Hublot's Latest Classic Fusion Watch Pays Tribute to Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez

Featuring an array of colors that change every second over a 24-hour period.

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Last week during Art Basel Miami Beach 2019, Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot dropped a Classic Fusion timepiece in collaboration with late Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez. The watch features an array of colors in constant motion, changing and evolving with the passing of time. Mirroring other works by Cruz-Diez, the color composition reflects the artist’s interest in kinetic energy, optical forms and the liberation of color.

Cruz-Diez’s work is based on the moiré effect, in which lines of contrasting color give the impression of movement. For the artist, color was “an ephemeral, autonomous and ever-evolving reality” that served as “a continuous present.” Bringing the artist’s ideas to life, the Classic Fusion’s dial is designed on two levels; the hour hand sits on the first level, while the minute hand is on the second. Each drives the rotation of a transparent disc which features printed black lines, causing the pattern of Pantone-saturated colors to evolve every second over a 24-hour period. The timepiece is finished with a calfskin leather strap and the artist’s signature on the case-back.

“We are very excited to present this project. It is the culmination of developments made since our first collaboration with Carlos Cruz-Diez in 2015, and a tribute to his work,” explains Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot. “Kinetic art is a disruptive art form that places the spectator’s perception at the center of the piece in order to question the purpose and status of a work of art. Together, we have created a working piece of art that can be worn on the wrist.”

The Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez is available with two case sizes (45 mm and 38 mm) in a choice of three materials: King Gold, titanium and black ceramic. Take a closer look at Hublot’s latest timepiece in the gallery above and head over to hublot.com for more information.

In related news, Hublot and Usain Bolt recently launched two watches in honor of the recently renovated Eden Rock luxury hotel in St. Barts.

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