The Blue Dream


The Blue Dream

ARTIST :  Hiba Schahbaz

Limited edition run of 200 watches

The Blue Dream


The Art Watch Gallery of NYC:

  • Bringing the inspiration of contemporary art into daily life.
  • Providing contemporary artists, a new medium of artistic expression, the mechanical wrist watch.
  • Bringing together the worlds of contemporary art collecting and mechanical watch collecting.
  • Offering limited edition, collectible art objects with unique aesthetic.


  • Innovative art printing techniques used in the fine arts and incorporated for the first time on a watch dial.
  • Swiss made movements that incorporate the highly valued reputation of Swiss watch making tradition.
  • Hand assembled by our experienced watch makers in NYC.
  • Solid all-stainless steel cases and sapphire glasses that offer durability and elegance.
  • Large selection of genuine leather watch bands, selected one by one in close partnership with our artists, to match aesthetically the art work in our watches.


“The Blue Dream” features ETA 2824 automatic movement made in Switzerland with automatic wind for exact time keeping and convenience. The movement has 25 jewels and a power reserve of 40 hours and is upgraded with a polished finish and blew screws.


Art Watch Gallery sources the finest quality watch straps available in the market. The colors and textures of the watch straps are selected following recommendations of Art Watch Gallery artists so that they are aesthetically matching their art work.

 White genuine alligator
 Natural beige genuine calfskin
 Pink genuine alligator
 Beige genuine calfskin with vintage stitching

Hiba Schahbaz

I speak an ancient language in a contemporary feminine voice. Trained in the centuries-old traditional Indo-Persian painting technique, working with imagery developed by men to tell the stories of antiquity, I aim to challenge the inflexible rules of miniature painting and recontextualize the art form to accept and embrace a female perspective.

In my work, I am both the artist and the performer. I photograph my body and use these images as references for my paintings. Through the stories I create I contemplate what it means to be a woman. These works addresses issues of personal freedom, destruction, sexuality and censorship by unveiling the beauty, fragility and strength of the female form. 

I use the female figure to unfold a narrative that transcends cultural and political boundaries. I tell my own story while heavily embellishing it with imagination and metaphor. And although the protagonist in the work is me, she also carries a dual, existential meaning. I often use the female form as a tool, portraying thoughts and concerns from socio-cultural and political realms.

Meticulously ornamented and vividly colorful, the miniature draws the viewer in. I pursue the world of the beautiful in my work, resulting in visually appealing paintings. This delicate allure is underscored, however, by an unsettling tension. Things are not quite what they seem.

 Hiba Schahbaz