Hublot Loves Art celebration during Art Basel Miami
Hublot closes its week of Hublot Loves Art after series of artist-related fusions and celebrations during Art Basel Miami.
DECEMBER 7, 2015 (MIAMI, FL) – Last December, luxury Swiss watch brand Hublot continued its support of the Arts by hosting a series of unique events for watch and art aficionados alike during Miami’s Art Basel.
Hublot is a brand at the forefront of art and design, having partnered with a range of world-renowned artists and innovators including Romero Britto, Oscar Niemeyer, Mr. Brainwash, Carlos Cruz-Diez and more, and continues to celebrate its Art of Fusion by merging the multi-dimensional worlds of watchmaking and art.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, shared: “It was an honor to bring our brand to Miami this week to take part in the country’s most coveted celebration of the Arts.
At Hublot, we strive to Be First, Be Unique, and Be Different. Not only are we at the forefront of luxury timekeeping, design, and innovation, but also we constantly break the mold and offer our clients what they cannot find elsewhere. We are thrilled to bring to life the Art of Fusion concept and to celebrate with our friends here in Miami.”
On Monday, November 30, Hublot kicked off its week of Hublot Loves Art by honoring famed Franco-Venezuelan artist Maestro Carlos Cruz-Diez. Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe welcomed VIP guests for the opening reception for Cruz-Diez Bi-Dimensional Research 1959-2015 in Miami’s Design District.
Hublot unveiled three limited edition Classic Fusion Cruz-Diez timepieces – marking the first time the pieces have been seen outside Venezuela – for which Hublot had invited Carlos Cruz-Diez to adapt one of his works, Chromointerférence (1964), to the three timepieces.
On Thursday, December 3, Hublot Ambassador & Design aficionado Lapo Elkann, was feted by Hublot and Haute Living with a private dinner at Gallery Lou La Vie amidst iconic Ferraris from Lapo’s collection.
Mr. Brainwash, known for creating Madonna’s “Celebration” album cover, as well as his work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the star of Banksy’s celebrated film Exit Through the Gift Shop, continued his work with Hublot.
The artist wrapped multiple Miami locations in his art, including the Hublot boutique in Bal Harbour, an exterior wall of the historic Art Deco Gale Hotel in South Beach, and the Hublot Galerie in the Design District – the brand’s one-of-a-kind boutique which features limited edition Hublot models from all over the world.
On Friday, December 4, Hublot Brand Ambassador Dwyane Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, welcomed Hublot top collectors, celebrities, and his friends to his home in Miami Beach for an intimate dinner to honor the brand’s week-long celebration during Art Basel and Hublot Loves Art.
Attendees included: Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe, Miami HEAT’s, Justice Winslow, basketball legend, New York Yankees’ Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez, artist and friend of Hublot Romero Britto, actors Terrence J and recording artist Omarion, Million Dollar Listing’s Josh Altman, hilanthropist and PAMM Museum and Related Companies founder Jorge M. Perez, and Chairman and CEO of the Boich Group’s Wayne Boich his wife Cynthia Boich.
Guests experienced the “Secret Garden” entrance to the house, which was created by Dwyane Wade’s Style Director Calyann Barnett for the event—a labyrinth into which art and Hublot timepieces were integrated with models in a flower-filled tableau vivant.
Following the dinner, guests traveled by boat to the private residence of Wayne and Cynthia Boich for an after party, where they enjoyed a performance by DJ Ruckus (GQ’s “most sought after DJ in the world”) and flowing Dom Pérignon before Hublot unveiled a one-of-a-kind hand sculpture created by Mr. Brainwash.
Additional attendees included: media mogul Russell Simmons, actors Amaury Nolasco as well as Owen & Luke Wilson, director Michael Bay, NBA Legend Alonzo and Tracey Mourning, Miami HEAT Star Chris Bosh and his wife Adrienne, and model Bella Hadid.
On Saturday, December 5, Hublot closed its week of Art-related events and partnerships by giving back during the charity brunch for the Black Jaguar White Tiger organization at Tamarina in Miami.
Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe announced a new partnership with the foundation by unveiling a gigantic Mr. Brainwash mural in the Brickell neighborhood and the announcement of a special edition Hublot timepiece in 2016.
The luxury watch brand, in conjunction with Haute Living, auctioned two artworks by Friends of Hublot Romero Britto and Mr Brainwash, which raised $200,000 for the foundation.
Through the busy week of art-related ad philanthropic partnerships, Hublot continues to combine the Art of Fusion and its combination of art and luxury including in our Hublot Galery