It’s a known fact that Hublot is just as entrenched in haute horology as it is in arts and cultural. Their latest collaboration is with Marc Ferrero, the renowned French artist behind Storytelling Art. Known for embracing 1980s comic aesthetics that are abstractly fused with urban feminine silhouettes, he now influences Hublot’s Big Bang line with his artwork, in the Big Bang One Click Marc Ferrero women’s collection.
The beautiful two-piece capsule is an ode to the modern woman and the many roles she plays in the 21st century. Hublot believes that “every woman is a true heroine in her own world – wife, mother, friend, lover, business woman, femme fatale, fashion icon or night owl. For every hour of the day the modern woman sets herself apart as unpredictable, multifaceted and unique.”
The timepieces – One Click Marc Ferrero Steel Red and One Click Marc Ferrero Steel Turquoise – feature Ferrero’s iconic lipstick emblem, while the dial boasts a black lacquered-themed multicoloured facial silhouette of a female wearing black shades accompanied by smaller faces designed to resemble her hair. The overall aesthetic is chic rebellious and bold hipster.
The One Click Marc Ferrero Steel Red has been enriched with 42 red spinels whereas the One Click Marc Ferrero Steel Turquoise gets a sapphire treatment with the same count of jewels. Placed around the bezels, they’re delicately cased in satin-finished and polished stainless steel.
The watches get ‘One Click’ from Hublot’s patented technology of the same name that allows the wearer to change straps – alligator, leather or rubber – easily. Inside, we see Hublot’s in-house HUB1710 self-winding movement that has 50 hours of power reserve. The 39 mm stainless steel case has been strapped on by red- and turquoise-coloured rubber straps, respectively and cut from calf leather decor designed by Marc Ferrero. The timepieces are currently available on Hublot’s online boutique.
One Click Marc Ferrero Steel Red – 65.SX.1130.VR.1213.LIP19
One Click Marc Ferrero Steel Turquoise – 465.SX.1190.VR.1207.LIP19
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