How To Spot FAKE vs REAL Hublot Watches (2024)

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Last Updated on June 2, 2024 by Ch David

You’re here to learn how to spot a fake Hublot. Our expert authenticators will now teach you — for free!

How to know if your Hublot is real or fake

To tell if a Hublot watch is real or fake, make sure to check the elements on the dial. Fakes always have their elements improperly positioned and aligned.

1. Dial

Comparing the real vs fake Hublot watches for their dials
  • The fake Hublot has spiral squares that are all over the interior side of the dial badly detailed.
  • The squares have a different look because they are too thin.
  • It is also noticeable how the replica watch presents the same squares in a much rougher manner.
  • The fake watch has no black outline for the “HUBLOT” text logo and the H icon.

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2. Date wheel

Comparing the real vs fake Hublot watches for their date wheels
  • In +90% of cases of fake Hublot watches, the text numbers are thicker than they should be.
  • The fake number is misplaced because the “6” is placed too high, as it is too close to the top edge of the square.

Looking at the authentic Hublot watch’s date wheel, you can observe how its number “4” is perfectly centred in the middle of the square, without any sort of imperfections.

3. Screws

Comparing the real vs fake Hublot watches for their screws
  • The fake wristwatch has its lines which form the H screws less defined, as they are not as deep and as visible as on the real Hublot.
  • On the genuine watch: the screws should have their lines on the sides of these screws fit deep inside the metal, as these two shapes (the lines) on each screw have to be perfectly visible.

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4. Clasp & Case-back

4.1. Clasp front

Comparing the real vs fake Hublot watches for their clasps
  • The fake Hublot has its brand’s name text totally different from the real watch.
  • That is because the replica Hublot watch’s “HUBLOT” text looks too thin since it wasn’t as deeply engraved as it had to be inside the metal.

On the other hand, the authentic Hublot has its “HUBLOT” text fit deeper inside the metal, hence it has a thicker and more defined look, rather than the fake watch’s thinner text.

4.2. Clasp rear

This is also the clasp, but this time we’re on the other side of it.

Comparing the real vs fake Hublot watches for the back of the clasp
  • The “STAINLESS STEEL” inscription is too thin and how it actually faded out on the fake watch.
  • Being faded out, the text on the fake Hublot shows us that it didn’t have the necessary materials to be written at the same high quality as the authentic watch’s text.

Mentioning the authentic Hublot, you can notice how its “STAINLESS STEEL” text looks thicker than the replica watch’s text, and that aside, it is also observable how the genuine piece has its text perfectly visible, without any fading.

4.3. Case-back

Comparing the real vs fake Hublot watches for the rear side of the bezel
  • The replica Hublot’s inscriptions are also badly font-weighted here as well.
  • The fake watch has its text too thin.

The authentic Hublot watch presents its inscriptions on the rear side deeper inside the metal, as they look thicker and way more defined than the fake watch’s text.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

5. Push buttons

Comparing the real vs fake Hublot watches for their push buttons
  • Fake buttons tend to not be working.
  • Always try testing these buttons when you are authenticating Hublot watches, as the replica ones tend not to have these buttons working.
  • And, if they work, please assure that they do the job properly: the buttons are supposed to be linked to the functions and sub-dials on the main dial.

6. Strap

This tell applies exclusively to genuine Hublot leather straps.

Comparing the real vs fake Hublot watches for their straps
  • As weird as it may sound, these genuine Hublot straps should have a narrow rubber base and the leather part fit inside the rubber one.
  • So, even if you see a leather strap attached to a Hublot, the inside portion should have a rubber base in order to be considered an authentic Hublot product.

7. Material

  • Replica manufacturers often mistake the materials out of which the watch is supposed to be made out of.
  • This is pretty much what leaves a gap between the real vs fake Hublot watches.

Here’s a list of the materials out of which the genuine Hublot watches are made out of: steel, titanium, carbon fiber, ceramic, tantalum, rose gold, “magic” gold, and others.

