Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski Ceramic
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski has been paired with Hublot’s patented red ceramic. The colour of life and of passion, red evokes Richard Orlinski’s first Born Wild Crocodile sculpture. Created in 2004, it features this vivid and powerful shade of red, which has since gone on to become the most recognisable colour in his menagerie..
A fascinating yet paradoxical colour, the colour red symbolises the sometimes contradictory extremes of our sentiments. Love, rage, courage, risk, prohibition, zeal... A watch which appeals to the emotions.
A few months ago, at Baselworld 2018, Hublot expanded its catalogue of innovations by adding a new feat: the first ceramic to be created in a vibrant colour. Taking four years to develop from concept to industrialisation,and requiring innovations in materials and manufacturing processes (a fusion of pressure and heat which sinters the ceramic without burning its pigments), the ceramic created is harder than previously seen (1500 HV1 versus 1200 HV2). This expertise was developed in tandem by Hublot’s Research & Development department and Metallurgy and Materials laboratory, a 100% in-house process, resulting in a secret formula protected by several patents.
Since 2017 Richard Orlinski, the world’s bestselling contemporary artist, has been adding his angular style to Hublot watches. Works of art for the wrist, these feature his signature facets, nuanced with angles and edges. Like his sculptures, the Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski Ceramic boasts the sharp three-dimensional sculpted lines and polished finish which are the artist’s trademark.
Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski Ceramic
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski Ceramic is released in a limited edition of 200 pieces. 45 mm of art and innovation crafted from Hublot’s red ceramic. From the seconds hand to the counters and indexes; from the case to the bezel, all the way to the strap, nothing has escaped the vivid glow of Hublot x Orlinski red. Its sapphire case back reveals the HUB1155 self-winding skeleton chronograph movement.
When a watch fusions with art. When art becomes timeless!
Chances are you will have seen his brightly coloured Pop Art-style multifaceted beasts somewhere before. From his immense “Wild Kong” gorilla sculpture on the Croisette in Cannes and his crocodiles in the sunshine of the Miami Design District, to his 5-metre-tall bear on the snowy pistes of Courchevel, Richard Orlinski’s unique works are unmissable.
It was in 2004 that Richard Orlinski decided to dedicate himself full time to art. Steeped in pop culture, the artist created a colourful universe inspired by the wildest animals and iconic objects which are central to their time.
Driven by a desire to democratise art by making it accessible to the many, Richard Orlinski is a passionate creator who has had to overcome many obstacles, constantly pushing his limits and reinventing himself. His desire to popularise art also translates into a need to provoke an immediate emotional response, from old and young alike. Far from the diktats of the contemporary art scene, this artist’s works speak for him!
A lover of art in all its forms, the sculptor shatters received ideas and never hesitates to blend different forms of artistic expression. Motivated by a global, universal vision, he loves to explore different domains: sculpture, design, music, live performance... Represented by more than 90 galleries in France and abroad, Richard Orlinski has been the bestselling French artist in the world since 2015 (Source: Art Price).