Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, well known for his colourful and whimsical floral creations, has recently brought the iconic Smiling Flower art piece to life on a one-of-a-kind Hublot timepiece.
You may recognise him for his famously vibrantly-hued artworks, so it comes as a surprise to see his collaboration with Hublot on a Classic Fusion All Black timepiece, which was recently released at LVMH Watch Week. The All Black is a Hublot signature design first introduced in 2006.
Named the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black, the timepiece is a sleek, sparkly and elegant beauty covered in 107 black diamonds on the face, with 456 black diamonds on the spinning petals placed on a black ceramic case. With a 45mm case diameter and 13.45mm in case height, the Unico calibre in the case with the Classic Fusion emblematic design also offers a 72-hour power reserve.
The sparkly essence brings great contrast against the ceramic case with moving spinning petals in the motion of the wrist. For a 3D approach, the smiley-face element of the Smiling Flower is placed on top of the sapphire glass, adding that quirky element to this amazing collaboration.
Check out the video below and find out more here.
This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur
(All images: Hublot)