Hublot’s creative partner since 2017, the contemporary sculptor Richard Orlinski blends his faceted style with the House’s watchmaking and technological expertise. Several watches of remarkable design have already been created by this technical-artistic fusion. The new Classic Fusion Tourbillon 5-Day Power Reserve Orlinski, produced in three series limited to 30 pieces each, assumes a sculptural dimension, with the famous Hublot tourbillon movement entirely redesigned and its bevelled lines. 45mm in sapphire, King Gold or ceramic, this three-dimensional watch displays modernity in all of its facets.
This renewed collaboration is a fusion of two arts watchmaking and sculpture via two techniques held dear by Orlinski: his animal icons, which are faceted (T-Rex, Wild Kong, or Panther) or open-work (Kong, tiger or “lace” bear), from the Born Wild© concept. Through his art, the violence of nature is transformed into a positive expression of hypnotic beauty. New Classic Fusion Tourbillon 5-Day Power Reserve Orlinski presents facets unveils ultra-modern open-work architecture.
With its wide mechanism apertures highlighting its gears and tourbillon cage, sleek matte bars with inward-pointing angles and a power reserve. In addition to its stylised skeletonising, the manufacture manual-winding movement is distinguishable thanks to its long five-day power reserve, indicated on the dial side, and its sculptural tourbillon making one revolution per minute. On a rubber strap, this trio creates a composition of contemporary art.