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Hublot - Classic Fusion Tourbillon Sapphire Orlinski for Only Watch

Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Sapphire Orlinski for Only Watch

To renew its commitment to Only Watch, Hublot offers a unique piece dressed in the charity's colours, accompanied by a meet with Richard Orlinski at his art gallery in Paris.

Partner of Only Watch from the outset, Hublot has created a unique piece in the charity's colours to mark the 8th edition of the biennial auction. The sale of this work of art for the wrist will benefit research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Sculpted into the sapphire - one of the most difficult materials to machine – are the signature edges, bevels and facets of the artist Richard Orlinski. Overcoming this obstacle provides children affected by this degenerative neuromuscular disease with a message full with hope: you can go beyond your dreams, as long as you make every effort to achieve them.

Classic Fusion Tourbillon Sapphire Orlinski for Only Watch

Classic Fusion Tourbillon Sapphire Orlinski for Only Watch © Hublot

"We have been a partner of this esteemed event organised by Only Watch since 2005. Each edition provides us with the opportunity to be more inventive and creative in support of the fight against this rare disorder affecting children. The concept of a unique piece, reminiscent of an objet d'art, means it was only natural for us to partner with sculptor Richard Orlinski this year. We are delighted and extremely proud to contribute to advances in research," said Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot.

Classic Fusion Tourbillon Sapphire Orlinski for Only Watch

Case back view © Hublot

Hublot has redesigned the Classic Fusion Tourbillon Sapphire Orlinski and signed its sapphire as a "Unique piece". The white gold bezel, set with 54 baguette-cut topazes, echoes the facets of the 45 mm case. Entirely transparent, it reveals an openworked architecture - a second nod to the work of the French sculptor - showcasing the gears, tourbillon cage and power reserve. A stylised skeleton calibre merges into the transparent, rubber strap in the colours of Only Watch. It will be delivered in a sapphire gift box, supported by the "Wild Kong" by Richard Orlinski. The owner will have the opportunity to meet with Richard Orlinski at his art gallery in Paris, a place dedicated entirely to his work.

Classic Fusion Tourbillon Sapphire Orlinski for Only Watch

© Hublot

This timepiece will tour the world - Monaco, Dubai, Paris, London, New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei - before reaching Geneva for the auction hosted by Christie's, under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, at the rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues on Saturday 9 November 2019 at 2pm. All the proceeds will be donated to the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy to support medical and scientific research into neuromuscular diseases in general, focussing specifically on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Classic Fusion Tourbillon Sapphire Orlinski for Only Watch

Richard Orlinski © Hublot

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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, which is currently headed by Ricardo Guadalupe - its CEO since 2012, to develop particularly audacious timepieces – most of them with a highly-developed sporting aspect.

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