Takashi Murakami Brings a Rainbow of Color to Hublot Classic Fusion

The Japanese artist’s second collaboration with Hublot shows off its rainbow-set flower through a sapphire crystal case.

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Takashi Murakami is back with another Hublot Classic Fusion collaboration, this time bringing his signature rainbow color palette.

Murakami, whose work is instantly recognisable through its trademark smiling flower character, first designed for Hublot earlier this year with the Classic Fusion All Black.

But now the Japanese artist is back with the full spectrum Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow.

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.

Theses 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,” says Murakami. “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.” 

The Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow is a 100-piece numbered limited edition and is available now via Hublot, priced $106,00 USD.

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