Hublot’s latest collaboration is a pair of limited edition watches made with OBEY founder and high-profile artist Shepard Fairey. To celebrate the occasion luxury Swiss watchmaker unveiled an exclusive new timepiece titled the Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey. The Shepard Fairey collaboration and the Big Bang Shepard Fairey watch is the latest and most prominent addition to the “Hublot Loves Art” series.
The 46-year-old Fairey is perhaps one of today’s most prolific popular artists. His works range from the graphic designs to illustrations, street art. Among his most famed works of art is the Barack Obama “Hope” poster, which he painted in 2008 during the U.S. Presidential Elections.
The Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey is a new take on Hublot’s signature style and features the brand’s in-house movement, a gear-driven mechanical aesthetic, and a 10-day power reserve. The timepiece showcases an unusual architectural design based around a construction set, with a stylized skeleton revealing the originality of a cogwheel power reserve indicator.
Additionally, the watch has two barrels and at 3 o’clock, Shepard Fairey’s STAR GEAR logo, which reveals a red dot when the power reserve is reaching its final days, as well as a 6 o’clock gearwheel to show the exact number of days remaining. At 7 o’clock, there is also a small second regulator with the regulating organ. Hublot’s signature “one click” technology is also part of the watch, allowing the owner to quickly swap the strap with ease.
Limited to 100 pieces in two different colors with a patterned Texalium and carbon fiber case, skeletonized dial, a funky power reserve indicator, and Fairey’s own Star Gear logo on the dial. The timepiece is fitted with Hublot’s patented “one click” mechanism, which allows the watch strap to be changed quickly and easily to offer variety.