Following the success of the Classic Fusion Mykonos over the last seven years (2012 to 2018), Hublot and its local partner GOFAS Jewellery are unveiling a new Mykonos timepiece for summer 2019. Inspired by the Aegean Sea and the Cyclades Archipelago the watch is innovative for the first time featuring a sky blue ceramic bezel and unique rotating windmill, the iconic symbol of Mykonos, “waving” at 3 o’clock. The watch evokes without question the most archetypical of the Greek islands.
To celebrate summer, Hublot is dedicating its Classic Fusion Chronograph Mykonos model to the island and its iconic symbol: the discreet and elegant rotating windmill. Crowned with sky blue ceramic bezel, the 45-mm case encloses a skeleton self-winding chronograph movement, held on a bi-material strap in black rubber and sky blue alligator leather. The sapphire dial showcases the Hublot logo engraved at the crown in either polished king gold or titanium.
The trend Hublot perpetuates, where the mechanical microcosm is not hidden but fully revealed continues to be even more impressive in this collection, available only in Mykonos.
The limited editions of 50 pieces each of the titanium and king gold version represent the combination between the sky and the sea. A true fusion of the elements, born by the international collaboration “filled” with Greek color.
Classic Fusion Chronograph Ibiza
After Mykonos, Capri and Porto Cervo, Hublot conquered another Mediterranean jewel yesterday, inaugurating a pop-up boutique on Ibiza for the summer. Guests enjoyed a taster of the holidays on the Marina in the presence of Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of the House, and Noemi de Miguel, a TV host for Formula 1. It was also an opportunity to unveil the Classic Fusion Chronograph Ibiza, an innovative watch in blue ceramic that draws its creative inspiration from the island, its festive nature and its symbolism. A horological dedication to the enchantment of Ibiza, and a way to treat yourself to celebrate the summer.
Modern and authentic, traditional and cosmopolitan, bohemian and chic; Ibiza is alluring and overflowing with dualities. These dichotomies inspired us to make a chronograph that is at once very simple and very refined, thanks to its rubber and alligator strap. A way of celebrating the summer, which is synonymous with fun and freedom.
Ibiza the white island; like its immaculate traditional fincas, stands out against the pure azure sky and overlooks the crystal-clear blue sea. This Mediterranean pearl, imbued with bohemian nonchalance, harbours elegant, intimate places and radiates the festive atmosphere of the season. Hublot has set up shop here for summer 2019, dedicating its blue-and-white Classic Fusion Chronograph Ibiza model to the island. Crowned with a blue ceramic bezel, the 45-mm case encloses a chronograph movement, held on a bi-material strap in blue rubber and white alligator. As a nod to the hippy spirit that is part of Ibiza’s charm, the Peace and Love symbol features on the seconds counter drawn at 3 o’clock on the dial.
The Hublot boutique in Casablanca has been redesigned in line with the brand’s new architectural concept inspired by the Art of Fusion, combining luxury with modernity, innovation with tradition, and now invites its customers to a more welcoming space.
To mark this occasion, Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, and David Tedeschi, Regional Director for Latin America & the Caribbean and the Middle East & Africa, joined Kamal Sefrioui, Chairman and CEO of Mystère, partners of the brand in Morocco, in welcoming customers, watch collectors and members of the press at the boutique. An exclusive timepiece, the Classic Fusion 42 mm “Morocco” Special Edition, has been created on this occasion in honour of Morocco.
“We are delighted to have a Hublot boutique in Casablanca. This new space perfectly reflects our brand codes. We are confident that our customers in Morocco will be enchanted by this limited edition timepiece.”
– Ricardo Guadalupe
CEO of HUBLOT
“Morocco has a rich history and culture; we wanted to pay tribute to the country with this special edition. We look forward to seeing the watch on the wrists of Hublot fans who have greatly supported the brand in the country.”
