Hublot and Takashi Murakami unveil the second timepiece of their collaboration: the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow.
This limited edition Takashi Murakami series was introduced at the beginning of the year with an All Black watch. Latest addition to this series is the new Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow watch. This new piece, still based on the smiling flower, the iconic theme of Murakami’s work, has moved from black to colour with transparent effects.
It boasts a unique setting, a transparent background through which we can contemplate both the artist’s work and the intricate mechanics of the watchmakers in Nyon. Reusing the characteristic features of the Classic Fusion model, this 45mm-diameter case is cut from sapphire crystal, a technological feat pioneered by Hublot.
The smiling flower presents a mischievous smile on a three-dimensional face that literally emerges from the watch dial, extending out beyond the sapphire crystal. 12 colourful petals rotate around this face, and their polychromatic effect is achieved by setting 487 stones representing the colours of the rainbow: rubies, pink sapphires, amethysts, blue sapphires, tsavorites, yellow and orange sapphires.
Thanks to an ingenious ball-bearing system specially developed by Hublot’s engineers, the petals start turning under the watch crystal and bring Takashi Murakami’s smiling flower to life.
This timepiece houses the company’s HUB1214 calibre, without the stopwatch function. This self-winding mechanical movement has a power reserve of 72 hours.
The Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow watch is available in a limited edition of 100 numbered pieces.
Model: Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow
Limited edition of 100 pieces
Polished sapphire crystal
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 14.05 mm
Water resistant: 5 ATM (50m)
Case-back: Polished engraved sapphire crystal “LIMITED EDITION + ©TM/KK”
Bezel: Polished sapphire crystal
Glass: On Top the Polished Smiling 3D Flower Head; Set with 103 Colored Gemstones
Microblasted Rhodium plated
Rotating design with
12 petals set with 384 coloured gemstones
Caliber Unico MHUB1214
Number of components: 256
Frequency: (Hz) 4 (28 800 A/h)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Transparent lined rubber wristbands
Folding clasp in stainless steel
Suggested retail price
100 000 CHF/ 104 000 EUR / 106 000 USD / 88 000 GBP