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Tag: Sang Bleu

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Patek Philippe 5172G-001 banner

While we anticipate whether majority of the watch brands will decide to follow the color Pantone has set for the year, let’s take a look at which of them were already ahead of trend.

Patek Philippe 5172G

Patek Philippe Chronograph Ref. 5172G-001

Showcased at last year’s Baselworld, the Chronograph 5172G shares similar aesthetics with the retired 5170. The updated chronograph comes in a 41mm white gold case, round guilloched pushers and a blue dial contrasted by luminous white gold Arabic numerals and hands. See our other favorite Patek Philippe watches from Baselworld 2019 here

Patrimony Self Winding

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Ref. 85180/000R-B515

In 2019, Vacheron Constantin decided to add 18 more models to their Patrimony collection, and the Patrimony self-winding is one of them. The 36mm 18K 5N pink gold case houses a sunburst satin-finished midnight blue dial. It embodies an understated, minimalist look as it makes use of a date function and hour, minutes, and seconds indicators.

JLC Reverso Tribute Small Seconds

Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Tribute Ref. 3978480

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso is well known for its iconic Art Deco inspired style and geometric simplicity. The Reverso Tribute Small Seconds comes in a 45.6 X 27.4mm case with a blue sunray-brushed finish dial, applied hour markers, and a small seconds at 6 o’clock. The watch is fashioned on a blue strap designed by Argentinian bookmaker Fagliano.

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu Titanium Blue Ref. 415.NX.7179.VR.MXM18

As avid supporters of the arts, Hublot has collaborated with Swiss tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Buchi. The 45mm Big Bang Sang Bleu Titanium Blue is comprised of clean, geometric, symmetric lines and shapes and paired with a blue dial and strap. 

Chopard Alpine Eagle

Chopard Alpine Eagle Ref. 298600-3001

Chopard recently released the Alpine Eagle, a reinterpretation of the St. Moritz watch which was designed by Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. The 41mm timepiece features a deep blue dial which resembles an eagle’s iris. The watch is also crafted from Lucent Steel A223, a REACH-certified and ethically produced metal exclusively developed in-house by the brand. Chopard partnered up with the Eagle Wings Foundation, which raises awareness about the Alps and the environmental issues at present. 

GP Laureato

Girard-Perregaux Laureato 

Girard-Perregaux’s iconic Laureato has been reinterpreted numerous times since it was first conceived in 1975. This Laureato comes in a 34mm, 38mm or 42mm steel case with a blue Clou de Paris patterned dial. Read more about Girard-Perregaux’s history here

Reservoir Hydrosphere Blue Hole

Reservoir Hydrosphere Blue Hole Ref. RSV03.HY/130-21.BH

Reservoir gets inspiration from different measuring instruments. The Hydrosphere Blue Hole was designed with the image of scuba diving pressure gauges in mind. The watch measures 45mm in diameter with features that are essential for divers like a 250-meter water resistance and a unidirectional rotating bezel with a double scale to be able to read time at different depths. Learn more about Reservoir here

 

Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski

Hublot Loves Art

Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski

“The art of fusion” has been a guiding principle of Hublot, beginning with their first timepiece that featured a gold case and rubber strap. Since then, the watchmaker has released one daring watch after another, receiving design prizes along the way.

Hublot makes it a point to frequently collaborate with artists and designers from various fields who share the same visions and passions as they do. In 2015 the watch house established the Hublot Design Prize, an award which enables young artists and designers to garner the public’s attention by showcasing their boldness and creativity.

Discussing the importance of art, Jean-Claude Biver, chairman of Hublot’s board says, “Unlike technology, art never becomes obsolete. A painting by Matisse or Renoir may not be liked by the new generation, but it can never be obsolete.”

Hublot and Richard Orlinski

Richard Orlinski is a top-selling French contemporary artist represented by more than 90 galleries around the world. Orlinski is an advocate of art’s democratization which is why his works revolve around everyday subjects and are presented in public spaces. His sculptures feature bright colors and diamond-cut like facets, which take inspiration from pop art and industrial materials. It was their shared enthusiasm for innovation as well total design freedom that led Orlinski to collaborate with Hublot.

Richard Orlinski with red Kong statue

 
Fusing the world of watchmaking and sculpture, Orlinski incorporates precious metals with his artistic style. As seen in the Orlinski Classic Fusion 40mm in King Gold and in Titanium Pavé, the watches display a faceted case and dial that plays around with light and shade, similar to the French artist’s sculptures.

 

Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski King Gold soldierHublot Classic Fusion Orlinski Titanium Pave soldier

 
The same thing goes with the Aerofusion Chronograph 45mm in King Gold Jewellery and in Titanium Pavé. Once again, Orlinski’s characteristic folds are present but this time presented with an open-worked dial.
 
Orlinski Classic Aerofusion Chronograph King Gold Jewellery soldierOrlinski Classic Aerofusion Chronograph Titanium Pave soldier

Hublot and Sang Bleu

Maxime Plescia-Büchi is a renowned Swiss tattoo artist and the founder of Sang Bleu, a multi-disciplinary company that encompasses a tattoo studio, magazine, clothing brand, and creative agency. Plescia-Büchi works mainly with black ink and uses architectural motifs along with ancient iconography.

Maxime Plescia-Büchi

 
Upon describing his collaboration with Hublot, Plescia-Büchi calls it a match made in heaven. He firmly believes that they are the epitome of the highest level of technical and creative innovation in their respective fields.

Plescia-Büchi designed the Sang Bleu models with the intent to showcase how the world of tattooing can be fused with the world of watchmaking. He does this through unifying precious materials symmetry and strong geometric lines as seen in the Sang Bleu One Click 39mm in King Gold Pave and in King Gold Blue.

Sang Bleu One Click King Gold Blue soldierSang Bleu One Click King Gold

Hublot and Lang Lang

World famous Chinese pianist Lang Lang is highly regarded by critics and musicians like Metallica, Pharell Williams, and Herbie Hancock. He has performed with the top orchestras in Europe, China, and the United States, and for people of influence, such as Pope Francis, 4 U.S. Presidents, and monarchs from other nations.

Lang Lang wearing the Hublot Classic Fusion Ceramic Ultra-Thin Lang Lang

 
A big fan of Hublot, Lang Lang has collaborated with the brand to create two timepieces: the Classic Fusion 45mm Ceramic Ultra-Thin Lang Lang and the Classic Fusion Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater Carbon Lang Lang. Both models display Lang Lang’s initials at 12 o’clock, his signature at 3 o’clock, and musical notes placed on the watch.

Hublot Lang Lang Classic Fusion
Classic Fusion Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater Carbon Lang Lang

 
Hublot Lang Lang Classic Fusion
Classic Fusion 45mm Ceramic Ultra-Thin Lang Lang

Hublot and Shepard Fairey

Born in South Carolina, Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary street artist popularly known for his Barack Obama “Hope” poster made during the 2008 U.S. Presidential elections. He also does graphic design and illustrations, which inspired Fairey to create OBEY clothing. Some of his other works are on display at the Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in other galleries around the United States.

Shepard Fairey

 
Fairey’s decision to collaborate with Hublot was because he resonated with their craftsmanship and refined execution. Together they created special versions of the Big Bang Meca-10.  These display Fairey’s star gear logo at 3 o’clock, and a tribal, floral pattern created by the artist himself on the case and strap.

Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey

Hublot and Marc Ferrero

Marc Ferrero is a French contemporary painter and one of the leading proponents of the Storytelling Art movement. His body of work revolves around pop art, the repetition of imagery, different cultures and fictional characters. In partnership with Hublot, they unveiled the Big Bang One Click Marc Ferrero.

Marc Ferrero

 
Heavily inspired by one of Ferrero’s iconic artworks, ‘Lipstick’, the dial celebrates the 21st century woman. Dominating the dial is a woman’s face with large sunglasses and a stick of lipstick placed by her mouth. The 39mm timepiece comes in red or turquoise.

Hublot Big Bang One Click Marc Ferrero Red Hublot Big Bang One Click Marc Ferrero Turquoise

 
Get to know more about Hublot and their relationship with art by visiting the Hublot booth at the upcoming Philippine Art Fair.

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