Swiss watchmaker Hublot Watches Lebanon Replica are observing their continuing “HUBLOT LOVES ART” effort by partnering with street artists Hush and Tristan Eaton. Tristan Eaton’s collaboration piece is therefore “Fortune,” in the form of the Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Chronograph East Coast Bronze.Street artist Hush is representing America’s West Coast with his timepiece, in particular Hollywood and its affiliation with fame. Though Hush is in fact based in London, he is known for his work with frescoes during Los Angeles, including regions of West Hollywood, Melrose, and Santa Monica. The bronze instance is meant to signify the iconic Charging Bull sculpture on the green of Lower Manhattan. That is Eaton’s second collaboration piece with Hublot, having previously designed the timeless Fusion Aerofusion Concrete Jungle watch for its brand in 2016.
Hublot has just announced its collaboration with Shawn Carter, better known as Jay-Z, to create two watches for the Shawn Carter Collection.
The result of the partnership between the entertainment entrepreneur and Hublot are the Shawn Carter by Hublot timepieces. Simple and almost formal, both use the same 45 mm Classic Fusion case. Though large, the Jay-Z watches have the simplistic but slim and skeletonised 2.9 mm Classico hand-wind movement inside. Resembling a cross between a Maltese cross and a maple leaf, the Shawn Carter Collection logo, is open-worked, forming the only decoration on the dial.
Unusually, besides the usual black ceramic, the Shawn Carter by Hublot is also available in 3N yellow gold, a striking departure from fashionable rose gold. In fact, this is the first time Hublot is using this alloy in a watch and if Hublot is on to it, yellow gold is surely back in vogue. Priced at US$17,900, the black ceramic watch is limited to 250 pieces. And the yellow gold is limited to 100 with a price of US$33,900.
These watches will be available at Barneys New York, as part of Jay-Z’s winter holiday collaboration with the store, as well as Hublot boutiques. A quarter of all sales from the Barneys project will go to Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, which caters to less fortunate post-secondary students. – SJX