Hublot Classic Fusion Richard Orlinski Private Collection 1/3
Classic Fusion Richard Orlinski Private Collection One of Three is a limited production only made for Richard Orlinski privately.
“The fusion of our two universes – that of Hublot who takes precious materials to create exceptional products, and my own bright world of colour inspired by Pop Art – came about quite spontaneously, almost naturally.”
Chances are you will have seen Richard Orlinski’s brightly coloured Pop Art-style multifaceted beasts somewhere before. From his immense "Wild Kong" gorilla sculpture on the Croisette in Cannes and his crocodiles in the sunshine of the Miami Design District, to his 5-metre-tall bear on the snowy pistes of Courchevel. As one who appreciates exceptional expertise, the artist has designed a watch on the frontier of vintage and neo-futurist styles, just like his works inspired by the Pop Art movement. Pointing to the future, the hand of the watch becomes a symbolic metaphor for Richard Orlinski: as it never stops turning, it embodies infinity.
Limited edition: 1/3
Case: Polished 18K King Gold, 40 mm
Bezel: Polished 18K King Gold 6 H-shaped Titanium Screws
Movement: HUB 1100, 25 jewels, 28,800 vph (4 Hz), 63 parts, 42-hour power reserve, bi-directional rotor, hours, minutes and central seconds.
Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-reflective Treatment
Dial: Polished Faceted Black (Orlinski special)
Case back: Polished 18K King Gold with sapphire crystal opening
Strap: Black smooth rubber
Clasp: 18K 5N Gold and Black-plated Stainless Steel Deployant Buckle Clasp
Water resistance: 5 ATM/50 m
About Richard Orlinski
Back in 2004, soaked in pop culture, Richard Orlinski decided to devote himself to art. He soon created a colourful pop universe and his animal world went around the globe. His often spectacularly huge animals are proud and defiant yet also symbolise kindness and freedom. In 2015 he became the biggest selling contemporary French artist in the world.
It all began with a crocodile in red resin that the sculptor decided to exhibit in Deauville during the American Film Festival. The French artist is fuelled by the drive to make art for everyone and he takes the genre to unexpected places. Exhibiting in unusual places and the great outdoors soon became his signature. From the Courchevel peaks to TV sets, Richard Orlinski has redefined contemporary art codes.
Thought is the first stage involved in creating a sculpture. It’s the longest part as the artist sets himself no limits and total demand. For his first sculpture, Crocodile, Richard Orlinski spent months working on his piece’s proportions before achieving what he likes to call the «perfect croco».
With five production studios in France and over two hundred employees, craftsmanship goes into every stage of making a piece. Richard Orlinski has a fondness for contemporary materials such as resin and aluminium but also likes to work with materials such as bronze, stone and stainless steel. The sculptor dabbles with colour, constantly innovates, plays with materials, transparency and light. Nothing can stop him when it comes to creation!
The artist is represented by over 90 galleries in France and abroad but Richard Orlinski decided to open the 1st space devoted entirely to his art in Paris in 2017: a 150m2 gallery at 68 rue du Faubourg St Honoré in the 8th arrondissement.