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Takashi Murakami Flower Smiles On Limited Edition Hublot Watch

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Swiss watchmaker Hublot and Takashi Murakami continue their collaboration with a second unique timepiece, the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow watch. For this limited edition of 100 numbered pieces, the Japanese artist’s smiling flower beams in a whirlwind of color.

The new model has a 45 mm diameter case cut from sapphire crystal, a technological feat pioneered by Hublot. The transparent background reveals both the artist’s work and the intricate mechanics crafted by the watchmakers in Nyon.

The flower presents a mischievous smile on a three-dimensional face that emerges from the watch dial as 12 colorful petals rotate around the face. The polychromatic effect is created by setting 487 stones representing the colors of the rainbow: rubies, pink sapphires, amethysts, blue sapphires, tsavorites, yellow and orange sapphires.

The petals turn under the watch crystal to bring Takashi Murakami’s flower to life thanks to an ingenious ball-bearing system specially developed by Hublot’s engineers.

With this transposition of the Japanese artist’s Kawaii world into horology, Hublot once again celebrates its signature Art of Fusion, exploring new territories where Takashi Murakami’s creativity and the technical mastery of the Swiss Maison come together, giving birth to a work of art in the colors of the rainbow.

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