This may happen to you: You tell someone that you are passionate about perfect watches and find endless beauty in these outdated small mechanical wrist mechanisms. You are poetic about sports, and you can even use reference numbers casually, as if the audience should know what you are talking about. When you extol the virtues of timepieces and watchmaking in a self-talking way, it sounds more like the last drop of effort to inject momentum into the conversation, and the audience will immediately tell you that they don’t understand. In addition, They don’t care about getting it. For them, this is beyond anything worth trying to understand. As they say, you either have it or you don’t.
Although I often find myself poetic about watches, if someone does the same thing with abstract art, under the above circumstances, I will keep in close contact with the audience.
The Hublot Sang Bleu II limited edition chronograph brings together the world of haute horology and abstract art. This is the result of the relationship between Hublot and Switzerland’s self-proclaimed “tattoo artist” Maxim Plesia Beach. His studio and creative company Sang Bleu includes a magazine that explores art, fashion, sociology, kink culture and tattoo culture. Most importantly, the studio even dabbles in fonts. They have also designed logos for Balenciaga and even the City of Stockholm, but a touch point that American audiences may be familiar with is that Maxime Plescia-Büchi used his daughter’s and mother’s birthdays as Kanye West tattoo.
This is the second watch in collaboration with Plescia-Büchi. Arthur Touchot introduced the first version here, believing that Hublot was indeed challenged by Maxime’s requirements, such as creating a new bezel and time display unique to this watch, but the result was “Hublot fake is in its best condition.”
Does the sequel match the original?
Admittedly, I don’t know much about Sang Bleu. Sometimes fashion may have some obstacles (readers noticed that I should ask the fashion police to come to me). I only took an introductory course in sociology at university, and I don’t know much about kink or tattoo culture. But like Arthur, I found this watch very interesting and an exercise in getting rid of traditional thinking when designing. The Hublot brand was established from an attitude of resistance, but the current product lineup has such a strong theme visual image throughout the theme, and many models have cited the same obvious design features. For Hublot, it is worth noting that the rope is handed over to a third party.
One does not necessarily need to have a full sleeve or a whip in the closet to appreciate the charm of Sang Bleu II. Imagine Sang Bleu II side by side with the standard Big Bang, and the details start to pop out. First, the 45mm case was processed to have bevels, bevels, and alternately polished and polished surfaces. There are two materials for the watch: Titanium Gold and King Gold. King Gold is Hublot’s proprietary formula, which is a bit richer than standard gold. There is a little red in it, and it needs to be polished well. There will be 200 pieces of titanium and 100 pieces of gold.
The main color of the watch is the blue associated with Sang Bleu. In an interview with Something Curated in 2016, Plescia-Büchi explained the concept behind the blue tone.
“Sang Bleu (Sang Bleu) means “blue blood” in French. It was actually born based on the idea of revealing this cultural intersection in a reasonable way. Blue blood is a symbol of nobility. The idea of the word play with blue ink and descent almost referring to aristocracy is actually a statement of contemporary culture that no longer applies to “high” or “noble” and then “secondary”, “despicable” or ” Popularity” and other traditional values. Have a horizontal and overall understanding of culture.”
The only watch I have seen that is comparable in dial color is Sinn U1 B. Although the color is very similar, the feel on the wrist is quite different. With its angular case shape and geometrically decorated dial, it is more like a mysterious amulet than modern watches, which can protect evil spirits or technologies protected by ancient times or past civilizations.