HUBLOT, CLASSIC FUSION, TAKASHI MURAKAMI, ALL BLACK, LIMITED EDITION
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Iconeek is very proud to introduce here a mint and unusual, full-set, limited edition to 200 pieces, innovative piece of Art, the All black diamond-set Murakami edition. The model reunits two very strong and iconic emblems, the All Black design, associated with the wtchmaking brand, and the smiling flower of the reputed japanese artist. Hublot once again succeed in the Art of Fusion.
“When I visited the Hublot manufacture in Switzerland for the first time, I realised to what extent the traditional know-how, precision, futuristic technology and craftsmanship were all intertwined in the creation of a watch. Bringing my art into the creativity of these watchmakers represents a unique adventure for me. ” said the Artist.
The Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black is a true work of art. For its first collaboration with the Japanese contemporary artist, Takashi Murakami, Hublot has pushed at the boundaries of creation by developing a new dynamic on the theme of the artist’s emblem, the smiling flower. His visually very modern style offers a subtle reflection between Japanese tradition and pop culture. He masterfully achieves this result by combining leading-edge multimedia tools with traditional Japanese techniques such as gold leaf. A real rock star in the contemporary art world, he coined the name Superflat for the artistic movement he began.
The present Murakami edition manages to convey the artist’s exuberant style without using colour, but instead relying on motion, texture and the power of the smiling flower emblem. Commenting the launch announcement, he said, “The one thing I did request was to go all black on our first collaboration… because the very first impression I had when I learned about Hublot was its signature black rubber [strap].” Arguably the most interesting artist collaboration Hublot has done in recent years, the Classic Fusion Murakami is a time-only watch with a twist: free-spinning, diamond-set petals that bring Mr Murakami’s “smiling flower” to life.
Thanks to an ingenious ball-bearing system specially developed by Hublot’s engineers, the 12 petals start turning under the watch crystal and bring Takashi Murakami’s smiling flower to life. With 456 black diamonds, the petals are actually a single disc set on ball bearings and weighted only on one edge, allowing it to spin with the motion of the wrist. Together with the pistil set, the total is 563 brilliants black diamonds.
After launching this first timepiece at the beginning of the year – the All Black watch, which became an instant collector's item – Hublot and Takashi Murakami are continuing to transpose the Japanese artist’s Kawaii world into horology, by introducing the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow watch. This new piece, still based on the smiling flower, the iconic theme of Murakami’s work, has moved from black to colour with transparent effects.
A collector per sure! a piece of Art ! A work-of-Art.
Condition: 9.9/10, full-set, mint, first owner.
Model: Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black
Case no.: 1531546
Limited edition: no. 040/200
Material: Black ceramic and titanium, flower and petals set with black diamonds
Dial: black diamond-set dial
Movement: cal. MHUB1214 Unico, silicium escapement, 28 jewels, hack mechanism
Bracelet: black rubber with Hublot secured deployant clasp
Water-resistant: yes, tested, 50m.
Diam: 45 mm, thickness 17 mm.
Accessories: fitted special presentation box and outer packaging, Certificate of Authenticity
Ref. ICO: 99-21-086B