It’s always exciting when you get a tattoo of your desired design. You’re taking a chance, making an irreversible decision to express yourself and to convey essential messages or symbols that represent a pivotal event in your life. Almost magical… But have you experienced the magic of inked time?
The same spirit is injected into the new Hublot x Sang Bleu II reiterations. Maxime Plescia-Buchi chose to ink two classic Hublot Art of Fusion materials – Magic Gold and ceramic – to commemorate their 7th year of collaboration. Two scratch-resistant materials with the permanent mark of the world-renowned tattoo artist. In three limited editions, 550 wrist tattoos are available.
Maxime Plescia-Buchi works with zeal and precision, leaving no space for error. His art is indelibly imprint on scratch-resistant materials patented by Hublot, such as Magic Gold, ceramic, and the skin. He makes use of three-dimensional geometry, as well as superb relief and depth effects. It’s all about accuracy!
The material is polish, satin-finish, slice, carve, bevel, and faceted in perfect visual harmony, with alternating and overlaying hexagons, rhombuses, and triangles. So, do you want a Magic Gold, Black Magic Ceramic, or Green Magic Ceramic tattoo?
An Artistic Collaboration
Hublot and Maxime Plescia-Buchi have been working together on art since 2016. Tattoo art is integrate into the watches. Hundreds of pieces with the permanent stamp of the gift “grapho-typo-tattoo” genius are inscribe on them. The tattoo/watchmaking cooperation reached its “full-body” expression in 2019 with the Sang Bleu II, which incorporated Maxime Plescia-geometric Buchi’s patterns across the entire case, the hexagonal bezel, the sapphire crystal, the hands, and the strap.
Big Bang Unico SANG BLEU II
Hublot used the toughest materials for the new trio, creating another show-stopper with scratch-resistant surfaces deeply carved in an irreversible style, precisely like a real tattoo. The master tattoo artist’s designs alternate and are placed on the case and bezel of a 45 mm diameter case made of Magic Gold or Ceramic, with the mechanism/disc-hands taking the form of a geometric tattoo that extends to the rubber strap.
The HUB1240 manufacturing self-winding Unico chronograph movement, viewable beneath a skeleton dial and a clear case back, is reveal by this geometry. The Magic Gold version is limit to 100 pieces, while the Black Magic in full black ceramic is limit to 250, and the Green Ceramic is limit to 200.
MAGIC GOLD – Scratch-resistant gold wasn’t a thing until Hublot came up with Magic Gold. It is the world’s first and only scratch-resistant 18-karat gold alloy, invented and patented by the watch manufacturer. It is famously difficult to machine, with a hardness of about 1000 Vickers. The CERAMIC is even more scratch-resistant: standard ceramic has a hardness of 1200 Vickers, whereas Hublot ceramic has a hardness of 1500 Vickers.
So it’s a choice between the enchantment of tattooed scratch-resistant gold and the extraordinary durability of ceramic… But one thing is certain: neither of them will be able to resist getting a Sang Bleu tattoo!
Magic Gold: INR 32,17,125 approximately
Black Magic: INR 20,88,309 approximately
Green Ceramic: INR 20,88,309 approximately