Hublot ends the year with a colorful and glittery Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow, the watchmaker’s second watch designed in collaboration with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.
While the first watch of the collaboration was a now sold-out all-black Classic Fusion watch, this new model returns to the artist’s thematic smiling flower, colorizes it and then frames it with a 45mm clear sapphire case.
The artist’s emblematic smiling flower, now brightly colored, once again grins at the center of the dial of the new watch, where its rests just above the sapphire crystal. Around it Hublot places twelve gem-set flower petals, all of which rotate around the smiley face. The effect is mesmerizing (check out this excellent video).
To create the dial’s polychromatic effect, Hublot artisans set 487 stones from a rainbow of sources: rubies, pink sapphires, amethysts, blue sapphires, tsavorites, yellow and orange sapphires. Hublot engineers developed a special ball-bearing system that enables the petals’ rotation.
Inside, Hublot fits its superior HUB1214 automatic caliber, here without the chronograph function. This movement has a power reserve of 72 hours.