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Hublot When watchmaking meets gastronomy...

Hublot celebrated the Art of Fusion with an exhibition and a gourmet dinner cooked by the three-star chef Andreas Caminada in the Schauenstein Castle.

For Hublot, this year’s theme is the Art of Fusion. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of the watchmaking brand, therefore decided to celebrate this philosophy on Friday 1st December 2017, at Andreas Caminada’s restaurant in the sumptuous Schauenstein Castle.

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Ricardo Guadalupe and Andreas Caminada © Hublot

The Castle is located in the village of Fürstenau, the smallest village in the world, in Switzerland’s Grisons canton. A place that gives the impression that time is standing still. It radiates the ‘Swissness Attitude’ that is held dear by the watchmaker. Guests here understand who the triple Michelin-starred chef Andreas Caminada really is. Indeed, his castle in Fürstenau reveals a great deal about his philosophy of life. This is a building that retains all the advantages of its history and comes to life in the form of a simple, modern and contemporary interior. A little like his dishes—finely tuned like the dial of a watch—in which each of his ingredients has a specific function and fits meticulously together with all the others. His unique cuisine offers authenticity and innovation at the same time. Andreas Caminada follows his instinct and plays with textures as well as the senses, without ever changing the initial taste of the ingredients he uses. He preserves the original spirit of his profession while demonstrating limitless creativity in his dishes!

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Andreas Caminada at work © Hublot

This is how Andreas Caminada offered guests a unique gustative performance. Each dish was inspired by Hublot’s Art of Fusion. An explosion of colours, featuring contrasts of sweet & sour flavours, crunchy and soft textures, and even hot and cold temperatures.

To accompany these delicate dishes, a mixologist offered cocktails that also found their inspiration in the Art of Fusion. After the dinner, the guests took part in a “Kitchen Party” with DJ Teddy-O on the turntables. As a souvenir and so as to immortalise this moment, the guests were able to pose in the photo booth created for the occasion, wearing one of Hublot’s latest creations on their wrist.

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Ricardo Guadalupe and DJ Teddy-O © Hublot

The Art of Fusion exhibition was installed in the Schauenstein Castle, highlighting Hublot innovations such as Magic Gold or the All Black concept. Pieces from the Big Bang Unico Sapphire, Big Bang Ferrari and Techframe collection as well as the Classic Fusion Italia Independent also accompanied this sparkling and exclusive exhibition.

Talent, spirit, determination and passion are what distinguish the best from the good. It is this quest for perfection that brings together Hublot and its friends. Andreas Caminada was wearing jeans, trainers and a black chef’s jacket when he met Ricardo Guadalupe in Fürstenau. An exceptional talent whose global culinary art ensures enthusiasm. A lord of the manor who transforms regional produce, grows some of it, and pursues his culinary talents with absolute watchmaking precision.

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Ricardo Guadalupe and Andreas Caminada © Hublot

Andreas Caminada entered the fold of the Hublot family last March. In fact, Ricardo Guadalupe, an epicurean at heart, particularly appreciative of delicate and refined things, was charmed both by Chef Andreas Caminada himself and by his simultaneously simple and exquisite cuisine. Indeed, he has a penchant for simple and natural things. At the age of 33, he had 3 Michelin stars. He has since made a name for himself on the international scene thanks to his 19 Gault & Millau points. He combines virtuosity with audacity, innovation and tradition. In addition to which, he creates a relaxed atmosphere, meaning that a meal at his table is like a family meal.

The brand

From the outset, Hublot has embodied design and innovation that differ markedly from the established watchmaking order. With the impetus provided by Jean-Claude Biver, by 2004 these values had already become the basis of a new DNA, leading the brand to develop particularly audacious timepieces – most of them with a highly-developed sporting aspect.

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