Sometimes the watch industry can get a little too serious for its own good, which makes any timepiece that focuses on having fun a winner in our book.
With the new Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow, that’s exactly what you’re getting, blending the elegance of the Swiss watchmaker with a playfulness that Murakami’s work perfectly embodies.
While the first collaboration between the Japanese artist and Hublot was a black-on-black limited edition watch, now the partnership has produced a timepiece that leans into Murakami’s instantly recognisable love of a fuller colour spectrum.
Hublot has provided a fully transparent 45mm sapphire crystal case as a canvas for Murakami’s smiling flower, the petals of which are set with 487 gemstones, including rubies, amethysts, tsavorites as well as pink, blue, yellow and orange sapphires.
Take a look:
These petals are mounted on a ball bearing system, allowing them to spin freely when the watch is worn on the wrist. Underneath the flower is a Hublot HUB1214 automatic movement with a power reserve of 72 hours.
“This partnership with Hublot has enabled me to express my creativity in what is a totally new medium for me. The mastery of the watchmaker’s technicians has opened up new fields of possibilities for my inspiration. The result is this new watch in the colours of the rainbow,” Murakami said.
The Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow is a 100-piece numbered limited edition and is available now via Hublot, priced at USD106,00 which is around RM448,000.