Hublot and Maxime Plescia-Buchi, the world-renowned tattoo artist, have embarked on a dazzling new artistic collaboration, presenting the brand’s “all-black” concept in black. A new masterpiece as profoundly striking as the “blackout tattoo”, the HUBLOT Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II is a bold and monochromatic expression of this talented graphic artist’s talent. The three-dimensional geometric structure of the watch is a perfect example of replica Hublot watches this. The black tones of the materials and the interplay of polished and satin finishes give the watch its sharp angles and refined shape, creating a three-dimensional relief effect that plays with light and shadow. Today, this iconic monochrome style exudes an indelible charm.
In 2006, when Hublot launched the first “all-black” watch and introduced the concept of the “invisible visible”, we dared to break with the boundaries of the watch’s basic chronograph function to create a timepiece that supported and affirmed a kind of “invisible visible”. A work of art of mental states. It is no coincidence that in Maxim’s work we also find a way of interpreting things that transcends their basic meaning. Today, the art of “dark storm tattooing” has developed into a highly sophisticated niche art form that represents the pinnacle of the art of tattooing. Both this style of tattoo and the timepieces inspired by it are innovative and transcend the limits of their basic meaning and use.” Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot
Maxime Placencia-Bucci incorporates exquisitely charming and playful tattoos into equally charming body art pieces. Since 2016, Maxime has been collaborating with Hublot to create works of art for the wrist, sculpting materials with the same confident certainty with which she paints on her skin, delicately contouring shapes that are as enchanting as architectural structures. A new interpretation of this collaboration, the Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II is entirely covered in the black shades favoured by Hublot and Maxim, giving it a sense of depth and distance.
“It seems paradoxical that when black is the only colour used in a tattoo, it can take on a form of expression that is rich in meaning but minimalist in its simplicity. The graceful contours drawn directly on the large black surface, combined with the simplicity and purity of the lines, add a bold and artistic touch to the “Dark Storm Tattoo”. Hublot’s “all black” concept has the same visual impact and creativity. This dark and contrasting hue is striking and enchanting. At the same time, it is bold, timeless and even irreversible, creating a visual effect of breathtaking depth. In my opinion, the fusion of the two represents the pinnacle of artistic expression.” Maxime Placencia-Bucci, founder of Sang Bleu Tattoo Studio and Hublot brand ambassador.
In 2006, when Hublot launched the “All Black” watch in all black, the avant-garde concept of the “invisible visible” was born and became a signature feature of the brand. Perhaps coincidentally, in the same year, Maxime Placencia Boucher made black ink a signature medium for her artistic expression. In keeping with his “dark storm tattoo” style, he usually draws abstract geometric shapes in all black directly on his skin. Today, these deep and symbolic black abstract geometries cover the body of the Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II All Black Tattoo. While the all-black palette requires an artist’s precision and skill, the monochromatic materials used in the new watch also require a great deal of refinement. On the 45 mm diameter case, made of black ceramic and black PVD-coated titanium, the master tattooist alternates hexagonal, lozenge and triangle shapes to record the passage of time between the bezel and the movement. The mechanical beauty of the Manufacture Unico HUB1240 self-winding chronograph movement is revealed through the openworked dial and transparent case back.
Despite its monochrome design, the watch does not compromise on its three-dimensional beauty. And the opposite is true: the angles and shapes of the finely polished and satin-finished materials are so refined that the light reflected directly off them reveals the depth of Maxim’s subtle polygonal design.
The Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II introduces an all-black palette of tattoos that exude an indelible timelessness.