Make sure your Hublot is genuine and try chemically testing the watch with the help of a jeweller, to make sure the material corresponds – especially with more expensive materials like titanium, carbon, gold, etc.

8. Serial number

  • Every Hublot watch will have an individualized serial number on the case back.
    • The serial number is 6 or 7 digits long. It is clearly engraved on the watch.
    • The number is equally clear with raised printing on the original warranty card.
  • This number on the case back of the watch must always match the serial number on the warranty card.
    • Given the complexity of designs and models, the matching warranty card is important to have and inspect when evaluating and purchasing a Hublot.

While it is always beneficial to have matching paperwork with any fine watch, with Hublot it is no different.

9. Model number

Comparing the real vs fake Hublot watches for their cards (model numbers)
  • Search over it online and make sure it corresponds (at least visually) with your watch.
  • The model number is composed of 4 sequences containing numbers and letters.
    • The first sequence tells the size, family, and style; the next sequence offers information about the materials of the case.
    • The third sequence informs about the material of the dial, while the fourth sequence is for the attachment’s or strap’s material.
  • Make sure it corresponds with the paperwork and the overall model, by searching for it online.

Shortlist: Quickly tell a fake Hublot watch

  1. Check the elements on the dial of your watch. The fake Hublot watches tend to have their elements badly detailed.
  2. Examine the date wheel on your Hublot. Mostly, the fake Hublots have their date wheel’s text at the wrong thickness and also misaligned.
  3. Inspect the H screws on your watch. The fake pieces usually have their screws’ lines fit too little deep inside the metal, or simply have smaller screws.
  4. Look at the engravings on your Hublot. In most cases, the fake Hublots have their text badly font-weighted on the clasp and on the case back.
  5. Verify the push buttons on your watch (if the case), and make sure that they work properly in coordination with the sub-dials present on the main dial.
  6. Check the strap of the watch. Even if it has a leather strap, it should have a rubber base (margin) in order to be considered an authentic Hublot leather strap.
  7. Examine the material of your watch. Genuine watches are commonly manufactured using the following materials: steel, titanium, carbon fibre, ceramic, tantalum, rose gold, and “magic” gold.
  8. Look at the serial number of your watch and make sure it has the correct composition.
  9. Brief the model number and make sure it matches your watch’s model.

The 9 detailed real vs fake Hublot steps outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy the item online.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your Hublot.

Hublot FAQs

1. Does a Hublot watch tick?

No, most Hublot watches don’t tick in the traditional sense. Hublot primarily makes mechanical watches, which have a sweeping second hand that moves smoothly rather than ticking once per second like a quartz watch.

If you’re hearing a ticking noise from a Hublot watch, it could be a quartz model — but these are less common. Most Hublot models are known for their mechanical movements, where the second hand glides.

2. How to verify Hublot serial number?

To verify a Hublot serial number, contact Hublot customer service or visit an authorized dealer. These sources can confirm the authenticity and details of your watch.

  1. Contact Hublot: Reach out to Hublot directly through their official customer service. Provide them with the serial number for verification.
  2. Authorized Dealer: Visit an authorized Hublot dealer or boutique. They have the resources to check the authenticity of the serial number.
  3. Online Verification: Some luxury watch verification services online might offer serial number checks, but ensure these are reputable to avoid scams.
  4. Warranty Card: Check the warranty card that comes with the watch. It should have the same serial number and match the details of the watch.

Verifying through Hublot directly or through an authorized dealer is the most reliable method.

3. Is Hublot owned by Rolex?

No, Hublot is not owned by Rolex.

Hublot is owned by the French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE.

Expert Hublot authentication

If you need help with the authentication of your Hublot watch, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your Hublot watch and we will get back to you with the results within 48 hours. The results will also come with a report on why we believe your Hublot watch model is fake or authentic.

That brings us to the end of our guide on how to spot fake vs real Hublot watches. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.

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