Twelve of the timepieces will be made exclusively available to holders of Murakami and Hublot’s previous Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collection.
Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has teamed up with Swiss high-end watchmaker Hublot to release a new collection of real-world watches linked to non-fungible crypto tokens (NFTs).
The new collection, the fourth artistic deal betwixt Hublot and Murakami, involves 13 unique Non-Fungible Token (NFTs) that are inspired by Japanese video games and television shows from the 1970s. Additionally, the Non-Fungible Token (NFTs) are likewise modeled after the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black watch, which was launched in January 2021.
The Non-Fungible Token (NFTs) are tied to 13 physical watches that will debut at the Watches & Wonders 2023 trade show in Geneva in April. Each digital replica is offered in a unique rainbow hue and features Murakami’s iconic smiling flower emblem.
Twelve of the thirteen timepieces will be made exclusively available to collectors who previously purchased one of the 324 Murakami and Hublot Non-Fungible Token (NFTs) released in April 2022.
The final watch in the collection, which was unveiled at an event in New York on Thursday, is titled the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Black Ceramic Rainbow and features a spinning flower adorned with rubies, sapphires, amethysts, tsavorites and topaz.
The 12 Non-Fungible Token (NFTs) can be resold on OpenSea until April 2024. If one collector can buy all 12 of the Non-Fungible Token (NFTs), they will be eligible to buy the coveted Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Black Ceramic Rainbow watch. If no collector manages to obtain all 12 Non-Fungible Token (NFTs), the watch will be sold at auction by Hublot to raise funds for charity.
Murakami has been involved with Non-Fungible Token (NFTs) since the launch of his Murakami Flowers collection in March 2021. In November 2021, he teamed up with Nike-owned digital wearables studio RTFKT to release a special collection with their avatar Non-Fungible Token (NFT) project CloneX. And last April, Murakami released a Cryptokicks Non-Fungible Token (NFT) sneaker with Nike that sold for 45 Ethereum (ETH), or about $134,000.
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