Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on Hublot’s latest masterpiece done in collaboration with Japanese contemporary artist, Takashi Murakami, a limited-edition (and highly exclusive) design recently unveiled at the 2021 LVMH Watch Week.
While Murakami is known for his colourful smiling flowers, the artist insisted on going with an all-black design, mostly because he was inspired by the most common feature of Hublot’s Classic Fusion, the watch brand’s signature black rubber strap. And read on to find out more about this special collaboration that will be much sought after.
01 – This is the first time Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is collaborating with the Swiss luxury watchmaker, and the two have come together to create an all-black version of Hublot’s signature Classic Fusion in the 45 mm size.
02 – As with all exclusive collaborations, the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black will be limited to just 200 pieces worldwide, so once they are gone, they are gone.
03 – The watch is fully decked out with black diamonds, and there are 456 and 107 brilliants found on the Murakami ‘petals’ and ‘face’ respectively. More than just a decorative feature, these ‘petals’ actually carry the ability to spin with every motion of the wrist, thanks to the innovative ball-bearing system developed entirely by Hublot’s engineers. The smiling flower, on the other hand, is carefully inserted onto sapphire glass, giving a 3D-effect that displays Murakami’s signature smile to perfection.
04 – The exclusive timepiece comes in quality materials like satin-finished black ceramic found on the bezel and case-back. Other finishing touches include the tone-on-tone rubber strap and a black-plated stainless steel deployment buckle clasp, truly living up to its All Black name tag.
05 – The Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black will only be available at Hublot boutiques (with The Hour Glass being the exclusive retailer of the Swiss luxury watchmaker in Southeast Asia), priced at SGD37,400 each.