National football teams now have their own competition: The UEFA Nations League Finals & its official watch : Hublot!
Hublot is passionate about football and now counts the UEFA Nations League Finals among its many football partnerships. The new European football competition created by UEFA, will soon hold its first final in Portugal from 5th to 9th June in Hublot colours . With the UEFA Champions League, the Europa League and the Euros; its clubs
– Chelsea, Juventus and Benfica and its football stars – Mbappé, Pelé and Mourinho; Hublot has made Europe and football its playground.
From 5th to 9th June, in Portugal, the 4 winners of the pools from League A – England, the Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland – will come face to face for a final game, the winner of which will be crowned ” UEFA Nations League Champion”. Four matches will be played to the rhythm of Hublot timekeeping. On the pitch, the watchmaker will lead the game with its famous boards of the same design as its watches and used by the 4th official to show extra time and player substitutions.
Hublot a partner for four matches in the UEFA Nations League Finals :
5th June 2019 – 20:45 – Semi – final Portugal/Switzerland – Estádio do Dragão, Porto
6th June 2019 – 20:45 – Semi – final the Netherlands/England – Estádio D. Afonso Henriques
9th June 2019 – 15:00 – 3rd place playoff – Estádio do Dragão, Porto
9th June 2019 – 20:45 – Final – Estádio D. Afonso Henriques
A biennial competition that involves all League A national European teams. On 24th January 2018, a random draw by the UEFA premier Nations League created 16 groups, spreading the 55 countries that are part of UEFA among 4 divisions – A, B, C, and D. An inclusive measure that allows smaller European nations to play in challenging matches and progress in the rankings – as after each edition the ranking per division is revised with a promotion and relegation system. After this first event, 4 countries have therefore won their place and will rejoin division A during the next edition of the UEFA Nations League: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Sweden and Ukraine. Whereas, Germany, Croatia, Iceland and Poland have been relegated to division B.
Another bonus offered by the UEFA Nations League competition is the four qualifying places, one for each League, including D, for the 2020 Euros – a competition Hublot has partnered with since 2008. Another major first for Hublot: Hublot is the official watch for the FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place in France from 7th June to 7th July.
In central London, Hublot, Official Timekeeper of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, today celebrated the 100- day countdown to cricket’s greatest competition.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of the Swiss luxury watchmaker, launched a three-metre-high clock at Lord’s – the
iconic ‘Home of Cricket’- as the countdown to the event. He was joined by David Richardson, CEO of the
International Cricket Council and former South Africa cricketer, and Michael Vaughan OBE, England’s most
successful cricket captain of the modern era, and new friend of Hublot.
Hosted this year in England and Wales, the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup gets underway on May 30 with a match between England and South Africa, with the final set to take place on July 14. Clocks displaying the countdown to festivities will now be visible in Hublot’s London boutique, situated at 14 New Bond Street in London, and at select match venues in the lead up to the start of the event.
Hublot, the first watchmaker to associate itself with cricket. Between world firsts and patented innovations, Hublot continues to leave its distinctive character on the world of watchmaking, with its motto: ‘Be first, be different and be unique’.
Once again Hublot has demonstrated this philosophy by being the first Swiss watchmaker to associate itself with cricket, just as it was in football when in 2010 it became Official Timekeeper to the FIFA World CupTM. The partnership with the International Cricket Council began with the 2015 Cricket World Cup, and in 2016 Hublot became the Official Timekeeper of the ICC World Twenty20, and the ICC Champions Trophy and the Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2017.
Hublot is proud to continue its partnership with the ICC in 2019 as Official Timekeeper once more of cricket’s most prestigious international competition.
Michael Vaughan becomes a friend of Hublot
To celebrate this partnership, Hublot is proud to reveal its new friend of the brand: former England captain Michael Vaughan OBE. Leading England between 2003 and 2008, Vaughan won a record 26 Test matches, most famously winning 2005’s Ashes competition between England and Australia, England’s first Ashes victory since 1987. A world-class batsman and tactician, Michael Vaughan remains today one of the most respected and influential commentators on the game.
A Hublot X ICC special edition
To celebrate this new collaboration, Hublot will shortly reveal on its social media channels a preview of the official watch of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. A new special edition modeled around the ICC brand, the watch will be available in a limited series in Hublot boutiques from the start of the event.
“Hublot – A different way to progress “ say those who know this unique Swiss luxury watch company, where each and every moment moves forward to create the future at breathtaking speed. A dream, initiated and developed by Hublot’s Chairman Jean-Claude Biver with CEO, Ricardo Guadalupe, these two men are responsible for turning the Hublot brand into a genuine success story in which the Big Bang, Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang and Manufacture Pieces represent the symbols of a constantly evolving tradition. From watch complications and revolutionary materials to world class collaborations such as FIFA World Cup™ and Ferrari, Hublot characterizes itself through the “Art of Fusion” philosophy, bringing tradition into the future. On a commercial level, the network of stores currently stands at more than 80 exclusive boutiques around the world (Geneva, Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Paris, London, Berlin, Moscow, New York, Miami, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Ginza, Frankfurt, Zermatt…). For more information, visit www.hublot.com