In honor of the 6th Dubai Watch Week exhibition, Hublot and partner Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons released two exclusive special edition Classic Fusion Black Magic Dubai Watch Week pieces. Designed in collaboration with award-winning calligraphy artist Wissam Shawkat, whose expertise in creating art transcends boundaries, resonates with diverse audiences and aligns perfectly with Hublot's commitment to innovation and artistic expression, they pay homage to Arabian heritage. They are designed with a deeply rooted passion for heritage and culture in mind – drawing inspiration from various phrases and words from the Arabic language – and feature exquisite calligraphy inside their dials, a true testament to the fusion of art with exceptional watchmaking. From the calligraphy that reads “Al Zaman” and “Al Waqt” – both words meaning time in Arabic – to the vibrant and contrasting colors that beautifully complement the sleek black cases and dials, and everything in between, the watches symbolize the fusion between the watch brand, Arabian culture, and calligraphy with a distinctive aesthetic that embodies the spirit of Dubai.
The Classic Fusion Black Magic Dubai Watch Week sits in a 42-mm case with a matching Hublot black ceramic bezel featuring a unique twist on the dial. Its distinguished Arabic calligraphy in rich bright orange, blue, green, and red highlights the mechanics of the HUB1110 self-winding movement. The alligator strap with a black steel deployant buckle comes as a cherry on top to complete the robust contrast between the flushed calligraphy and black ceramic while Wissam Shawkat's stunning calligraphy weaves its way around the dial, reminiscent of the mesmerizing landscapes of Dubai's dunes and urban skyline.
As for the Classic Fusion Black Magic Diamonds Dubai Watch Week, it speaks to all those seeking a touch of opulence as it elevates their experience with the addition of 36 black brilliant-cut diamonds set on the polished black anodized aluminum bezel. With these sparkling marvels accentuating every curve and stroke, Wissam Shawkat's calligraphy showcases the perfect synergy between horology and artistic expression.