Whilst LVMH Watch Week 2021 has been filled with amazing new releases, this first-ever Takashi Murakami collaboration surely takes the cake.

Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, well known for his colourful and whimsical floral creations has recently brought the iconic Smiling Flower art piece to life on a one-of-a-kind timepiece. You may recognise him for his famously colourful artworks, so it comes as a surprise to see the Hublot collaboration on an All black Classic Fusion timepiece upon its release earlier today. The All Black is a Hublot signature design first introduced in 2006, which is perfect to go with Murakami’s signature artwork too.

[All images courtesy of Hublot]

Hublot x Takashi Murakami
Image credit: Hublot

What caught our eye was how sleek, sparkly, and elegant the timepiece is covered in 107 black diamonds on the face, with 456 black diamonds on the spinning petals placed on a black ceramic case. With a 45mm case diameter and 13.45mm in case height, the Unico calibre in the case with the Classic Fusion emblematic design also offers a 72-hour power reserve.

The sparkly essence brings great contrast against the ceramic case with moving spinning petals in the motion of the wrist. For a 3D approach, the smiley-face element of the Smiling Flower is placed on top of the sapphire glass, adding that cool element to this amazing collaboration. 

If you’re curious to find out more, check out this video below and find out more here:

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur.

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