2000s Hublot Classic MDM Automatic Black 38mm 1880.1
Ref: HU1880.100.1

2000s Hublot Classic MDM Automatic Black 38mm 1880.1
2000s Hublot Classic MDM Automatic Black 38mm 1880.1
2000s Hublot Classic MDM Automatic Black 38mm 1880.1
2000s Hublot Classic MDM Automatic Black 38mm 1880.1
2000s Hublot Classic MDM Automatic Black 38mm 1880.1
2000s Hublot Classic MDM Automatic Black 38mm 1880.1
2000s Hublot Classic MDM Automatic Black 38mm 1880.1
2000s Hublot Classic MDM Automatic Black 38mm 1880.1
2000s Hublot Classic MDM Automatic Black 38mm 1880.1
Regular price
$3,027.00
Sale price
$3,027.00
Unit price
per 

Specification

Reference : HU1880.100.1
Movement : Automatic ETA Cal. 2892 A2
Age : 2001/2010
Specific Age : Circa. 2000s
Case Size : 38mm
Case Thickness : 7.5mm
Lug to Lug : 46.5mm
Lugs : 
19mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with an original Hublot box and paperwork including its 2023 Hublot Service paperwork. The watch comes paired with a fitted 19mm Hublot black rubber strap attached by a broad stainless steel plate with screws, spring bars and a signed butterfly clasp, cut to fit a 7inch wrist. The watch dates from Circa. 2000s and is in used condition but overall in very fair condition, as you can see from the photographs. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12tJDLUGNe2AMVfH3dyJZyGE7jlRRDoNT?usp=drive_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 16:35 - https://youtu.be/PKbgjCv4U_U


The Watch

Here we have a 2000s Hublot Classic MDM Automatic Black 1880.1 with its distinctive Carlo Crocco-designed 38mm stainless steel case that curves over your wrist with finely tapered screwed lugs, and a lug-to-lug length of  46.5mm and a case thickness of just 7.5mm ensures a comfortable fit. On the right side is a signed screw down crown, and the sculpted polished ring under the smooth brushed bezel is a prominent porthole shape so Hublot in design, the smooth brushed bezel has pips at the hour holding a flat sapphire crystal that sits above a matte black dial. A sterile dial that has simply the applied Hublot motif at noon, at 3 o’clock a framed date window, elegant Hublot hands filled with lume are complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand, at 6 o’clock “MDM Geneve”, "MDM" stands for "Marie-Daniel Montre" Crocco's wife. On the reverse a screwed-down case back with Hublot MDM Geneve engraved into it, inside an automatic ETA Cal. 2892-A2, 21 jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per hour. The fitted 20mm Hublot black rubber strap is attached by a broad stainless steel plate with screws, spring bars and a signed butterfly clasp and comes with its Hublot presentation box and papers including paperwork for its 2023 Hublot Service.


Personal Note

Hublot... For many collectors as soon as they see or hear that word they retract and run away. For those of you who aren't a sheep following the crowd and can think for yourself, this Hublot Classic MDM automatic Black in 38mm is absolutely incredible and well worth your consideration for an elegant sports watch! This example comes with its box and paperwork and even a £1,405 service, restoration, strap and buckle from Hublot in 2023! The value of this one is undeniable.


The Brand

Hublot's history begins with its creator – Carlo Crocco, an Italian who was inspired by his family of watchmakers. He designed his first watch in 1967, and in 1980, he set up the Hublot company. In late 2003, Swatch Group's Omega division president Jean-Claude Biver had a meeting with Carlo Crocco, and in May 2004, Biver became CEO, sat on the board and became a minority shareholder in Hublot Watches. Immediately Biver created a new flagship collection that was shown in BaselWorld in April 2005, Hublot's "Big Bang" chronograph. Becoming an immediate hit. A few months later, in November 2005, the Big Bang chronograph was awarded internationally, receiving the following awards "2005 Design Prize" in the "Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix", "Watch of the Year" in Bahrain and "Watch of the Year" in Japan, and the Middle Eastern Prize for the "Best Oversized Watch" at the Editor’s Choice. Through the innovation and genius of Biver in 2004, the brand's sales went from 24 million Swiss francs to close to a staggering 100 million Swiss francs in 2006. Hublot opened its first boutique in Paris, in the Rue Saint-Honoré in February 2007. In April 2008 it was announced that the LVMH group had purchased Hublot from founder Carlo Crocco for an undisclosed fee. As of 2019, Hublot had 169 Boutiques.