Get ready for Hublot's $5,200 smartwatch, coming to store shelves in mid-April

Get ready for Hublot's $5,200 smartwatch, coming to store shelves in mid-April
TAG Heuer was a pioneer for luxury watchmakers, as the Swiss company is one of the first to have been successful in the smartwatch industry. Not sure if it's jealousy or others simply want a piece of the pie, but another luxury watchmaker is readying its first smartwatch.

Hublot has just announced plans to unveil its first luxury smartwatch this week at the Baselworld trade fair, Bloomberg reports. The name of the wearable device hasn't been revealed yet, but Jean-Claude Biver, LVMH's watch chief said in an interview that it will cost around $5,200.

Apparently, Hublot's smartwatch will only be available for purchase this year since it will be linked to the FIFA World Cup football tournament. One of the highlights that will set it apart from other smartwatches (aside from the high price) will be the option to alert the wearer about which teams are playing and the score.

Hublot's owner company LVMH hopes that its upcoming product “will be a collector's watch in 20 years.” Well, that's likely to happen since Hublot will limit the production of the smartwatch to a certain number to justify the high price.

source: Bloomberg

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9 Comments

1. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Holy cr@p, I read the article on Bloomberg and LVMH also makes the most expensive smartwatch: a $200,000 diamond-encrusted version of the TAG Heuer Connected that’s limited to five pieces. Wonder if Hublot will use Wear OS or not.

2. Subie

Posts: 2255; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yup, I looked into Hublot several years ago when I took a liking to one of their designs I saw in an ad. Thinking the watch might be 3-5 grand I knew I probably would never own one. Then I saw the $250,000 price, and my jaw dropped! I've even read that they've made watches worth 1 to 5 $million$...

4. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Those prices are insane. And I know there are super wealthy people who consider 250k or even 5 million a small price to pay for something like that. But even if I would win 500 million in the Powerball, I can't imagine spending that much money on a watch. For 5 million I would rather have 5-20 more supercars than 1 watch.

5. Subie

Posts: 2255; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I completely agree with you! In fact I'd even rather donate the money to charities than have the watch. I might keep 1 or 2 supercars though ;)

6. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Hahaha how modest of you ;)

3. gamehead unregistered

Im not getting ready for this. My $300 smartwatch was too expensive when i got it

7. TerryD

Posts: 540; Member since: May 09, 2017

at about 5 grand, this would be the bargain bucket of Hublots

8. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Nah...you're ok. I will stick with my £300 smartwatch thanks...and that was expensive enough!!

9. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

It's all bollocks for rich people who have more money than sense. It makes my skin crawl how ordinary folk are ask to pledge £3 per month for a blanket for those poor kids in the Middle East who are freezing to death, whilst rich wankers blow stupid amounts of money on products just for the brand name. Just imagine what good could be done for these kids for the price of one of these watches, or even the bombs the West lands on them on a daily basis. That's me banned then...ooops!!

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