CLASSIC FUSION TOURBILLON ORLINSKI Watchmaking art and sculpture: a fusional duo

CLASSIC FUSION TOURBILLON ORLINSKI Watchmaking art and sculpture: a fusional duo

Produced with the visual artist Richard Orlinski, the new Classic Fusion Tourbillon carves out a creation that is as sculptural as it is free, with a wide bevelled case that unveils structured mechanics. In sapphire, King Gold or ceramic, this three-dimensional watch displays modernity in all of its facets.



Hublot’s creative partner since 2017, the contemporary sculptor Richard Orlinski blends his graphic universe and faceted style with the House’s watchmaking and technological expertise. Both Hublot and Orlinski share the same inventiveness, fascination with colours and matters, and interplay of transparency and light, which they bring to life in astonishing technical and aesthetic challenges. Several watches of remarkable design have already been created by this technical-artistic fusion. Through the alchemy of facets, edges and disruptive materials, evolves a work of art that is ready to wear. The new Classic Fusion Tourbillon 5-Day Power Reserve Orlinski, produced in three series limited to 30 pieces each, assumes a sculptural dimension, with the famous Hublot tourbillon movement entirely redesigned and its bevelled lines. A work of art for the wrist, inspired by the French artist’s bestiary in faceted resin or hollowed-out metal.


This renewed collaboration is a fusion of two arts—watchmaking and sculpture—via two techniques held dear by Orlinski: his animal icons, which are faceted (T-Rex, Wild Kong, or Panther) or open-work (Kong, tiger or “lace” bear), from the Born Wild© concept. Through his art, the violence of nature is transformed into a positive expression of hypnotic beauty. The 45-mm diameter case of the new Classic Fusion Tourbillon 5-Day Power Reserve Orlinski presents facets cut out of sapphire, King Gold or black ceramic and unveils ultra-modern open-work architecture. With its wide mechanism apertures highlighting its gears and tourbillon cage, sleek matte bars with inward-pointing angles, and a power reserve displayed on a ring over which a hand hovers, this skeleton calibre breaks with tradition. In addition to its stylised skeletonising, the manufacture manual-winding movement is distinguishable thanks to its long five-day power reserve, indicated on the dial side, and its sculptural tourbillon making one revolution per minute. On a transparent or black rubber strap, fitted with a deployant buckle clasp matching the case, this trio creates a composition of contemporary art.





“Hublot? It’s a different way to get ahead,” say the connoisseurs of this unique Swiss watchmaker, where each instant flows rapidly into the next. It began with a dream and was developed by Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot, with Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO, who have made Hublot a veritable success story with the Big Bang, Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang and    Manufacture Pieces, all emblematic of a constantly evolving tradition. From great watchmaking complications, to the research and fabrication of new materials, to global partnerships such as the FIFA World Cup™ and Ferrari, Hublot represents “the Art of Fusion” between watchmaking culture and cutting-edge technological progress, between the past and the future. Commercially, Hublot has more than 90 exclusive boutiques at the most prestigious addresses (Geneva, Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Paris, London, Berlin, Moscow, New York, Miami, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Ginza, Frankfurt, Zermatt, etc.). To find out more about Hublot, visit




You will inevitably have come across his pop-coloured faceted bestiary somewhere. It is impossible to miss the unique pieces of Richard Orlinski, from the Wild Kong gorillas on the Croisette in Cannes to the crocodiles in the sun in the Miami Design District and the 5-metre-tall bear on the snow-covered slopes of Courchevel.



In 2004, Richard Orlinski decided to devote himself entirely to art. Imbued with pop-culture, the artist created a colourful world inspired by the wildest animals and by the iconic objects that have left a mark on their generation. Driven by a desire to democratise art by making it accessible to as many people as possible, Richard Orlinski is an enthusiast who has been able to overcome many obstacles, to push his limits and to constantly reinvent himself. His drive to popularise art also takes the form of a desire to provoke immediate emotion, among children and adults alike. Far-removed from the diktats of
the contemporary art world, the artist’s works shout out for him! The sculptor, who loves art in all its forms, blasts away preconceived ideas and is not afraid to knock down the walls between forms of artistic expression. Driven by a global and universal vision, he enjoys exploring different fields: sculpture, design, music, live performance…


Represented by over 90 galleries in France and abroad, Richard Orlinski has been the bestselling contemporary French artist in the world since 2015, (Source: Art Price).





References: 505.JX.6910.RT.ORL19 (Sapphire) – Limited to 30 pieces
505.OX.1180.RX.ORL19 (King Gold) – Limited to 30 pieces
505.CI.1170.RX.ORL19 (Black Magic) – Limited to 30 pieces

Diameter: 45 mm

Thickness: 12 mm

Water Resistance: 3 ATM (30m)

Case: Polished Sapphire crystal or polished 18K King Gold or microblasted black

Bezel: Polished Sapphire crystal or polished 18K King Gold or microblasted black
ceramic with 6 H-shaped Titanium screws
Faceted design  by Richard Orlinski

Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment

Case back: Polished Sapphire crystal or polished 18K King Gold and Sapphire crystal or
microblasted black ceramic and Sapphire crystal

Dial: Matte anthracite grey or matte gold or matte black color Skeleton

Hands and Indexes: Polished faceted (Sapphire and Black Magic) or polished faceted gold-plated
(King Gold)

Movement: HUB6021 Manufacture manual-winding skeleton tourbillon movement with
power reserve indicator
N° of Components: 183 (25 rubies)

Frequency: 3 Hz (21’600 A/h)

Power Reserve: Approx. 115 hours

Strap: Transparent smooth (Sapphire) or black smooth (King Gold and Black Magic)
rubber straps

Buckle: Titanium (Sapphire) or 18K Gold 5N and black-plated stainless steel (King
Gold) or black ceramic and black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp
(Black Magic)