To mark the 8th edition of Only Watch, Hublot has created a unique piece in the charity’s colours; a work of art for the wrist, the sale of which will benefit research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Sculpted into the sapphire – one of the most difficult materials to machine – are the signature edges, bevels and facets of the artist Richard Orlinski.
Overcoming this obstacle provides children affected by this degenerative neuromuscular disease with a message full with hope: you can go beyond your dreams, as long as you make every effort to achieve them. The auction will take place on 9 November 2019 in Geneva.
A partner of the biennial auction from the outset, Hublot has redesigned the Classic Fusion Tourbillon Sapphire Orlinski for Only Watch and signed its sapphire as a “Unique piece”.
The white gold bezel, set with 54 baguette-cut topazes, echoes the facets of the 45 mm case. Entirely transparent, it reveals an open-worked architecture – a second nod to the work of the French sculptor – showcasing the gears, tourbillon cage and power reserve.
A stylised skeleton calibre merges into the transparent, rubber strap in the colours of Only Watch. It will be delivered in a sapphire gift box, supported by the famous “Wild Kong” by Richard Orlinski. The proud owner will have the opportunity to meet with Richard Orlinski at his art gallery in Paris, a place dedicated entirely to his work.
This timepiece will tour the world – Monaco, Dubai, Paris, London, New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei – before reaching Geneva for the auction hosted by Christie’s, under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, at the rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues on Saturday 9 November 2019 at 2pm.
All the proceeds will be donated to the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy to support medical and scientific research into neuromuscular diseases in general, focusing specifically on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Model: Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Sapphire Orlinski for Only Watch 2019
Polished sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 3 ATM (30m)
Caseback: Polished sapphire crystal engraved “UNIQUE PIECE”
Bezel: Polished 18K white Gold set with 54 baguette-cut Topazes blue; 6 H-shaped polished Titanium Screws
Matte anthracite grey color skeleton
Polished faceted rhodium-plated indexes and hands
HUB6021: Manufacture manual-winding power reserve skeleton tourbillon movement
Frequency: 3Hz (21’600 A/h)
Power reserve: Approx. 115
No. of Components: 183
Transparent smooth blue rubber strap