Hublot remains loyal to its “Hublot Loves Art” programme.
After presenting new collaborations with artists Takashi Murakami and Richard Orlinski, the watchmaking firm has unveiled its third artwork-watch of the year, the Classic Fusion Chronograph Shepard Fairey, designed by the artist and ambassador of the Nyon-based brand.
The American artist, greatly involved in the project, chose to bring to life a piece symbolising a mandala, an ornamental symbol whose origins can be traced back simultaneously to several cultures across the planet. The mandala represents harmony, the cycle of life and the elements, as well as the precious nature of time in the mind. Here, this pattern is brushed and engraved into the titanium, the material used to create the bezel and the 45-mm diameter case. This work continues on the dial, which has also been finely cut to reveal the self-winding chronograph movement, a HUB1155 calibre offering a power reserve of 42 hours. In the centre, the hands display Fairey’s signature “Star Gear” mark.
April 22, 2021