Another creative example of mixing popular culture into watch design, this time teleporting the art of the late kinetic artist Carlos Cruz-Diez straight to your wrist.
The guys at Hublot really know how to bring the additional cultural references to the game without sacrificing the bold eye-catchy appearance. The new Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez is largely inspired by the works of Franco-Venezuelan artist, namely the Chromointerférence, 1964. The dial features an array of colours in constant motion, changing in potentially infinite combinations. Technically, it was designed on two levels treated in saturated Pantone colours, with the hour hand on the first level and the minute hand on the second, each driving the rotation of a transparent disc featuring printed black lines. This system causes the pattern of colours to slightly evolve every second over a 24-hour period.
The piece features the artist's metallic signature on the caseback. The calfskin leather strap and the presentation box further extend the optical experience. Inside there is a mechanical and self-winding movement MHUB1100.H3 beating at 4Hz frequency and providing 42 hours of power reserve. The Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez is a limited edition coming with case sizes of 45 mm and 38 mm, as well as in three types of case materials: 100 and 25 titanium pieces, 30 and 20 King Gold pieces and 100 and 25 black ceramic pieces respectively.
Dec. 27, 2019