Hublot, a Swiss fine watchmaking brand, has collaborated with the famous French sculptor Richard Orlinski to design and create two limited editions of the classic fusion series Aerofusion chronograph Orlinski. The new watch combines Hublot’s groundbreaking watchmaking skills with Richard Orlinski’s fascinating sensual aesthetics, presenting a sculptural 3D silhouette.
Richard Orlinski said: ‘Hublot uses precious materials to create outstanding timepieces, and I myself use Pop Art as inspiration to paint a gorgeous world of colors. The fusion of the two worlds almost happens naturally.’
Richard Orlinski is known for his sculptural works, such as the ‘Wild Kong’ orangutan in Cannes and the crocodile in the Miami design district, and he uses the same radical approach to creating works of art as his new 45 mm watch. Richard Orlinski’s vision challenged Hublot, which required modeling the case before rendering it three-dimensionally in ceramic or titanium.
Orlinski Special Edition of the new classic fusion series Aerofusion chronograph is made of blue ceramic or polished titanium. The case has 12 facets that extend to the bezel and crown. It is equipped with a sapphire crystal dial and a built-in HUB1155 automatic movement.
Hublot Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe said: ‘Original, bold and novel, the special edition of the classic fusion series Aerofusion chronograph Orlinski is like a sculpture showing time.’
Hublot’s two new classic fusion series Aerofusion chronograph Orlinski special editions, each with a limited edition of 200 pieces, were exhibited at the Art Basel in Miami and exhibited at Hublot’s Miami boutique and Markowicz Fine Art gallery.