Swiss watch brand Hublot has released a limited edition watch of 200 pieces celebrating its partnership with reigning Premier League champions Chelsea.
The official presentation of the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea took place at the club’s Surrey training base in the presence of Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, and Christian Purslow, managing director of Chelsea.
Players Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard, Pedro and Bertrand Traore led guests in a test of precision with a special football shotting chaellbne.
Hublot and Chjelsea announced their partnership in August 2015 on the first day of the current season. Hublot now has a strong presence at the club’s Stamford Bridge ground, on LED score display screens and pitch-side banners, as well as through clocks displayed in key areas around the site.
Guadalupe commented: “Our partnership with Chelsea these last six months has been hugely fruitful and it has been a source of great excitement to see these two great names coming together. The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea is the perfect representation of these two legendary names and the ideal watch for this stylish club, which is based in the world’s most stylish city.”
The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea features a 45mm satin-finished and polished titanium case and bezel, and is powered by calibre HUB1143, an 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 decorated movement can be seen through the watch’s sapphire case back. The Chelsea lion logo is situated at 12’o clock and also on the crystal from the case back, so that the Chelsea lion is truly close to the heart of the wearer as it literally touches the pulse.
The dial is blue, inspired by Chelsea colours, and has a sunray satin finish and a hand-applied Chelsea FC Lion appliqué at 12 o’clock. The watch is water-resistant to 50 metres (5ATM) and comes on a black leather strap with a blue rubber lining and trim, with a stainless steel deployant buckle clasp.