Hublot Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow

Hublot and Takashi Murakami unveil the second timepiece of their collaboration: the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow. This new watch takes the smiling flower, the iconic theme of the Japanese artist’s work, and transforms it into a whirlwind of transparency and colour. Hublot loves Art!

After launching the first timepiece at the beginning of the year – an All Black watch, which became an instant collector’s item – Hublot and Takashi Murakami are continuing to transpose the Japanese artist’s Kawaii world into horology, by introducing the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow watch. This new piece, still based on the smiling flower, the iconic theme of Murakami’s work, has moved from black to colour with transparent effects.

The technicians in Hublot’s workshops have created a unique setting with this new work of art, a transparent background through which we can contemplate both the artist’s work and the intricate mechanics of the watchmakers in Nyon. Reusing the characteristic features of the Classic Fusion model, this 45mm-diameter case is cut from sapphire crystal, a technological feat pioneered by Hublot.

«This partnership with Hublot has enabled me to express my creativity in what is a totally new medium for me. The mastery of the watchmaker’s technicians has opened up new fields of possibilities for my inspiration. The result is this new watch in the colours of the rainbow
Takashi Murakami

The smiling flower presents a mischievous smile on a three-dimensional face that literally emerges from the watch dial, extending out beyond the sapphire crystal. 12 colourful petals rotate around this face, and their polychromatic effect is achieved by setting 487 stones representing the colours of the rainbow: rubies, pink sapphires, amethysts, blue sapphires, tsavorites, yellow and orange sapphires. Thanks to an ingenious ball-bearing system specially developed by Hublot’s engineers, the petals start turning under the watch crystal and bring Takashi Murakami’s smiling flower to life.

In the beating heart of the watch, the Nyon watchmakers have placed the company’s HUB1214 calibre, here without the stopwatch function. This movement has a power reserve of 72 hours.
Targeting Contemporary Art insiders, the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow watch is available in a limited edition of 100 numbered pieces.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Hublot
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Model Style: Rosie in Attico

Attico is a rising brand from Italian street style stars and designers Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio. «We wanted to make thrown-together appear dressed up, dressed-up feel everyday, and every entrance feel like the entrance,» they say of the brand’s aesthetic, which is inspired by classic peignoirs robes – expect embroidered silks, sparkling sequins and rainbow colors. One of their hottest accessories are the ankle cuffs that are available in several colors. Here you see Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in one of their stunning looks with the designer duo itself.

Get her look: Sequined tulle wrap mini dressBaby patent-leather slingback sandalsicon, and buckle fasten ankleticon, all by Attico.

By the way, I am proud of myself. This is the first collage I created with Photoshop and Indesign!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Instagram @rosiehw
Stills: Courtesy of Attico

My Look: Sunset Party at Phi Beach

Party at Phi Beach-Sandra Bauknecht

After an amazing day on the boat, experiencing the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2014 first-hand (pics coming up soon), I enjoyed an amazing night at Phi Beach, an open air club with enchanting rock formations shaped by the sea. The light here at the Costa Smeralda is breathtaking and it was just beautiful watching the sunset. Sun, sea, fun and exciting music, the Italians know how to party!

My look: Cashmere and silk-blend cardigan by Miu Miu, linen shift dress and rainbow colored bag, both by Chanel, turquoise suede sandals by Prada, Amulette necklace by Cartier, diamond rose ring, necklace and Limelight Gala watch, all by Piaget.

Phi Beach Ambiance 3

Chanel SS2014 Bag and Dress- Sandra Bauknecht Phi Beach

Phi Beach Ambiance

Chnel SS14 Art Bag

This Chanel bag has been one of my best buys this season as its rainbow palette of colors makes it the perfect accessory for many outfits. It is made of fabric which allows it to be stuffed easily into a suitcase.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht