Arabic calligraphy stands as an art form that embodies both visual beauty and cultural significance, intertwining the elegance of script with the depth of centuries-old tradition. Now the graceful curves, fluid lines and intricate designs evoke a new sense of wonder as they get traced on the Hublot Classic Fusion Black Magic Dubai Watch Week timepieces. The watches launched at Dubai Watch Week 2023 by Hublot and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons proudly adorn the Dubai-based calligrapher Wissam Shawkat’s work.
A stealth black backdrop serves as a perfect canvas of artistic expression as the vivid calligraphic curves trace a unique pattern on the dials of the Classic Fusion Black Magic Dubai Watch Week pieces. The steel black cases house the dials on which Wissam Showkat artistically inscribes the words “Al Zaman” and “Al Waqt” – both words meaning time in Arabic.
The award-winning calligraphy artist and designer Wissam Shawkat expresses, “It is an honor to be collaborating with Hublot and to get the opportunity to showcase my take on Arabian heritage infused into luxury watchmaking. Inspired by my deeply rooted appreciation for our language and culture, it is a joyous experience to draw inspiration from various words & phrases and to design two exquisite timepieces.”
An Enduring Symbol of Beauty
The 42 mm case is set with a black ceramic bezel and for the 36 mm case timepiece, crafts are further elevated as it gets an adoration of 36 black brilliant-cut diamonds set on the polished black anodized aluminum bezel.
The Classic Fusion Black Magic Dubai Watch Week timepieces are powered by the HUB1110 self-winding movement autonomous for 42 hours. The watches come paired with alligator straps with black steel deployant buckles. The watches will be limited to 50 pieces each.