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Hublot and Zenith put art on your wrist

Hublot and Richard Orlinski

Sculptor Richard Orlinski is known for his multi-facetted wild beasts like his 5-metre-high blue bear overlooking the slopes of Courchevel.

The artist chose ceramic to shape time on Hublot’s Classic Fusion model. The entire piece, down to the dial, is clad in facetted ceramic. The fusion of our two universes – that of Hublot who takes precious materials to create exceptional products, and my own bright world of colour inspired by Pop Art – came about quite spontaneously, almost naturally – states Richard Orlinski.

The model measures 40 mm in diameter and comes in two monochrome versions, blue or black. The bezel features six H-shaped titanium screws. The watch is powered by the HUB1100 self-winding movement with a 42-hour power reserve.

Zenith and Felipe Pantone, on the same frequency

Zenith asked Felipe Pantone, one of the most prolific contemporary artists of our time, to create a watch that reflected his art. He thus designed a chronograph that is a unique multi-coloured wearable work of art called Defy 21 Felipe Pantone.

Playing with visual and mechanical frequencies, his design is based on the principle of interference colours, which is coupled with surface treatment comprised of silicon particles to produce a spectrum of perfectly transitioning colours.

Meanwhile, the hour and minute hands resemble a lightning bolt pattern, featuring an intentionally distorted look with a rainbow gradient of colours. Each hour marker is coated with a different coloured lacquer, together symbolising the full spectrum of visible light.

The watch measures 44 mm in diameter and is driven by the El Primero 21 chronograph movement with an approximately 50-hour power reserve.

A certificate of authenticity signed by the artist accompanies each Defy 21 Felipe Pantone.

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