Classic Fusion Orlinski

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Categories: Partnership, Innovation
Lifestyle picture + Close-up of the Classic Fusion Orlinski Titanium
Classic Fusion Orlinski King Gold - Bottom view
Classic Fusion Orlinski Titanium - Bottom view
Trio of Classic Fusion Orlinski King Gold
Trio of Classic Fusion Orlinski Titanium
1/5 | Lifestyle picture + Close-up of the Classic Fusion Orlinski Titanium
2/5 | Classic Fusion Orlinski King Gold - Bottom view
3/5 | Classic Fusion Orlinski Titanium - Bottom view
4/5 | Trio of Classic Fusion Orlinski King Gold
5/5 | Trio of Classic Fusion Orlinski Titanium

AN EXCEPTIONAL MARRIAGE OF ART AND WATCHMAKING IN THE MOST SUBLIME MATERIALS

Playing with light and shade, the latest Classic Fusion Orlinski series is sculpted in the aesthetic signature of artist Richard Orlinski, including its faceted dial. Designed for those who prefer the very finest watches, the 40mm case is available in titanium or King Gold, transforming the piece into a jeweller's objet d'art set with brilliant-cut diamonds.

Classic Fusion Orlinski Titanium - Bottom view

"We adopt a pioneering and exploratory approach. We thrive on challenges. The success of the Aerofusion Chronograph and the Tourbillon has opened up new avenues. These elegant Classic Fusions turn wearing a watch into an everyday art form."
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO, HUBLOT

"There is a real dynamic of sharing that has been established at Hublot.
It is a modern brand with a truly innovative spirit…
What brings it all together is our desire to challenge convention.
"
Richard Orlinski

Classic Fusion Orlinski King Gold - Bottom view

No fewer than six Classic Fusion Orlinski watches have been created as a continuation of the artistic and technological alliance between Richard Orlinski and Hublot, following on from the Aerofusion Chronograph and Tourbillon. At the sculptor's behest, this series has been designed and developed on a smaller scale to satisfy a new clientele. Symbolising the characteristic folds in his often monumental works, edges, bevels and facets have been miniaturised with horological precision to create mirror effects on the dial. The understated strap in matt black rubber creates an arresting contrast, all the more pronounced on four of the six models whose diamond-set cases create a jewellery effect.

What better than the stone with the highest refractive index to reflect the mirror-polished finish typical of the plastic artist's work? On four of the timepieces, the bezel – a dodecagon which has characterised the creative partnership since 2017 – is set with 54 diamonds and sits on a case which is either fully set with 210 diamonds or partially set with 112 diamonds. Free from precious stones, the other two watches exude a more subtle light, with the accent on the pure lines, the graduated light and shade of the materials, and the sharp-angled forms characteristic of Richard Orlinski's sculptures.

Trio of Classic Fusion Orlinski King Gold

A lover of all kinds of art and a vocal advocate of its accessibility to all, Richard Orlinski creates intelligible works and installs them in open-sky settings (Courchevel, Deauville, etc.). Orlinski works to decompartmentalise the modes of artistic expression and challenge convention. As the creative force behind these six Classic Fusion Orlinski watches, here he addresses new audiences, women and lovers of timeless stones or sculpture. The Aerofusion Chronograph and Tourbillon attest to the harmonious relationship between watchmaking and art, conveying a subtle message. It makes as much sense to wear art on the wrist as jewellery.

Trio of Classic Fusion Orlinski Titanium

CLASSIC FUSION ORLINSKI

REFERENCE
Titanium: 550.NS.1800.RX.ORL19
King Gold: 550.OS.1800.RX.ORL19

CASE
Polished Titanium or 18K King Gold
Diameter: 40mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50m)

BEZEL
Polished Titanium or 18K King Gold

DIAL & HANDS
Polished faceted black dial
Polished faceted hands

MOVEMENT
HUB1100: Self-winding movement
Power reserve: 42 Hours

STRAP & BUCKLE
Black smooth rubber strap
Stainless steel or 18K Gold 5N and black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp.

CLASSIC FUSION ORLINSKI PAVÉ / ALTERNATIVE PAVÉ

REFERENCE
Titanium Pavé: 550.NS.1800.RX.1604.ORL19
King Gold Pavé: 550.OS.1800.RX.1604.ORL19
Titanium Alternative Pavé: 550.NS.1800.RX.1804.ORL19
King Gold Alternative Pavé: 550.OS.1800.RX.1804.ORL19

CASE
Titanium Pavé and Alternative Pavé: Polished Titanium
King Gold Pavé and Alternative Pavé: Polished 18K King Gold
Pavé: Set with 210 Diamonds for ~1.0ct
Alternative Pavé: Set with 112 Diamonds for ~0.5ct
Diameter: 40mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM (50m)

BEZEL
Titanium Pavé and Alternative Pavé: Polished Titanium
King Gold Pavé and Alternative Pavé: Polished 18K King Gold
Set with 54 Diamonds for ~0.6ct

DIAL & HANDS
Polished faceted black dial
Polished faceted hands

MOVEMENT
HUB1100: Self-winding movement
Power reserve: 42 Hours

STRAP & BUCKLE
Black smooth rubber straps
Titanium Pavé and Alternative Pavé: stainless steel deployant buckle clasp
King Gold Pavé and Alternative Pavé: 18K Gold 5N and black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp

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