an all-inclusive list of the Hublot watches we accept but is instead intended for our customer’s benefit.
Founded by Carlo Crocco in 1980, Hublot has become a household name for Swiss watches in just a short matter of time. It was in 1976 when Crocco decided that he must leave Binda Group, an Italian watch company that was very powerful at the time. Crocco knew that his watches needed to be of fine quality and also of unique style if he wanted to start a successful company. Immediately after Crocco had left Binda Group he began plotting for his watch company. He made the decision to move to Switzerland, like many other hopeful watch entrepreneurs. Here he created his company, MDM Geneve, and began to think of ideas for his watch brand. He decided to call it Hublot, which means porthole in French. Launching his company would not be an easy task. He needed to find something that would set him apart. He introduced the market to the first rubber straps for watches. This design took him three years to complete. On the first day the new watches with the rubber straps launched, he did not attract a single customer. Although his start was slow and uncertain, he ended up selling two million dollars worth of these watches in his first year.
As Crocco grew old he realized he was not as much of a businessman as he was a watch designer. Crocco was also heavily involved with the Hand-in-Hand foundation, a children’s charity. As Crocco became very busy with these two endeavors he decided that he could not do all of the work on his own, so he hired a man to replace him as the CEO. In 2003, Carl Crocco befriended Jean-Claude Biver, who was currently the CEO of the Swatch group’s Omega branch. In mid-2004 Crocco offered Jean-Claude Biver the job, and he took it. Biver took over all business roles that Crocco had as CEO and also served as a shareholder and board member at Hublot.
Biver was an aggressive man, and aggressive was what Hublot needed. Just a year later he released the Hublot “Big Bang”. The chronograph was a huge success, and in that year, orders increased exponentially. Just a few months later, the timepiece received numerous awards, such as the 2005 Design Prize, The Sports Watch Priz,e and the Watch of the Year in Japan. Crocco was of course delighted with his decision, and Biver continued to bring success to the brand. In just a short time after Biver arrived, he had achieved great success for the brand, raking in 24 million Swiss Francs. After two years time, this revenue more than quadrupled. Then, the Hublot movement began to permeate throughout the US. In 2007 the company opened its first Hublot exclusive store, meaning that it only sold Hublot watches. Hublot continued to open stores in Las Vegas, Bal Harbor, New York City, Boca Raton, Beverly Hills, and London. In 2011 Hublot opened another store in Palm Beach Florida, another testament to the ever-growing brand.
Today Hublot is under LMVH, a luxury goods group. The group purchased the company from Carl Crocco for an undisclosed amount of money. The company prides itself on its quality and also its precision. Being one of the younger watch companies around, Hublot has potential to be one of the next billion dollar watch companies.
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