HUBLOT ‘Fame vs. Fortune’ Limited Editions by Hush and Tristan Eaton

On 28 November this year, Swiss Luxury watchmaker Hublot celebrated its passion for art and its ongoing campaign, HUBLOT LOVES ART, by bringing together street artists Hush and Tristan Eaton for the launch of “Fame vs. Fortune”; a limited-edition art timepiece concept. Hush represents Fame symbolizing the West Coast sensibility – where the Hollywood film industry reigns supreme. Eaton in turn, represents Fortune embodying an East Coast mentality, home of New York City’s Financial District which is the birth place of so many great fortunes. Each artist brings his unique sensibility rooted in his “represented” coast.

The artists – Hush & Tristan – appeared together at Lightbox Studios outside Times Square with Hublot of America Managing Director Jean-François Sberro, to launch their respective limited-edition timepieces.

Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Chronograph “East Coast Bronze” – By Tristan Eaton
As for Tristan Eaton’s piece, the Classic Fusion Bronze, features brushed bronze and polished gold-plated appliques to represent East Coast “Fortune”, and specifically the Charging Bull sculpture symbolizing New York City’s Financial District. The case back displays a medley of motifs that illustrate a Wall Street theme, including an image of a bull, money sign, and Wall Street sign.

Some of Tristan’s most iconic murals are found in New York City, including the eye catching mural of Audrey Hepburn in Little Italy, “The Monster Within” in Brooklyn’s Coney Island, “Big City of Dreams” between Mulberry and Lafayette in Soho, and “Liberty” downtown which inspired Hublot’s first collection with the artist.

Technical details
Reference: 521.BZ.6680.VR.EWC17
Limitation: SPECIAL EDITION XX/50

Case
Diameter & Thickness: 45 mm & 13.05 mm
Water Resistant: 5 ATM (50m)
Case: Brushed bronze
Bezel: Brushed bronze
Screws « H »: Polished titanium
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Crown: Brushed bronze* with HUBLOT logo
Pushers: Brushed bronze*
Case back: Micro-blasted black ceramic engraved “SPECIAL” + ”EDITION” + ”XX/50”
Case back Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment + “EWC17” logo printed

Dial
Gradient mat brown with “EWC17” logo at 3 o’clock counter
Polished gold-plated appliques
Hands: Polished gold-plated hands

Movement
Caliber Hublot HUB1143, Self-winding Chronograph movement
Dimensions: Dia. 30 mm (131/4’’’); Thickness 6.9 mm
No of Components: 280
Jewels: 59
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours

Strap
Black rubber and brown calf embossed with “EWC17” logo and brown stitching
2ND Strap: Black rubber and brown alligator with brown stitching
Buckle: Black PVD stainless steel deployant buckle clasp with brushed bronze insert

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang “West Coast Ceramic Black and White” – By Hush
Hush, whose art is prominently found throughout various districts of Los Angeles, designed the Spirit of Big Bang West Coast Ceramic Black and White for Hublot, inspired by Hollywood icons to represent West Coast “Fame” and manifested itself as a black-and-white woman’s portrait splashed across the case back in a multi-colored collage of mixed media.

The timepiece features a skeletonized dial, or “Aerofusion” encased by a white ceramic bezel. Hush’s frescoes have appeared throughout the heart of LA’s shopping district on Melrose, downtown LA’s art district, posh streets in West Hollywood, and ocean-side in Santa Monica.

Technical details
Reference: 641.CI.0112.VR.EWC17
Limitation: SPECIAL EDITION XX/50

Case
Case: Black microblasted ceramic
Diameter & Thickness: 42 mm & 14.10 mm
Water Resistant: 100 ATM (100m)
Bezel: White microblasted ceramic Screws « H »: Black PVD polished titanium
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Crown: Black PVD titanium with black rubber insert
Pushers: Black PVD titanium with black rubber insert
Case back: Black microblasted ceramic engraved “SPECIAL EDITION” + “XX/50”
Case back Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment + “EWC17” logo printed

Dial
Mat black dial with “EWC17” logo at 9 o’clock counter
Black-plated appliques with white luminescent
Hands: Black-plated with white luminescent

Movement
HUB4700, self-winding Chronograph movement
Dimensions: Dia. 30 mm (131/4’’’); Thickness 6.62 mm
Date: Skeleton calendar display at 4.30
No of Components: 278
Jewels: 31
Frequency: 5 Hz (36’000 A/h)
Power reserve: 50 Hours

Strap
Black rubber and multicolour calf with stitching
2ND Strap: Black rubber and white alligator with white stitching
Buckle: Black ceramic deployant buckle clasp

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