Hublot has developed a link to many high-performance sports—football and basketball to name just two—so it made sense for the brand to turn its attention to one of the most extreme pursuits one can undertake; diving. The Oceanographic was the first series of divers’ watches to be released by fake Hublot, and derived its name from the fake Hublot Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, with which the watchmaker collaborated with for the watch’s development.
Creating a dive watch that is durable, reliable and highly legible takes an immense amount of watchmaking skill—especially for the sort of depths that today’s divers delve to. But replica Hublot was well prepared for the challenge, and was able to put the large, utilitarian cases it is known for to good use in the fake Hublot Oceanographic. The black dial copy Hublot King Power Diver Oceanographic 1000 is built to withstand 100 atmospheres of pressure.
The three-part case is a mighty 48mm, made from a composite of titanium and carbon. The oversized chronograph pushers are engineered to lock down, preventing leakage and accidental operation of them while the watch is in use. Across the way at 10 o’clock is a large crown to operate the inner uni-directional rotating bezel. Similar to the chronograph pushers, it features a hinged, PVD coated guard that flips open for the wearer to manipulate the timing bezel, and locks securely when not in use. The black strap replica Hublot has clearly dedicated a great deal of time to the mechanics of this watch, and the level of mico-engineering here is remarkable.