On June 22, 2018, the Hublot Hublot flagship store in the Place Vendôme in the 1st district of Paris was reopened. Brand CEO Ricardo Guadalupe joined hands with French sculptor and artist Richard Orlinski and Michelin Samsung Chef Yannick Alléno attended the opening ceremony.
Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe said: ‘After Cannes and Saint-Tropez in 2017, we now celebrate the re-opening of our flagship store in Paris. In 2007, Paris welcomed the world’s first Hublot Hublot boutique. France is a very mature watch market, but Hublot still has great expectations. ‘
Hublot Hublot Paris flagship store is located at No. 10 Place Vendôme. The store has been redesigned: combining luxury with modernity, widening the outer window to allow the store to bathe in the sun, and interpreting the brand’s motto “Art of fusion” . The store is decorated with precious materials such as polished brass and gray Alcantara leather, and is equipped with an interactive terminal. Customers can use the touch screen to make Hublot timepieces appear or disappear. The first floor pays tribute to the art world, decorated with huge pop art paintings, inspired by Hublot’s iconic Big Bang series.
Richard Orlinski said: ‘I am very happy to celebrate the re-opening of the Place Vendôme boutique and display my’ wild ‘gorilla sculpture. Hublot and my partnership have established a communication between two strange worlds. The bridge that fosters outstanding timepieces and highlights the values shared by both parties: uniqueness, creativity and individuality.
Richard Orlinski’s work of art interprets the concept of ‘born in the wild’ and becomes the design inspiration of the ClassicFusionAerofusionChronographOrlinski classic fusion chronograph. The watch is made of titanium, king gold, blue or black ceramic, and some even set with diamonds, showing a three-dimensional folding effect. This collection is a perfect fusion of art, materials and watchmaking. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)