CLASSIC FUSION CRUZ DIEZ
COLOR IN MOTION
The last creations of late artist Carlos Cruz Diez are center staged in an ultimate partnership initiated with Hublot. Limited series which, at the same time, become collectors.
“An ephemeral, autonomous and ever evolving reality”. A definition of time? Perhaps, but here, it is actually the perception of Carlos Cruz Diez (1923-2019), the Venezuela-born artist-painter, on… color. Color, a key component of his work, is considered as a chromatic phenomenon which constantly changes based on the viewer’s interpretation and on light. This vision seduced Hublot. The Classic Fusion Cruz Diez limited editions unveiled by the brand are the last-ever creations of the artist during his lifetime. They are proposed in two diameters, 38 mm and 45 mm, and available in three materials, respectively in 100 and in 25 pieces in ceramic, the same quantity in titanium, and in 30 and 20 pieces in King Gold. Each piece hosts a sapphire-crystal caseback featuring Cruz Diez’s signature.
The Classic Fusion Cruz Diez dial showcases the kinetic art principles which the artist developed. The dial is designed on two levels treated in saturated Pantone colors, with the hour hand on the first level and the minute hand on the second, each driving the rotation of a transparent disc silk-screened with black lines. The watch’s colors constantly change over a 24-hour period.
This marvel is made possible by the caliber MHUB1100.H3. This self-winding movement delivers a power reserve of some 42 hours. Each piece is complemented by a black rubber and calfskin strap featuring printed colored stripes.
Price: from CHF9,300 (titanium) www.hublot.com
By Dan Diaconu
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