– David Tedeschi
Regional Director for Latin America & the Caribbean and the Middle East & Africa
The boutique, located on Aïn HarroudaAvenue, was inaugurated during an official ceremony on June18; guests had the opportunity to discover the boutique’s exceptional new interior, created through a fusion of materials including glass, marble, metal, wood and leather. Large Pop Art paintings inspiredby iconic models from the watch Manufacture give anod to the world of art.
The Classic Fusion 42mm Special Edition “Morocco” is inspired by the Moroccan national flag. This watch, with its titanium case and 18K King Goldbezel, has a sport-luxe look while remaining classic. The timepiece is dotted with subtle references in the colours of the Moroccan flag; the dial has a red and green seconds hand, and the case back crystal features a tracing of the flag’s iconic green pentagram on a red background.
This limited edition of 25 pieces has been created to mark this occasion and will be available to customers of Hublot and Mystère in Morocco.
Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2019
On the wrist or on the water at the Bol d’Or Mirabaud (BOM), Hublot is poised to keep track of the new records set at the 81st edition of the world’s largest regatta on an inland lake. This competition is famously difficult, owing to the lake itself and the variety of winds experienced on it, turning its waters from navy blue to steel grey. These two colours feature on the Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2019, in recognition that the Bol d’Or, like Hublot, is an icon of Swissness. It is an example of innovation, and a symbol of performance and passion.
The winds on Lake Geneva are unpredictable. From a gentle breeze to high winds, Lake Geneva is known for its thermals which can change dramatically in the course of a day’s racing, spanning all four seasons in one day. Considered to be the most important race in international sailing, the Bol d’O Mirabaud attracts experienced sailors and amateurs alike. In addition, the race brings together multihulls (D35,M2, Easy to Fly, etc.) monohulls, monotypes and prototypes, all driven by this same passion for water and limit-testing. Not only is it a game of patience and strategy, but the Bol d’Or Mirabaud is also the most complicated regatta of the year to win. It is a race which has become iconic.
Like an innovation lab, the race is a test which sees new sailboats tackle the waters of Lake Geneva each year. In tribute to this powerful and unpredictable lake, Hublot has combined shades of blue which are part of the Bol d’Or’s history and its fascination. This watch, made from titanium, features an elegant colourway of navy blue and steel grey. TheClassic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2019isthe fusion of elegance and power.
This self-winding chronograph is a Swiss watch designed using innovative technologies. Measuring 45 mm in diameter and powered by the HUB 1143 movement, it offers a 42-hour power reserve–long enough to finish the race even with no wind (the slowest time on record is 31 hours and 54 minutes). It features a grey dial with sun ray satin-finish and two blue chronograph counters, which are circular-grained satin-finished, at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock. It is paired with a blue rubber strap incorporating grey technical fabric with blue stitching.
Available as a limited edition of 81 pieces, the Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2019 has been gifted to the winners of the Bol d’Or Challenge, the Bol de Vermeil and the ACVL-SRS Trophy: Ladycat Powered by Spindrift Racing, Rafficaet Modulo 93 Matière Grise.
26 – The number of boats that competed in the first regatta in 1939.
81 – The total of numbered Classic Fusion Chronograph “Bold’Or Mirabaud 2019″pieces in this limited edition, marking the 81st Bol d’Or race which will be held on 14-16 June 2019.
125 – The distance, in kilometres, covered by the boats crossing Lake Geneva, from Geneva to LeBouveret and back, making the race the world’s biggest regatta on an inland lake!
500 – The number of sailboats competing on the waters.
2013 – The year that marks Hublot’s appointment as official timekeeper.
Big Bang Unico White Ceramic and Big Bang Ferrari Red Ceramic History is made!
For the first time, three women took turns behind the wheel of a Ferrari 488 GTE to vie for a top spot alongside 61 other cars in France’s most famous endurance race: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This is a rare occurrence in the world of motor racing, and one that the brand is supporting through its partnership with Kessel Racing. To mark the occasion, the team’s drivers wore the Big Bang Unico 42 mm White unisex calibre HUB1280. Also partnering Ferrari, Hublot saw its colours sported by four cars in total as they graced the starting grids of the famous Le Mans track this weekend.
