Art and timepieces have always gone hand-in-hand (quite literally). Whether it’s seeing the hand of the craftsman in a watch or an artist’s signature touch in a painting, its distinctiveness is what makes both industries mould in a way that’s unexplainable. For Hublot, it’s always been about the Art of Fusion, where innovation and a visionary spirit echo at the heart of its universe.
Another example is the luxury watchmaker’s collaboration with Richard Orlinski – one that blossomed in 2017 – and to this day, successfully entices Hublot enthusiasts across the globe.
Orlinski has transposed his distinctive artistic signature onto wearable art and for his latest collaborative piece with Hublot, it’s no different.
Hublot launched a special-edition Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski timepiece, inspired by the work of the renowned contemporary French artist. In a special nod to art levels, it’s also a limited timepiece for Qatar. This follows the Maison’s flagship boutique opening at Doha’s Place Vendome and the release of a special Big Bang e Qatar timepiece.
Limited to just 50 pieces, the watch features a case faceted like a gem. Featuring a 45-mm diameter case in tinted beige (reminiscent of Qatar’s sand dunes), the timepiece comes complete with mechanics of the HUB1155 self-winding chronograph movement, a 42-hour power reserve to mark the time, and a black smooth rubber bracelet with an additional strap in beige alligator.
“I love exploring new horizons of creativity with Hublot through colours and materials,” says Orlinski. “This light sandy beige colour is new to me, and it complements perfectly the shape and lines of the watch.”
It truly is an art piece that is sure to make a statement on the wrist.