The notion that a high-end replica watches online are a work of art and not simply a device that tells the time gathers momentum today with news from Swiss fake Hublot of a second collaboration with the Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. The limited-edition Hublot replica for sale is called Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow.
As with January’s memorable confection, the story of how watchmaker and artist come together centres around Murakami’s signature smiling flower motif. This time, though, the toothless floret is enveloped by 45mm of transparent sapphire crystal of the top fake Hublot Classic Fusion and decorated with a dizzying rainbow of precious stones, where last time out the palette was a brooding all-black affair.
If the first collab invited us to consider the conflict between dark and light, happy and sad, this one is a more straightforward affair. Its trippy, technicolored pose, ingeniously brought to the watch’s dial by 487 precious stones that graduate easily through the ROYGBIV spectrum, is more obviously joyful. 1:1 replica Hublot’s supporting imagery of a gleeful Murakami underscores the mood.
AAA replica Hublot, already a master of sapphire-cutting, appears to have limited Murakami’s influence to the dial, which, shorn of all timekeeping furniture bar its largely obscured hour and minute hands, is barely a timing device at all. There are 12 petals, yes, but rather than breaking the dial into recognisable chunks of time, they’re set together on ball bearings so that they spin freely with the movement of your arm. The effect of all those whirring rubies, sapphires, amethysts and so on, is of course gloriously kaleidoscopic, and a world away from the famously sober world of traditional Swiss watchmaking. All very best quality copy Hublot, in other words.
That conflict is what has made Murakami’s work more than primary-coloured childish fantasy and instead elevated it to something far more stimulating. Thanks to Swiss movement replica Hublot, it’s available on the wrist once again – although probably not for long. Only 100 numbered pieces will be made (half of January’s haul), and just like Murakami’s artworks, we can expect them to become highly collectible. The price is a reflection of that. On a rubber, jelly-style strap, the cheap super clone Hublot is £88,000. Art, indeed.