CON­CRETE

The Peak (Malaysia) - - The Bejewelled Issue -

There’s no deny­ing that con­crete has played a sig­nif­i­cant role in the de­vel­op­ment of civil­i­sa­tion. Through­out his­tory, it has been used for ev­ery­thing from ar­chi­tec­ture to in­fra­struc­ture. Strong and durable, this com­pos­ite ma­te­rial can be found in nu­mer­ous iconic monuments around the world, which in­cludes the ma­jes­tic Pan­theon that was con­structed by the Ro­mans some 2,000 years ago. To­day, it is used to build mas­sive struc­tures like bridges, sky­scrapers and su­per­high­ways. In its sim­plest form, con­crete is a mix­ture of a paste com­posed of ce­ment and wa­ter. This paste is then com­bined with other con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als such as sand, gravel, crushed stone or slag, which will har­den to form a rock-like mass.

ABOVE In 2016, Hublot un­leashed the Clas­sicFu­sion Aero­fu­sion Chrono­graph Con­crete Jun­gle, which fea­tured ac­tual con­crete el­e­ments in­cor­po­rated in the bezel. Cre­ated as a trib­ute to New York, the time­piece was co-de­signed by vi­sion­ary street artist Tris­tan Ea­ton.

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