Constantly pushing new boundaries in terms of materials, fusion, and aesthetics, Hublot has been loving Art for more than 10 years, working closely with daring, unconventional artists and designers to envision watches from new creative angles.
One of the artists who worked closely with Hublot is Samuel Ross. The collaboration between Hublot and Ross began in 2020, in a three-year engineering process leading to an entirely new development, from case to crown to dial, strap, and bezel: the Big Bang Tourbillon SR_A by Samuel Ross.
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Just as with living materials, Ross’s creativity is constantly shaping, reshaping, and improving his own thoughts, building on his first watch design to turn the watch case into a grey monochrome outfit to be worn on one of the three rubber straps ranging from vivid green to black or white. A new iteration to which he has brought some subtle yet insightfully rethought details.
To assert its industrial look, Ross has opted to attire all the watch case components in shiny micro-blasted titanium, extending this to the clasp, which also features a rough laser engraving of the Hublot logo.
To enhance the overall grey monochrome look, the crown is overmolded in grey rubber, while the tourbillon bridge now appears in a neutral shade, enabling the watch to be easily paired with one of the three smooth full rubber straps in black, white, or the pop vibes of vivid green.
With the hexagonal honeycomb shape and its perfect six equal sides, Ross has chosen the dominant governing pattern in the natural world, recalling the functionality of a watch. Exactly like every single object he has designed, the watch is conceived as a durable, ergonomic, and incredibly lightweight object, in this case made to be worn on the wrist.
Transposing this sacred geometry of Nature into the watch, Ross envisioned titanium plates to be polished, brushed, hammered, and perforated in order to create a lean and imposing silhouette, inducing a sense of motion.
The Big Bang Tourbillon SR_A by Samuel Ross is driven by the accuracy and technical design of the 282-component Manufacture HUB6035 caliber, beating at 3 Hz during its 72-hour power reserve. Just as with the first release, this new iteration is produced in a 50-piece limited edition.