Hublot has created a special edition Classic Fusion Chronograph with Canadian baseball legend Jose Bautista.
The watch was unveiled at an event hosted by Hublot North America managing director Jean-François Sberro in Toronto last week.
“We are excited to reveal a special timepiece we created exclusively for legendary baseball player Jose Bautista, formerly of the Toronto Blue Jays. He is yet another athletic powerhouse to add to Hublot’s long-standing history with the world of professional sports. Another “Legend” in the Hublot family. Canada is an important market for us and we are hoping to excite Bautista’s local fans,” said Mr Sberro.
Mr Bautista was on hand to add sporting stardust to the launch. “I am proud to join Hublot’s family of greats, especially since I have always been such an admirer of their timepieces. The visit to the Swiss watch Manufacture HQ to work on the design with my favorite watchmaker was incredibly special and a unique experience and I hope my friends and fans love the final product as much as I do,” he said.
It was the second time that Hublot had held a launch event in Canada ; the first was the opening of a branded boutique in Vancouver in September last year.
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Special Edition “Jose Bautista” is an all black timepiece. The dial features his baseball number, 19 at 12 o’clock and is adorned with 21 black diamonds and polished black plated appliques.
The 45mm case is black ceramic on a black rubber alligator strap with grey stitching, and the right-hand chronograph function is designed in the likeness of a baseball. The star’s autograph is visible on the sapphire case back that exposes the Caliber Hublot HUB1143 movement.