Thanks to some last-minute magic, I found myself pointed towards Miami for some much-needed warmth and the slew of watch industry shenanigans that was Watches & Wonders Miami. Having missed SIHH this year due to unfortunate timing, this was the prime opportunity to get hands-on with the watches that were launched at the fair. Beyond that, I’ve always found there to be something special about the Miami vibe, and the watch culture and buying habits it brings out. With that on my mind, I rolled into the Hublot boutique in the Miami Design District (where all the W&W chaos was underway) for a look at some quintessentially Miami releases from the brand. In the US, Miami is a huge market for Hublot. Much like Las Vegas, a combination of wealthy visitors, and the expressive “No Fs Given” mindset of the majority in the area with money to burn, means that being low-key or stealthy is exceptionally uncommon. This isn’t a criticism in the least, as in many ways it’s a refreshing opposition to the cultural stereotypes found in Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles. LA and Beverly Hills can be flashy, but there the resounding sentiment is of sizing one…

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