Hublot - Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II All Black

As part of this new collaboration between Hublot and Maxime Plescia-Büchi, Hublot's "All Black" concept has been engraved with black ink, like a blackout tattoo (a tattoo that generally covers entire areas of the body with only black ink). Bold and monochrome, the Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II All Black displays all the three-dimensional geometry created by the tattoo artist's brilliant graphic talent. The material, injected in black, glossy and satin-finished, rich in angles and facets, reveals an interplay of light and shadow in the relief pattern. "In 2006, when we created the first All Black watch together with the concept of "invisible visibility", we went far beyond its primary function, that of timing time, turning the spotlight on a work of art capable of supporting and affirming a state of mind. In Maxime's work, we find the exact same approach that aims to go beyond the primary meaning of things. The art of the blackout tattoo is in itself a sought-after artistic expression reserved for the few. Both this type of tattoo and the watch it inspired go beyond their primary meaning or purpose,' said Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot. Maxime Plescia-Büchi transforms his tattoos into fascinating and eye-catching works of body art. The artist has been collaborating with Hublot since 2016, sculpting materials with the same decisive strokes that adorn people's bodies, drawing hypnotic yet architectural shapes. This new interpretation, the Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II All Black, is entirely dyed in black ink, Hublot's and the artist's favourite colour. "The all black look is a dialectical process in which style elements give way to the pure expression of forms and intentions. This process is expressed with a tattoo on the body, and is similarly translated into a work of horological art. The 'blackout' tattoo is the ultimate expression of craftsmanship in a minimalist key and allows a glimpse of the body, emphasising its natural curves and forms. The Big Bang Sang Bleu II All Black, with its distinctive silhouette, reveals the sophistication of the structure. Tattoos as well as all-black watches are pieces that go beyond time and style, the ultimate goal of any artistic project," added Maxime Plescia-Büchi, Founder of Sang Bleu and Hublot Ambassador. As mentioned, in 2006 Hublot produced a monochrome black model called 'All Black. By sheer coincidence, in the same year Maxime Plescia-Büchi defined black ink as a distinctive means of personal expression. In the spirit of blackwork tattooing, the abstract geometric shapes that are usually drawn on the skin are entirely black and here they cover the body of the watch in a black that is both deep and symbolic. On a 45 mm-diameter case made of black ceramic and titanium with a black PVD treatment, the expert tattooist alternates and superimposes hexagons, rhombuses and triangles to measure time from the bezel to the self-winding Unico HUB1240 manufacture chronograph movement, visible under a skeleton dial through the caseback. Finally, the play of polygons created by the tattoo artist is highlighted by the light reflecting directly off the satin-finished and polished, carved and chiselled, angular and facetted material.