Hublot revealed a new artistic collaboration with the Swiss tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Buchi and his creative agency Sang Bleu, the new Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II All Black. Designed as a horological ode to blackout tattooing, the timepiece comes housed in a 45mm case made from satin-finished and polished black ceramic, with a geometric skeleton dial to reveal the inner working of the Unico movement.
Inside is the the HUB1240 Unico manufacture self-winding chronograph movement with 72 hours of power reserve.
“When we created the first All Black watch in 2006 along with its concept of “invisible visibility”, we dared to go beyond its primary function – timekeeping – to showcase it as a work of art which could uphold and affirm a state of mind.” Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe said in a statement. “In Maxime’s work, we find exactly the same approach of going beyond the primary meaning of things. The art of blackout tattooing is already a highly sophisticated form of the art reserved for a select few; it is the ultimate in tattooing and both this type of tattooing and the timepiece which it inspired go beyond their primary meaning or purpose.” Completed by a black rubber strap, the timepiece is priced at $27,300 and comes in a limited edition of 200 pieces.
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