CLASSIC FUSION TAKASHI MURAKAMI ALL BLACK
A WORK OF ART TO FLAUNT ON THE WRIST
The Nyon-based watchmaker pursues its venture into the artistic realm by concluding its first collaboration with the Japanese painter and sculptor known throughout the world for his colorful, smiling daisy.
Since the health crisis exploded about a year ago, smiles have disappeared, hidden behind paper face masks which prevent us from seeing emotions on people’s faces. Fortunately though, and, in spite of current restrictions, art continues to wow, to cheer everyone up, like the famous vibrantly-colored, smiling daisy imagined by the Japanese painter and sculptor Takashi Murakami. And now, the flower with its ultra-positive personality blooms at the very heart of the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black, first collaboration between the artist and Hublot.
This totally monochrome 200-piece limited edition embraces Hublot’s All Black concept imagined in 2006 as its 45 mm-diameter, 13.40 mm thick case is entirely dressed in black ceramic. The case hosts the manufacture Unico MHUB1214 caliber, generally found in Big Bang watches, an automatic movement which drives the time data and delivers a power reserve of 72 hours.
The spectacular lacquered dial center stages Takashi Murakimi’s famous floral motif strewn with 563 brilliant-cut black diamonds. The moving corolla, made up of 12 petals, dances to wrist movements whilst the pistil, with its round, happy face, set above the sapphire-crystal dome, appears to come right out of the watch to offer up its infectious smile. The two dusky, facetted hour and minute hands tick by discreetly in this three-dimensional décor.
The Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black is worn on a ribbed rubber strap attached by a black plated steel folding clasp.
Price: CHF25,900 www.hublot.com
By Sharmila Bertin
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