Artis­tic Edges

Hublot col­lab­o­rates with sculp­tor Richard Or­lin­ski to cre­ate a time­piece that could have its own place in an art gallery

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atch­mak­ing and con­tem­po­rary art have col­lided as Hublot col­lab­o­rates with Richard Or­lin­ski to bring to life the artist’s bright and wild uni­verse. Or­lin­ski joins an il­lus­tri­ous list of Hublot col­lab­o­ra­tors that in­clude Maxime Büchi, Lapo Elkann, Pelé, Lang Lang, Bar Re­faeli, Usain Bolt, and even Dustin John­son.

The re­sult­ing watch—the Clas­sic Fu­sion Aero­fu­sion Chrono­graph Or­lin­ski—fea­tures brand-new de­signs that play on an­gles and re­flec­tions, much like Or­lin­ski’s sculp­tures. Ridges and facets on the watch re­flect each other, from the case to the bezel and the push but­tons to the hands. In cel­e­bra­tion of the beau­ti­ful union, two lo­ca­tions were se­lected to show­case the time­piece: the Hublot bou­tique and the Markowicz Fine Art Gallery, where Or­lin­ski’s works are on show—both in Mi­ami.

Or­lin­ski’s sig­na­ture mul­ti­fac­eted an­gu­lar sculp­tures are hard to miss. Brightly coloured like the Pop Art that in­spired them, these sculp­tures can be found all over the world from his im­mense “Wild Kong” go­rilla sculp­ture on the Croisette in Cannes and his crocodiles in the Mi­ami De­sign Dis­trict to his 5m-tall bear on the snowy pistes of Courchevel.

Ea­ger to con­stantly chal­lenge him­self, Richard cre­ates his sculp­tures by cut­ting them like di­a­monds. In the hands of Richard Or­lin­ski, the Clas­sic Fu­sion Aero­fu­sion Chrono­graph is adorned with mul­ti­ple facets—12, to be ex­act, just like those that punc­tu­ate the dial of a watch.

As some­one who ap­pre­ci­ates ex­cep­tional crafts­man­ship, Or­lin­ski has de­signed a watch that thrives on the bor­der of vin­tage and neo-fu­tur­ist styles. Point­ing to the fu­ture, the hand of the watch be­comes a sym­bolic metaphor for Or­lin­ski: as it keeps on turn­ing, it em­bod­ies the in­fi­nite na­ture of time.

The vi­sion­ary de­sign of Or­lin­ski pre­sented a ma­jor chal­lenge for the Hublot Man­u­fac­ture: the work of Richard Or­lin­ski—a three­d­i­men­sional fold in the case—had to be mod­elled be­fore it was cut from ce­ramic and ti­ta­nium. These two ma­te­ri­als fea­ture one of the artist’s iconic sig­na­tures: mir­ror pol­ish­ing.

The Clas­sic Fu­sion Aero­fu­sion Chrono­graph Or­lin­ski is avail­able in two brand-new mod­els, each re­leased in a lim­ited edi­tion of 200 pieces: one in ti­ta­nium and the other in blue ce­ramic. The en­tire outer façade of the watch will be cov­ered in ei­ther ti­ta­nium or blue ce­ramic. The watch’s dial has been cast in sap­phire crys­tal, while the case, crown, bezel, and push but­tons also fea­ture the an­gu­lar facets. The 45mm watch is a ver­i­ta­ble work of art de­signed to be worn on the wrist. The Cal­iber Hublot HUB1155 self-wind­ing Chrono­graph move­ment pow­ers the watch, pro­vid­ing a power re­serve of 42 hours.

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