November, 17 | Watches

Hublot and Lang Lang are changing the times to the sound of cathedrals.

The Chinese virtuoso, the coolest musician in the world, likes to shake up codes and reinvent the great classics.

The young maestro has been setting the ivories on fire since he was five and is leaving his mark of talent and freedom on two limited editions that he has created with Hublot.

Lang Lang, the world famous pianist, joined the Hublot family in January 2015. The Chinese-American chose the Swiss brand because it is true to his character. Like him, it respects tradition and connects it to the future.

A philosophy based on a credo: The Art of Fusion, a fusion of styles and techniques. Hublot and Lang Lang master complicated movements and operating ranges. From now on when he sets the piano keys alight Lang Lang will have a watch that was conceived, designed and developed by Hublot strapped to his wrist.

Lang Lang gave a private concert in the Grandes Complications workshop at the Hublot Manufacture in Nyon and has ever since dreamed of finding the time for a duet.

"I don't just want to be a pianist; I want to influence the next generation. Playing in itself is nothing, technique and hours of work only have meaning if they allow you to explore something new. Tradition inspires me, and it is the freedom that allows me to give my own interpretation of the music on stage," said Lang Lang.

Classic Fusion Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater Carbon: a limited edition designed by Lang Lang | Photo: Hublot

On 17th November 2016, Hublot and Lang Lang took "Art of Fusion" to a whole new level by holding another intriguing concert on The Peak, one of Hong Kong's most iconic destinations.

Among the spirited guests arriving at nightfall was Mr. Loic Biver, General Manager of Hublot Greater China. The event was held at Sky Terrace 428 at The Peak - The highest viewing platform standing at 428 meters above sea level in Hong Kong.

Located at the pinnacle of the island, the venue enjoys a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour's renowned night scene. The event was kicked off with a speech by Mr. Loic Biver, followed by the launch of the latest collaboration of Hublot and Lang Lang: Classic Fusion Tourbillon Cathedral Minute Repeater Carbon Lang Lang and Classic Fusion 45 mm Ceramic Ultra-Thin Lang Lang.

Mr. Loic Biver invited the versatile pianist on stage to share with the audience the design concepts behind the timepieces and their relationship with music.

The event was then brought to a climax when the distinguished pianist took the stage and enthralled the audience with his beautiful and passionate music. The sweet music by Lang Lang and the glamorous view of Hong Kong worked perfectly to provide the audience a magical music journey.

The performance was completed with a toast to celebrate the spectacular performance by Lang Lang and launch of the two novelties.

Jesus Peiro | Porto