Loyal to the spirit of “becoming the first, unique and different”, Hublot became the first luxury watch brand to enter the cricket sport and became the 2015 International Cricket Council (International Cricket Council) The official timekeeper for the Cricket World Cup and the 2016 World Twenty20 event. Today, Hublot proudly announces that its long-term partnership with the International Cricket Council will continue until 2020. The new cooperation agreement is extended to all events, including the Champions Cup and the Women’s World Cup to be held this year.
‘As the first luxury watch brand to enter the cricket sport, Hublot has once again proven its uniqueness. This iconic sport will also mark the brand’s global marketing. Following the 2015 board I am glad that Hublot will continue to be the official timing partner of the International Cricket Council after joining hands with the 2016 World Twenty20 tournament and working with ambassadors like Michael Clarke (Australia) and Rohit Sharma (India) Proud, ‘said Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot.
After signing the new cooperation agreement, Hublot will win the Player of the Match and Player of the Tournament for the semi-finals and finals of all major international cricket council events. A precious timepiece is awarded as a reward.
Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world and has a broad base of fans and enthusiasts. By supporting cricket, Hublot takes the lead. Now the brand is committed to building deeper and more meaningful partnerships, not only with the International Cricket Council, but also with the athlete community. The new partnership demonstrates Hublot’s forward-looking brand spirit and values of excellence.
David Richardson, Chief Executive Officer of the International Cricket Council, said: ‘It is a great pleasure to see match partners further expand their support for cricket over the long term. Hublot watches will be awarded to ‘Best in the field’ and ‘Best in game’ It’s a meaningful way to make us recognize the outstanding contributions of these players. ‘
To celebrate the sport and the International Cricket Council event, Hublot has created a new Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph exclusively for fans. Some subtle details make this watch unique. The triple scale decorated at 12 o’clock on the dial is reminiscent of the three-poster gate on the cricket court. The pointers on the two sub-dials are shaped like cricket bats. The blue calfskin strap on black rubber is sewn in the same way as cricket.
Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Reference number: 525.NX.0129.ICC16 (titanium)-limited to 250 pieces; 525.OX.0129.VR.ICC16 (18K King Gold)-limited to 100 pieces
Case: 45mm diameter, satin & polished titanium or satin & polished 18K king gold
Water resistance: 50 meters
Movement: HUB1155 automatic chronograph movement, skeletonized
Power reserve: 42 hours