The Big Bang Sang Bleu II seems complex and elusive, yet its geometry is strikingly balanced and, for its creator Maxime Plescia-Büchi, it evokes a simplicity. With this new iteration, the tattoo artist reminds us that white is the starting point of all creations: a neutral basis that highlights the artist’s mastering of shape and form. It is here that he creates his geometry in three dimensions, between relief and depth, and where each detail is signed by a master stroke of the talented grapho-typo-tatoo-genius.
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Maxime Plescia-Büchi has a confident stroke, a perfect line, a vision composed of perspectives, in which every point seems to naturally converge towards the other to sketch out forms that are as hypnotic as they are architectural.
Behind all the angles, the facets and the lines of the Big Bang Sang Bleu II, the master tattooist has made incisions into and chiselled at the material, from the case to the hexagonal bezel, from the sapphire glass to the hands. The 45-mm diameter watch reveals the perfection and balance of forms, and recalls the gaze and the gesture of an aesthete.
While recognising the spirit of squaring the circle, which brought to life the first watch born from collaboration between Hublot and Sang Bleu, the Big Bang Sang Bleu II invites hexagons, rhombuses and triangles to play with the round form in three-dimensions. The addition of the chronograph function strengthens the watch’s original way of telling the time without altering its readability. The key to Maxime Pleschia-Büchi’s style is the balance and harmony of the lines that he draws on time just as he does on skin. The interplay of polished and satin-finished materials accentuates the monumental architecture of the piece, while the alternations in geometric forms, which adorn each of the watch’s spaces, tell the time all the way to its mechanism. The Unico manufacture HUB1240 automatic chronograph movement is revealed by a skeleton dial and an open back. The stopwatch seconds leap onto the rectilinear hand while the stopwatch minutes finish their race on one of the dial’s two discs. Its pulsations beat at the rhythm of 28,800 vibrations per hour for 72 hours. In terms of material, it is again made from titanium and King Gold, with some models set with diamonds, and is accompanied by a white rubber strap with black rolled-edges fitted with the patented One Click system.
The new Big Bang Sang Bleu II is the watchmaking twin of tattooing: with timeless precision, it is the result of a fusion between materials and the geometric mastery of the Sang Bleu founder.
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