Here we are, at the end of our Hubloesque journey after spending two full days strolling around in the vast country of horological novelties which like any promised land has rewarded us with beautiful surprises.
And as tradition dictates, best for last, we’re ending today in apotheosis with a grandiose piece in collaboration with Maxime Plescia-Büchi, a highly talented tattoo artist who makes an as noble Blue Blood (Sang Bleu) flow from his needle as the genius work of Leonardo da Vinci which inspires him.
Maxime Plescia-Büchi indeed belongs to one of those rare people who managed to grasp and make their own all the enigmatic specular essence, pure and complex at the same time, of the master’s spirit Leonardo da Vinci.
His work thus reveals itself as a faithful reflection in the mirror of symbolism, cryptic and obvious at the same time, as long as the receptacle of one of those Blue Blood transfusions from this universal donor of Art opens its third eye in order to decipher the meaning hidden in one of his multiple Codex Tatooicus.
It was therefore almost natural in 2016 for the prismatic brand Hublot to let Maxime Plescia-Büchi draw the contours of a new collection which would hold all the meaning and nobility of its name: Sang Bleu (as a lil’ reminder : Blue Blood).
After having already caused a lot of ink to flow since its first edition, Hublot has decided to inject into the veins of this collection a new dose of Blue Blood with the Hublot Big Bang Unico Blood Blue II.
And if the first Unico Sang Bleu of its kind had already left some indelible marks in the minds with the esoteric geometry of its rectilinear graphics, this effusive new edition of 45mm in diameter will definitely cover up any other watch your wrist may have worn so far.
(Okay so if with all this the boy does not offer me a discount on one of his tattoos, I slit my Half Blood veins right here right now !).
HUBLOT BIG BANG UNICO SANG BLEU II TITANIUM
So ! For this 2019 version, Maxime Plescia-Büchi wanted the Unico Sang Bleu II to be like one of his tattoos, in other words almost engraved in the flesh of its wearer by making its wrist and the watch just one.
The Unico Sang Bleu II thus has elongated horns to create a continuity between the case and the rubber strap equipped with the One-Click system (already presented here), continuity which even seems to extend from the case and its satin finish to the strap and its decorative patterns.
A true goldsmith’s work full of consistency which magnifies the esotericism of an eclectic dial, especially its second’s, hour’s, and counters’s hands worth the finest witchcraft incantations, or Final Fantasy ones, the choice is yours, watchgeek reader.
Needless to say that if hexagrams and inverted triangles are already giving you some goose bumps, you’d probably better hold you breath and get ready, for the spooky back of this piece is about to give you some serious chill to the bone.
Oh yeah, surprise motherf*ckers !
They definitely are among us !
They are actually everywhere, down to our watches (does it sound like a Trump’s speech !?) !!
Not only Illuminati and other Freemasons are driving the World’s mechanics, but they’re also tweaking our watches one !! (Feel free to cry fool play, I’m too high in my Lodge to be able to hear you. So from here to listen to your conspiracy delirium.).
Don’t tell me you don’t see any pyramids, rulers, compasses nor protractors in here ?
And the rotor as an eye in the center of the triangle of this hexagramish winding mass, you just can’t tell me it’s not there !
But hey, wait a minute, who the fu*k are you to be dressed like those Men In Black !! ??
HUBLOT BIG BANG UNICO SANG BLEU II KING GOLD
If the Unico Sang Bleu II already has a big temper holding in its Titanium dress, needless to say that in his King Gold ornament, it Blue Bloody Hell takes a whole different and royal dimension.
Well, the tour of the 2019 Hublot temptation island is already over.
It is now time to go back on our Horological vessel and set sail for … Tag Heuer !
Dear Autavia, here I am !