Hublot Fame vs. Fortune limited-edition art timepiece concept


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In celebration of its ongoing “Hublot loves art” campaign, the Swiss watchmaker has joined forces with renowned street artists Hush and Tristan Eaton and created the Fame vs. Fortune – a unique concept featuring two 50-piece limited edition watches: the Classic Fusion 45mm Chronograph “East Coast Bronze” and the Spirit of Big Bang “West Coast Ceramic Black and White”. Designed by Tristan Eaton and Hush respectively, the latest Hublot watches demonstrate different sensibilities of the East and West coast. Eaton represents Fortune associated with New York City’s Financial District, while Hush represents Fame symbolizing the glamour of the Hollywood film industry.

Born in Hollywood, California, Tristan Eaton moved to New York when he was 20 years old. His large-scale mural work can be found in over 16 countries. For the Classic Fusion 45mm Chronograph “East Coast Bronze”, he wanted to incorporate bronze to symbolize the iconic Charging Bull – a bronze sculpture that stands in the heart of New York’s financial district and represents a symbol of symbol of financial success and the strength and power of the American people. The sapphire caseback of the watch features a mixture of motifs that depict a Wall Street theme, including the money sign, an image of a bull, and Wall Street sign.

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The image Tristan Eaton created depicts a Wall Street theme

 

The Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Chronograph “East Coast Bronze” (ref. 521.BZ.6680.VR.EWC17) has a round 45mm brushed bronze case. The watch features a gradient matte brown dial displaying hours, minutes, central chronograph seconds, small seconds at 3, 30-minute counter at 9, and date at 6 o’clock. Inside the watch we have the caliber HUB1143. This in-house automatic movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. The watch is available with two straps: black rubber and brown calf leather, and black rubber and brown alligator leather. Each strap is embossed with brown stitching.

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The watch’s bronze theme is a nod to New York’s iconic Charging Bull statue

 

UK-born street artist Hush paints for exhibition and site work in North America, Europe and Australia. Some of his most iconic frescoes can be found in LA, throughout the city’s shopping district on Melrose, posh streets in West Hollywood, art district, and Santa Monica. For the Spirit of Big Bang “West Coast Ceramic Black and White”, the artist created a black-and-white woman’s portrait. Splashed across the case back in a multi-colored collage of mixed media, the image represents fame, individuality and strength of an iconic personality. Through this strong posing image of a woman’s portrait, Hush celebrates Hollywood icons.

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With this image Hush celebrates Hollywood icons

 

Housed in a 42mm black ceramic tonneau case, the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang “West Coast Ceramic Black and White” (ref. 641.CI.0112.VR.EWC17) features a white ceramic bezel. Underneath the front sapphire glass lies a matte black skeletonized dial with hours, minutes, small seconds at 9, central chronograph seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour counter at 3 and 6 respectively, and date window between 4 and 5 o’clock. Powered by the caliber HUB4700, the timepiece is presented on a black rubber and multicolor calf leather strap with white stitching. The watch is also available with a black rubber and white alligator strap with white stitching.

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Unlike the more classic East Coast model, the West Coast one features an attractive tonneau case and skeletonized dial

 

 

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