Hublot and Daniel Arsham Redefine the Pocket Watch with the Arsham Droplet

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot has embarked on an extraordinary collaboration with acclaimed contemporary artist Daniel Arsham, resulting in the groundbreaking timepiece known as the Arsham Droplet. This revolutionary creation reimagines the classic pocket watch, blending antique aesthetics with futuristic materials and production methods.

A Testament to Innovation

Inspired by organic, fluid forms found in nature, the Arsham Droplet represents a true milestone in horology. It seamlessly unites Hublot’s technical mastery with Arsham’s distinctive artistic vision, pushing the boundaries of traditional watchmaking. Crafted from a harmonious blend of titanium, rubber, and sapphire crystal, the Arsham Droplet reflects Hublot’s unparalleled attention to detail and commitment to innovation.

The droplet shape of the Arsham Droplet is not only visually striking but also perfectly ergonomic. It mimics the form of a water drop, symbolizing the harmony between water, the artistic human mind, and the passage of time. This unique design invites wearers to experience time in a new and poetic way.

Daniel Arsham’s Exploration

Daniel Arsham, known for his powerful works across various mediums, has frequently explored the concept of time. His collaboration with Hublot began with a jaw-dropping 20-meter sundial in the Zermatt snowscape. Now, with the launch of the Droplet, Arsham delves deeper into the symbiosis between nature, human creativity, and time.

To introduce this ground-breaking timepiece, an immersive experience awaited visitors at the Tate Modern in London on June 6. Striking portrait and product films, created in collaboration with Tendril studio, challenge our perception of time and scale. From majestic aquatic elements to intricate close-ups of the watch, the films transport us to a surreal, imagined space.

At the heart of the Arsham Droplet lies Hublot’s iconic Meca-10 manufacture movement, boasting an impressive 10-day power reserve. This ensures extended enjoyment without frequent winding. Sophisticated lighting highlights the intricate details, while turquoise accents and mineral glass enhance the monochrome titanium and sapphire palette.

A Vision of Past and Future

The Arsham Droplet is more than a watch; it’s a work of art that defies convention. As materials shift and change across time, this fusion of art and craftsmanship invites us to contemplate the timeless dance between tradition and modernity.

“The Arsham Droplet is a true testament to the power of collaboration. By combining Hublot’s technical expertise with my own artistic vision, we have created a timepiece that transcends the traditional pocket watch, blending the past, present, and future in a captivating and unexpected way,” said Daniel Arsham, Hublot ambassador and contemporary artist.

“Together with Daniel, we made the impossible possible! The Arsham Droplet is a testament to Hublot’s unwavering dedication to pushing the boundaries of both form and function. This groundbreaking timepiece is a true work of art, seamlessly blending our horological expertise with Daniel Arsham’s visionary artistic vision. The Arsham Droplet represents an incredible piece of art that can be enjoyed in three different ways: a pocket watch, a pendant, or a table clock,” said Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO