Last Thursday at the Espace Expression gallery in Miami, Hublot hosted the launch of its latest watch—the Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez. The project was the last collaborative work created by the late Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, designed in his Paris studio before his passing in July. At the event, Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot’s CEO, welcomed the artist’s family and special guests to see the new model and honor the legacy of Cruz-Diez.
The new technical timepiece features an array of colors in motion that change with the passing of the hours, minutes, and seconds. As the piece’s parallel discs rotate in sequence, the appearance results in nearly infinite combinations. The Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez mirrors other works created by the artist, allowing his legacy in the world of kinetic art to live on.
Available in two case sizes (45 mm and 38 mm) and three materials (100 and 25 titanium pieces, 30 and 20 gold pieces, and 100 and 25 black ceramic pieces), the watch also features Cruz-Diez’s metallic signature appears on the back of the case, and affixes to the wearer with a calfskin leather strap.
“We are very excited to present this project,” said Guadalupe. “It is the culmination of developments made since our first collaboration with Carlos Cruz-Diez in 2015, and a tribute to his work. Kinetic art is a disruptive art form that places the spectator’s perception at the center of the piece in order to question the purpose and status of a work of art. Together, we have created a working piece of art that can be worn on the wrist.