The 95-year-old art theorist and one of the founders of op-art died in France this summer, but the watch brand managed to work with him during his lifetime, releasing in 2015 a model with a distinctive optical pattern on the dial. The new Hublot Classic Fusion Cruz Diez, presented at the Miami Art Basel in early December, is inspired by the work of Chromointerférence in 1964.
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The two-tiered dial features a striking Pantone print with stripes, above which a transparent disc with black stripes rotates, creating a new color effect every second. The model is released in two sizes (45 and 38 mm) and three case variants: 100 and 25 pieces in titanium, 30 and 20 in King Gold, 100 and 25 in black ceramic. The three-hand watch is powered by an automatic MHUB1100.H3 movement with a 42-hour power cycle. Carlos Cruz-Diez's autograph engraved on the caseback in clear sapphire crystal.>