Hublot unveils the Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea Football Club The Official Watch of Chelsea FC

July 28, 2016 [Los Angeles, CA] – Tonight, Hublot joined together with the world renowned Chelsea FC to celebrate the team’s arrival in Los Angeles, and the unveiling of the Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea FC – the Official Watch of Chelsea FC. Following the UEFA EURO 2016TM games, for which Hublot served as the Official Watch, this day marks yet another extension of Hublot’s deeply invested interest in global football and ongoing support of the Hublot Loves Football campaign.

On July 28, Hublot U.S. Managing Director Jean-François Sberro hosted an exclusive event with the team, who is visiting Los Angeles as part of their North America tour – where they took on Liverpool 1 to 0 - to commemorate the partnership and the launch of the Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea FC timepiece in the U.S. The event took place at the Sony Pictures Studios, an iconic Hollywood space, as Hublot welcomed friends of the brand and media to celebrate the evening. The full squad attended the event alongside the team’s new head coach, Antonio Conte. The night brought numerous British elements to Hollywood – in addition to the team itself – including iconic red phone booths and black taxicabs, mini fish & chips with honey vinegar, artisanal ice cream in clever British flavors, posh London ladies in fascinators serving Moet & Chandon “Minis”, Belvedere martinis in “Chelsea” blue, and interactive photo opportunities with London icons and Chelsea’s famous Stamford Bridge stadium. The team itself kicked off the event arriving in a customized blue London double-decker bus before greeting Angeleno fans and media. Notable attendees included Jeremy Piven, Nigel Lythgoe, and Dontaye Draper.

For an only in Hollywood twist, however, the team honored their visit by leaving their footprints – and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois’ handprints – in a cement cast (ala Hollywood Walk of Fame) which will be sent to the Chelsea FC museum in London. Music was provided by DJ Kiss, sponsored by Chelsea FC partner Beats by Dre, which kept the crowd and players engaged until it was time for the team to get back on the bus to continue for their summer series of matches in the U.S.

Jean-François Sberro, Managing Director, Hublot of America, shared: “Hublot is thrilled to welcome the Chelsea FC to Los Angeles as we show our support for this great team and our dedication to the sport of football. The new timepiece perfectly encapsulates the quality, tradition and pursuit of excellence that flows through both of our organizations. We look forward to continuing our fruitful partnership as it has been a source of great excitement to see these two great names come together.”

The event also served to unveil the Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea FC – Hublot’s first timepiece with the football team. This watch features a 45mm titanium case with a sapphire anti-reflective treatment and the Chelsea FC lion logo situated at 12’o clock and also printed on the case-back glass so that the Chelsea lion is truly close to the heart of the wearer as it literally touches the pulse. Inspired by the iconic team colors, embellishments of blue are visible throughout the sunray satin-finished dial and straps. The timepiece is powered by HUB1143, an in-house automatic chronograph movement that provides the watch with twin counters at 3 and 9 o’clock, a date window at 6 o’clock and a 42-hour power reserve. The Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea FC is limited to 200 pieces and available for purchase globally at Hublot boutiques.

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