Hublot recently launched the Big Bang Chelsea FC at the home of “The Blues” in Stamford Bridge. This is the second timepiece created in partnership with the football club, with the first being in 2016.
Limited to 200 pieces, it features a 44mm stainless steel case and a bezel made of carbon fiber and blue Texalium.
Its blue sunray dial includes three counters at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, the latter being proudly engraved with “SW6”, Fulham postcode where Stamford Bridge is located.
Powered by a self-winding chronograph, the Big Bang Chelsea FC has a 42-hour power reserve. The Chelsea lion logo is situated both at 12 o’clock and on the case back crystal.
To put the final touches to this all blue look, the strap comes in rubber and blue alligator with a stainless steel deployant buckle clasp.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, said: “The Hublot Big Bang Chelsea FC reminds us of the great history of the Club, highlighted by Hublot’s audacious design and refined mechanics.”
“We are delighted to be unveiling our second Chelsea watch design with Hublot, here at Stamford Bridge in the heart of London. The design is exquisite and, like our partnership, we are very proud of this collaboration,” added Chris Townsend OBE, commercial director of Chelsea FC.
The presentation was also attended by Michel Pont, Hublot football consultant and former assistant coach of the Swiss National Football Team; Philippe Tardivel, Hublot marketing director; and Benoit Lecigne, Hublot brand director for the United Kingdom, France, Belux, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia.
The current Premier League champions, Chelsea FC were UEFA Champions League winners in 2012, following that success by lifting the UEFA Europa League trophy in 2013.
Hublot was the first luxury brand to invest in football in 2006, and has a close cooperation with FIFA as Official Timekeeper, a partnership, which includes presence at both the Confederations Cup and iconic World Cup tournaments.
Hublot is also closely linked with UEFATM since 2008, and with some of the most prestigious clubs in the world such as Juventus FC, Sport Lisboa Benfica and of course, Chelsea FC.