Japanese artist and frequent fashion collaborator Takashi Murakami has finally stepped into the realm of fine watchmaking with a creative partnership with Hublot. His iconic motif of the flower with a smiley face in the middle now appears on a Classic Fusion watch dial.
Unlike the vibrant and colourful flower that we have come to know, the smiling flower in this watch exudes a luxurious sheen in black diamonds. There is a total of 456 brilliant cut diamonds for the petals and 107 for the face. While the face is fixed to the sapphire glass, the petals are mobile, thanks to a ball-bearing system created by the Hublot engineers. The twirling petals lend a whimsical touch to the monochromatic watch with a black ceramic case and rubber strap. The watch is powered by an automatic movement.