Gearing up for this year’s Only Watch, Hublot has partnered up with long-time collaborator Takashi Murakami to create a very special time-teller. Aptly named MP-15 Takashi Murakami Tourbillon Only Watch, the timepiece not only premieres an inventive new watch case but also its first-ever central flying tourbillon movement.
In the two parties’ former collaborations, Murakami’s trademark multi-colored Flower motif has been translated into gem-set spinning dials. Breaking this tradition, the MP-15 takes the iconic motif up a notch by making it the actual case of the watch. Boasting a 42mm width, and 13.4mm thickness, the flower-shaped case is made up of 12 petals, set with a total of 444 colored gemstones in a symmetrical and rainbow-like gradient. To match the piece’s joyful and vibrant appearance, the indices are lume-filled in a spectrum of colors that corresponds to the petals’ gemstones.
At the center of the piece, the iconic smiley face is laser-engraved onto the domed sapphire crystal, which envelops the central flying tourbillon that looks as if it’s suspended mid-air. In spite of the avant-garde case design, the MP-15 is actually capable of withstanding 30 meters underwater, while its manual winding movement offers an impressive power reserve of up to 150 hours.
Hublot’s innovation-driven MP collection has always centered around the development of revolutionary movements and spectacular designs, and the MP-15 demonstrates all of this with flying colors. The MP-15 Takashi Murakami Tourbillon Only Watch will be offered up for auction at this year’s Only Watch, which is due to take place in Geneva on November 5. For more information regarding the event, visit Only Watch’s official website.
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