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Renowned artist Takashi Murakami joins forces with Hublot once again, introducing the MP-15 watch adorned with his signature floral motif, crafted entirely from sapphire. This collaboration marks a vibrant departure from conventional timepieces, as evidenced by the introduction of the jeweled MP-15 and the ceramic-finished series. Hublot’s MP-15 Takashi Murakami Tourbillon Sapphire challenges traditional design by seamlessly integrating the case, movement, and dial.
FLYING CENTRAL TOURBILLON AS KINETIC ART
Hublot’s MP-15 Takashi Murakami features watch hands positioned peripherally, allowing the central flying tourbillon to take center stage. This kinetic sculpture mesmerizes as it spins, moves, and seemingly hovers, resembling a precisely timed piece of art. The central flying tourbillon boasts an impressive 150-hour power reserve, ensuring the kinetic sculpture remains in motion for nearly a full week.
Hublot provides a dedicated stylus for the MP-15 Takashi Murakami Tourbillon Sapphire, allowing wearers to wind up the two barrels responsible for the central flying tourbillon. This stylus is rechargeable via USB. The tourbillon, a focal point of the timepiece, showcases its mechanism with the added charm of eyes and a smile, courtesy of Takashi Murakami.
LIMITED EDITION ARTISTRY
Limited to just 50 pieces, Hublot’s MP-15 Takashi Murakami features the artist’s iconic flower, meticulously crafted from sapphire. Transparency takes center stage in the timepiece design, with a sapphire case, sapphire case-back, sapphire crown, and translucent flange and strap complementing the sapphire petals.
When sunlight graces the watch, it illuminates the mechanism and watch parts of the MP-15 Takashi Murakami Tourbillon Sapphire. Reading the time is an unconventional experience, with only the tips of the two watch hands indicating hours and minutes, positioned in the periphery beneath the tourbillon cage.
The central space shared by the tourbillon and hands undergoes meticulous construction, involving changes to key parts like the cannon pinion and hour wheel. Hublot’s tourbillon lacks an upper bridge, presenting skeletonized components that appear to float in space, enhancing visibility.
Technical finesse meets practicality, with regular time markers and hands designed for easy reading. Twelve white markers on the outer edge indicate time, while black hands with white accents ensure visibility day and night. Priced at 330,000 EUR, each Hublot’s MP-15 Takashi Murakami Tourbillon Sapphire is a fusion of artistry, innovation, and horological mastery.
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