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Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has a new canvas for his signature Smiling Flower art piece: An all-black Hublot watch.

Takashi Murakami, well known for his colourful and whimsical floral creations, has brought the iconic Smiling Flower art piece to life on a one-of-a-kind timepiece. Unveiled at the ongoing LVMH Watch Week was the All Black Classic Fusion timepiece, featuring a black diamonds version of Murakami’s otherwise colourful artwork.

Hublot x Takashi Murakami

The All Black is a signature Hublot design, first introduced in 2006, and was the perfect pairing for Murakami’s signature artwork. What caught our eye was how sleek, sparkly, and elegant the timepiece was, 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 case height, a Unico calibre beats inside this watch. The Classic Fusion emblematic design also offers a 72-hour power reserve.

The sparkling diamonds bring a strong contrast to the ceramic case, with the petals spinning to the movement 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 Hublot x Takashi Murakami collaboration.

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Images: Courtesy Hublot

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur

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