Art, innovation, and precision converge in the world of horology, where the Big Bang Tourbillon SR_A by Samuel Ross and Hublot (Instagram) stands as a testament to creativity and masterful craftsmanship. Dr. Samuel Ross, a distinguished artist and designer, has woven his unique perspective into the very fabric of Hublot’s latest timepieces, representing a new approach to watchmaking.
Dr. Samuel Ross’s journey through art, from painting and sculpture to furniture, industrial design, and fashion, has culminated in the creation of A-Cold-Wall* and SR_A, both companies that have left an indelible mark on the design landscape. Notably, Ross has forged influential design partnerships with renowned brands such as Beats, Nike, Timberland, Converse, Dr. Martens, and many more. Among these, the collaboration with Hublot has been a standout, resulting in the remarkable Big Bang Tourbillon SR_A.
Hublot, known for pushing the boundaries of watchmaking, has collaborated with unconventional artists and designers for over 10 years, the brand has consistently reimagined timepieces from fresh, creative perspectives. The partnership between Hublot and Ross, which started in 2020, has yielded a masterpiece – the Big Bang Tourbillon SR_A with its grey case and three rubber straps, including a striking, vivid green option that’s sure to turn heads.
Applying Samuel Ross’s artistic language to watchmaking, the Big Bang Tourbillon SR_A encapsulates materials striking, industrial shapes. The piece is made from shiny micro-blasted titanium, including an element on the strap in the form of a rough laser engraving of the Hublot logo. The crown is overmolded in grey rubber and the tourbillon bridge is a clear, neutral shade that allows the watch to be paired with the three strap options.
“We are focused on crafting refined, minimal and expressive timepieces. SR_A, looks to expand, re-define and establish timeless icons of design, reflecting a spirit of innovation, optimism and craft. I firmly believe we need all three properties to usher in the next chapter of luxury,” said Ross of his work with Hublot.
The overall result is a harmonious blend, capturing the very essence of Hublot’s four-decade journey, artfully weaving materials into sleek, aerodynamic forms, adorned with the imprints of nature’s sacred geometry. Just like a perfectly symmetrical hexagonal pattern, Ross seamlessly melds the hyper-technical with traditional elements, aligning flawlessly with Hublot’s visionary Art of Fusion.
Ross ventures into the world of the Big Bang tourbillon, where transparency and structural intricacies come to life. A nod to the origins of Fusion, he masterfully merges rubber with meticulously crafted metal, resulting in a mesmerizing interplay of contrasting materials. The result is a delicate equilibrium between the organic and the industrial, all forged through the crucible of innovation.
The Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross represents the epitome of collaboration, where two worlds merge while honouring their distinctive visions. Ross’s influence on Hublot’s timepieces is evident in the aesthetics, functionality, and purpose of the watch. This collaboration highlights the continuous pursuit of creativity and engineering, pushing boundaries to enhance the world of watchmaking.
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