Samuel Ross, who was just awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Westminster, is a 30-year-old British creative director with quite an impressive track record, from interning with Virgil Abloh, which led to working with Kanye West's Donda creative agency, to replica watches collaborating with brands such as Off-White, Nike and Oakley, to name a few. In 2015, Ross created his own luxury men's fashion brand A-COLD-WALL*. Additionally, in 2020 alone, Ross was named to the Forbes 30-Under-30 Europe list, won the GQ USA Fashion Award and became a Hublot ambassador after winning the Hublot Design Prize the previous year. Two years later we see the first watch designed by Ross, the limited edition fake hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross.
This watch embodies Ross's raw design language and elevates Hublot's technical prowess to new levels in what he describes as the future of luxury without sacrificing identity.Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross develops the design of REFORM, a sculpture created by Ross to express Hublot's "Art of Fusion” over the past four decades. material. Titanium, sapphire and PU polymer all contribute to a comfortable and light wearing experience despite the potentially intimidating dimensions.
At 44mm in diameter and 13.75mm thick, this is no small watch, and it almost swallows my slim 6.5” wrist. The organic-industrial design has the potential to make the wearer feel like they have some futuristic organism telling the time, with the open-worked micro-rotor Tourbillon HUB6035 hublot replica producing caliber that ticks away at 3Hz. Almost all 282 components are visible due to the use of a sapphire dial that is essentially invisible until it catches the light. The hexagonal skeletonization adds to the organic feel and draws the eye away from the often unattractive ability to see your own skin through the watch. Despite the large size of this piece, the supple rubber strap wrapped comfortably and securely around my wrist with an excellent titanium buckle. I would like to note that the strap really had enough holes for almost all wrist sizes.