“Since its first edition in 1923, only 21 teams out of 4237 have been all – female, totalling just 0.5% of participants. Not enough is done to showcase female drivers. Despite this, they continue to push boundaries, both mechanical and physical, ensuring every last tenth of a second counts. Daring, passion, precision… these values drive both them and us. If Hublot can help to shine the spotlight on them… then why not aim for the highest accolade, the podium?”
– Ricardo Guadalupe
CEO of HUBLOT
Only the 22nd all-female team ever, the Iron Dames were led by Deborah Mayer, with co-drivers Manuela Gostner (Italy), Rahel Frey (Switzerland) and Michelle Gatting (Denmark). These incredible women had already raced together, at the Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi last December, where they finished sixth in the overall classification, and second in their category!
Through its partnership with Kessel Racing, the manufacturer also supported Iron Lynx, a team that included Claudio Schiavoni, Sergio Pianezzola, and Andrea Piccini. In timeless white, the symbol of unity and harmony, the Big Bang Unico 42 White worn by these women is a stark contrast to the powerful Ferrari red of the Big Bang Ferrari Red Ceramic that the men’s team wore. A 45 mm carbon case houses the UNICO HUB 1241 manufacture movement.
The helmets, suits and cars of the four sponsored teams feature full Hublot branding.
Hublot passes on its congratulations to the drivers of Ferrari #51 ( Pier Guidi, Calado and Serra) and AF Corse for their victory in the LMGTE PRO category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Born to drive, Loris Kessel’s passion is still at the heart of the group’s activities. The soul of the Swiss driver lives on in our racing division, Kessel Racing. Kessel Racing has participated in Ferrari GT and Ferrari Challenge races since its inception. In addition to its involvement in motor racing competitions, the Kessel Group also has a classic car division and a dealership selling four different makes (Ferrari, Maserati, Bentley, Pagani).
Iron Dames is a project headed by Deborah Mayer and officially backed by the FIA WIMC (Women in Motorsport Commission). The Iron Dames brand was specially conceived to combine passion, femininity and innovation. Also, fans can follow the fortunes of the Iron Dames on social media: Instagram (@iron.dames), Facebook (Iron Dames).
Iron Lynx introduces itself on the international motoring scene. Based in Cesena (Italy), it offers the broadest range of services focused on the driver and the automotive product: Racing and Driving Academy, Exclusive Events and Incentive Agency, Gentlem an Drivers Club, a garage for storage, maintenance and management of top – level cars, Testing & Support for automotive product development.
Thanks to an obsessive attention to detail and in – depth knowledge of this extraordinary sector, it is able to guide promising young and gentlemen drivers towards optimal performance; specialised support for motorsport professionals; specific advice for automotive players; services tailored to specific needs.
From 7 June to 7 July, France hosts one month of competition, 52 matches and 24 teams, all battling it out in 9 stadiums around the country. One year after the French men’s team secured victory, football is attracting increasing numbers of female spectators. Similarly, the 8th FIFA Women’s World CupTM will certainly draw in many new supporters.
The semi-finals are set to take place on 2 and 3 July, with the final on 7 July in Lyon. As the Official Timekeeper of the 2019 edition of the tournament, Hublot is showing its support for women’s football. The ambitious watch manufacturer demonstrates its conviction and enthusiasm for women’s football, despite the sport having existed for some one hundred years.
Since the French men’s team won in Russia, the number of female French Football Federation members has risen by 15%, an incredible amount in less than a year.
We are enthusiastically supporting the sport because we share fundamental values.
To dare is often to believe in future successes.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup is set to change the image of solely male fans. It will certainly attract women to the terraces and, who knows, perhaps result in future players just as talented as our professional footballer friends.
CEO of HUBLOT
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