by Hours and Minutes Australia

The modern-day woman is someone who always deviates from the conventional, making strong choices in every stage of her life. Hublot and world renowned storytelling artist, Marc Ferrero pay homage to the 21st century woman, with two very special and verrryyyy… ‘OUT THERE’ limited edition timepieces. Introducing the HUBLOT BIG BANG ONE CLICK MARC FERRERO. With the ‘Art of fusion’ dogma dictating their practices, Hublot’s timepieces have come to symbolise a unique, inimitable creative impulse. This collaboration marks an exploratory approach to art and watchmaking.

The dial tells the story of this heroine of modern times with ‘Lipstick’, an iconic work by Marc Ferrero. Enigmatic behind her dark glasses, she remains majestic in the face of the unexpected and affirms her femininity, armed with her lipstick. Spinels in shades of red, topazes for the turquoise version, and forty-two fine stones decorate the bezel of the new 39-mm case, which is adjusted to her feminine wrists. With one touch of its “One Click” patented fastening system, the leather strap makes way for a version in alligator and rubber, a touch of sophistication appropriate for the moment. Available in red and turquoise, the special series will be available in 50 copies of each tone.

When I am asked ‘What innovative and modern idea develops your painting?’ Without hesitation, I answer fusion… Using different graphic styles (cubism, impressionism, surrealism, figurative, etc.) on the same plane or over my works—just like a film director uses special effects to tell a story—will always represent an extremely exciting challenge for me.” says, Marc Ferrero

Watchmaking and painting in movement: fusion

Hublot and Marc Ferrero cultivate the art of exploration in their respective fields, with fusion as the guiding principle. For the watchmaking house, it is the unexpected blend of rare and innovative materials and for the artist and friend of the brand, it is the combination of different graphic styles on the same plane. It was therefore natural for their innovative spirits to find a shared expression, with watchmaking as a vehicle for art. A story of timeless adventures is embodied by the Big Bang One Click Marc Ferrero timepiece.


Technical Specifications:

References: 465.SX.1190.VR.1207.LIP19 (turquoise) – Limited to 50 pieces, 465.SX.1130.VR.1213.LIP19 (red) – Limited to 50 pieces, Diameter: 39 mm, Thickness: 12.55mm, Water Resistance: 10 ATM (100m), Case: Satin-finished and polished stainless steel, Bezel: Polished stainless steel, set with 42 blue topazes or 42 red spinel, Bezel Lug: Turquoise composite resin / Red composite resin, Lateral inserts: Turquoise composite resin / Red composite resin, Screws « H »: Polished titanium, Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment whit logo Hublot printed inside, Crown: Stainless steel, Case back: Satin-finished stainless steel engraved “LIMITED EDITION” + “XX/50”, Case back Glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment, Dial: Black lacquered dial with multicolor printed designed by “Marc Ferrero” , Hands: Polished rhodium plated hands, Movement: Caliber Hublot HUB1710, Self-winding movement, No of Components: 166 (27 jewels), Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h), Power reserve: ~ 50 Hours, Strap: Cut turquoise calf leather decor designed by “Marc Ferrero” and Turquoise rubber, Cut red calf leather decor designed by “Marc Ferrero” and red rubber, 2nd Strap: Turquoise alligator straps with turquoise stitching and turquoise rubber, Red alligator straps with red stitching and red rubber, Buckle: Stainless steel deployant buckle clasp

Marc Ferrero

You don’t position yourself at the head of a new pictorial trend without a great knowledge of painting and the major developments that have marked its history. Marc Ferrero is one of the few contemporary painters who make it possible to claim that painting can still explore new avenues and continue, thanks to the power of the imagination, last century’s graphical adventure, which was the richest in terms of pictorial research. Marc Ferrero’s body of work, associated with the Storytelling Art movement never ceases to intrigue because it possesses characteristics that are found nowhere else: fictional stories that take us around the world and refer to all kinds of cultures and invented characters, like real mirrors of the collective aspirations of our times. A forgotten mix of all sorts of graphic styles on the same plane, which modifies the notions of space-time of the pictorial field. An interplay between narrative breakdowns and variations of planes that allow each Work to be the pretext for an extraordinary adventure.

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