Chances are you will have seen Richard Orlinski’s brightly colored Pop Art-style multifaceted beasts – from his immense “Wild Kong” gorilla sculpture on the Croisette in Cannes and his crocodiles in the sunshine of the Miami Design District, to his 5-metre-tall bear on the snowy pistes of Courchevel. As one who appreciates exceptional expertise, the artist has designed a watch on the frontier of vintage and neo-futurist styles, just like his works inspired by the Pop Art movement. Pointing to the future, the hand of the watch becomes a symbolic metaphor for Richard Orlinski: as it never stops turning, it embodies infinity.
Orlinski and Hublot have brought back the Classic Fusion Orlinski just in time for the holidays. The faceted case and dial signature to his famous works are emphasized against a backdrop of white, transforming an elegant piece into a contemporary work of art. Pavé detailing highlight the facets adding depth and dimension while the rubber straps stay true to the brand’s principle in the Art of Fusion, combining the worlds of art and watchmaking, precious metals and rubber, contemporary art and luxury.
Richard Orlinski – “The fusion of our two universes – that of Hublot who takes precious materials to create exceptional products, and my own bright world of color inspired by Pop Art – came about quite spontaneously, almost naturally.”