Swiss watchmaking manufacture Hublot unveiled a second collaboration with the American artist Shepard Fairey. The Classic Fusion Chronograph Shepard Fairey timepiece expresses the natural cycles of life and the unity between different cultures.
Shepard Fairey – also known by his pseudonym Obey – is a painter, graphic designer, DJ, illustrator, street artist, skateboarder, and founder of the OBEY Clothing company. His works include the famous “Obama Hope” poster, an iconic image from Barak Obama’s electoral campaign in 2008, as well as the piece entitled “Liberté, égalité, fraternité” which he created as a symbol of hope for France after the 2015 terrorist attacks. His works are exhibited in the world’s most prestigious museums such as the Smithsonian in Washington, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the MoMa in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, to name but a few. He has been a Hublot ambassador since 2018.
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Shepard Fairey brings to life a piece symbolizing a mandala, an ornamental symbol whose origins can be traced back simultaneously to several cultures across the planet. The mandala represents harmony, the cycle of life, and the elements, as well as the precious nature of time in the mind. The pattern is brushed and engraved into the titanium, the material used to create the bezel and the 45-mm diameter case. The dial has been finely cut to reveal the self-winding chronograph movement, a caliber HUB1155 offering a power reserve of 42 hours. In the center, the hands display Fairey’s signature “Star Gear” mark. Fitted on a lined black rubber strap, the black stainless steel deployant buckle is also brushed.
The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Shepard Fairey watch is available as a limited edition in the Hublot e-shop and boutiques. Hublot and Shepard Fairey have agreed that this timepiece will help to raise funds for Amnesty International, an NGO formed of over 10 million people in 150 countries, which fights to put an end to human rights violations, in accordance with the theme of global harmony represented by the design engraved on the watch.