Hublot supported a fundraiser in California this week in support of Best Buddies, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The event also served as a kick-off to the annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle cycling race taking place this weekend on Saturday, September 8.
Hublot North America president Jean-François Sberro unveiled a watch that will raise funds for the charity. The Big Bang Unico Best Buddies Limited Edition is a lightweight timepiece inspired by cycling.
The case, which is made of Texalium, houses a Unico chronograph movement. It can be worn on a black velcro strap with orange stitching, or a black rubber and orange alligator strap with orange stitching.
Anthony Shriver, founder and CEO of Best Buddies International, hosted the event at the private home of Robert and Trina Dean, who are long-term supporters of the organization.
They were joined by international ambassadors George Hincapie and Christian Vande Velde and supporters including BJ White and Larry Larkin. Other notable attendees included All-Star baseball legend Barry Bonds, former NBA point guard Beno Udrih, and philanthropist Steve Hearst.