HUBLOT KICKS OFF SERIES OF MIAMI ART BASEL CELEBRATIONS WITH STREET ARTIST AND MURALIST, TRISTAN EATON
Hublot kicked off its week of Hublot Loves Art celebrations in Miami with a cocktail reception at the Hublot Bal Harbour Boutique honoring its latest partner in the art world, Tristan Eaton, where the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Special Edition Concrete Jungle timepiece was presented in Miami for the first time.
Hublot’s collaboration timepiece with Tristan Eaton was first introduced earlier this month in New York City, titled “Concrete Jungle;” the brand’s first watch made with real elements of concrete. Here in Miami, media and friends of the brand had the opportunity to view the piece and the new works from Tristan, Mystic Mystic (2016) and Kiss My Assassin (2016), as well as meet the artist and Hublot of America Managing Director Jean-François Sberro. While in Miami, Tristan is also painting a large scale mural for the Miami Dolphins’ newly remodeled Hard Rock Stadium, further solidifying his commitment to the city.
The Classic Fusion Aerofusion Concrete Jungle features a skeletonized dial in an urbane tone on tone design. The artist’s logo is integrated at 3 o’clock and features a chronograph to track precious time in the city. The watch’s case back features Eaton’s signature collage technique that creates a colorful motif of the Statue of Liberty, named Liberty (2016). The subject was first explored in Eaton’s original piece, Liberty, painted in September of 2012 at the corner of Mulberry Street and Canal Street in New York City’s Little Italy neighborhood. Liberty serves as a perfect example of how Eaton’s works incorporate the “Art of Fusion,” an important aspect to Hublot’s brand identity.
Jean-François Sberro, Managing Director, Hublot of America, commented, “We are excited to reveal our Concrete Jungle timepiece here in Miami. While this watch pays tribute to New York City, we felt excited to show off our latest collaboration to Miami’s talented art and design community as we are confident that local residents will be just as inspired by its beauty. Most importantly, this watch showcases yet another ‘first, different, and unique’ element for Hublot – our first ever timepiece created with real concrete.”
Tristan Eaton, street artist and muralist, shared, “When I left New York, one of the things I left behind was this five story mural of the Statue of Liberty at Canal Street and Mulberry, which I wanted to paint because I was so scared of New York forgetting I was ever there. When Jean-Francois got to know me, he knew this was very symbolic so he asked me to recreate the Statue of Liberty in an exclusive way for Hublot. This is definitely the craziest collaboration I’ve ever done. The watch is a love letter to the city that made me who I am. It’s really an honor to have my art elevated to the quality of the craftsmanship that you see here on this watch. For Hublot to say my art was worthy of this is a big deal.”
The “Concrete Jungle” Classic Fusion Aerofusion timepiece is limited to 50 pieces, available for purchase at Hublot boutiques for $19,500.
Hublot; meaning, “A different way to progress,” say those who know this unique Swiss luxury watch company, where each and every moment moves forward to create the future at breathtaking speed. A dream initiated and developed by Hublot’s Chairman Jean-Claude Biver with CEO Ricardo Guadalupe when they took control of the brand in 2004. These two men are responsible for turning the Hublot brand into a genuine success story in which the Big Bang, Classic Fusion, and MP Masterpiece Collection represent the symbols of a constantly evolving tradition. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of ALL BLACK, a concept created by Hublot to create a watch with blackened hands, indexes, dial and date, rendering a timepiece not explicitly about telling time.
From in-house watch complications, including award-winning minute repeaters and tourbillons, to revolutionary materials such as patented and scratch resistant Magic Gold, colored Texalium carbon fiber, and transparent sapphire cases to world class collaborations such as Ferrari, FIFA™ World Cup, and Italia Independent, Hublot characterizes itself through the “Art of Fusion” philosophy, bringing tradition into the future.
ABOUT TRISTAN EATON
Tristan Eaton is one of the most prominent Street Artists / Muralists working today. Eaton’s distinct, large scale murals feature a meticulous, visual collage of pop imagery mixed with his unmistakable personal style, all executed with freehand spray paint on a colossal scale. After a diverse career in the arts spanning 20 years, Eaton is currently a full-time studio painter and large-scale muralist. Eaton is regularly commissioned by a variety of collectors and collaborators such as Barack Obama, Nike, Donatella Versace, Google and Disney. Eaton’s work can be found in over 30 cities across the globe including Paris, Shanghai, London and New York as well as in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). www.tristaneaton.com
ABOUT THE CLASSIC FUSION AEROFUSION CHRONOGRAPH CONCRETE JUNGLE
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.40 mm
Water Resistant: 5 ATM (50m)
Case: Microblasted black ceramic
Bezel: Concrete and epoxy resin
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Screws « H »: Black PVD Polished titanium
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Crown: Microblasted black ceramic with HUBLOT logo
Pushers: Microblasted black ceramic
Case back: Microblasted black ceramic engraved « SPECIAL EDITION » image + « N°XX/50
Case back Glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment + logo « NYC16 »
Dial: Sapphire dial with NYC logo printed at 3’00; Microblasted rhodium-plated appliques
Hands: Microblasted rhodium-plated hands
Movement: Caliber Hublot HUB1155
Type: Self-winding skeleton chronograph
Dimensions: Dia. 30 mm (131/4’’’); Thickness 7.10 mm
Date: Window at 6 o’clock
No of Components: 207
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours
Strap 1: Black rubber and black synthetic textile with black stitching
Strap 2: Black rubber and grey calf with grey stitching
Buckle: Microblasted ceramic and black PVD Stainless steel deployant buckle clasp