Hublot added to the growing list of contemporary artists it works with this morning when CEO Ricardo Guadalupe, who appeared as a holographic projection from Switzerland at the Ginza launch, revealed the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black.
Japanese artist Murakami has used his signature Smiling Flower motif on the dial of an All Black Classic Fusion with a fixed central ‘face’ mounted on top of the watch’s sapphire crystal and 12 petals set on a ball bearing-mounted carousel forming a spinning dial. In total the two elements are set with 563 brilliant cut black diamonds.
At the launch, Murakami explained that the thing he most enjoyed when he visited Hublot’s manufacture in Nyon, Switzerland, was the wine at lunch (as it pointed to the brand’s attention to detail) and that his friendship with independent Japanese watchmaker Hajime Asaoka first kickstarted his interest in watches and led to a collaboration between the pair.
The watch uses a Hublot manufacture automatic UNICO movement with 72-hour power reserve.
Just 200 pieces of the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black will be produced and the watch is available now, priced $27,300 USD. For more details visit Hublot .