Olympia London, London I 11th May 2018
Last night, Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte and his squad, the Chelsea Ladies and Academy teams and management attended the highly anticipated 52nd edition of the Chelsea FC Awards at Olympia London. The event was hosted by the renowned English sports broadcaster Sam Matterface and the British Television & Radio Presenter Seema Jaswal.
Hublot was the proud sponsor of the VIP reception which set the tone for the whole evening where the players and select VIP guests were regaled with football anecdotes and glimpses into the club’s illustrious past while celebrating the current success and future ambition. Hublot also had the privilege to award the very last Big Bang Chelsea FC, the limited edition number 200, to the “Player of The Year” voted by the fans: the defensive midfielder N’Golo Kanté. As for the Chelsea FC Goal of the Year, it went to Willian.
The Big Bang Chelsea FC is the second watch created in partnership with Chelsea FC and is limited to 200 exclusive timepieces worldwide. It features a 44mm stainless steel case and a bezel made of carbon fiber and blue Texalium. Its blue sunray dial, which proudly matches the Chelsea’s iconic blue jerseys, features three counters at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, the latter being engraved with “SW6”, the Fulham postcode where Stamford Bridge is located. Powered by a self-winding chronograph, the Big Bang Chelsea FC boasts a 42-hour power reserve. The Chelsea lion is highlighted both at 12 o’clock and on the sapphire crystal case-back. 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.
Hublot is proud to be the Chelsea FC official watch and official timekeeper since 2016 and together they have recorded victories but also celebrated feats. This partnership has given birth to two limited editions: the Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea FC in 2016 and the Big Bang Chelsea FC in 2017. After the recent FA Cup semi-final victory against Southampton, Hublot wishes all the best to the Blues for the final game against Manchester United on the 19th of May.
Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO, said: “Partnering with Chelsea FC was the natural choice for Hublot, as both strive for perfection and precision in everything they do. I am incredibly proud to offer the Hublot Big Bang Chelsea FC to N’Golo Kanté as well as my congratulations on this special occasion and look forward
to continuing this partnership for the future.”
BIG BANG CHELSEA FC
Reference: 301.SY.7129.LR.CFC17 – Limited to 200 pieces Case 44 mm diameter
Satin-finished stainless steel
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Case-back: Satin-finished stainless steel with sapphire crystal Bezel Carbon fiber
and blue Texalium
Dial: Blue sunray satin-finished dial with Chelsea Football Club lion applique at 12
Movement: Hublot HUB4100 self-winding movement with chronograph
No. of components: 252 (27 jewels) Power reserve 42 hours Water resistance 10 ATM
Strap: Black rubber and blue alligator with white stitching strap with stainless steel
deployant buckle clasp
About Chelsea Football Club
Chelsea Football Club is one of the world’s top football clubs and current Premier league champions. UEFA Champions League winners in 2012, the club followed that success by lifting the UEFA Europa League trophy in 2013. Founded in 1905, Chelsea is London’s most central football club, based at the iconic 42,000-capacity Stamford Bridge stadium.
Nicknamed ‘the Blues’, Chelsea are five-time English Premier League champions and have also lifted the FA Cup seven times, the Football League Cup five times, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup twice, the UEFA Super Cup once and the Football League Championship once, in 1955. The Europa League triumph saw Chelsea become the first English club to win all three major UEFA competitions, and the first club ever to hold both the Champions League and Europa League at the same time.
In addition to possessing some of the world’s most recognisable players and head coach Antonio Conte, the club has also invested in its future with a state-of-the-art Academy and training centre in Cobham, Surrey. Since its opening in 2007, Chelsea have lifted the FA Youth Cup trophy six times and the UEFA Youth League twice. The Chelsea Ladies team also won the FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Cup Double in 2015.
Additionally, the Chelsea Foundation boasts one of the most extensive community initiatives in sport, working in 30 countries around the world, helping improve the lives of more than 900,000 children and young people each year.
“Hublot – « A different way to progress » say those who know this unique Swiss luxury watch company, where each and every moment moves forward to create the future at breathtaking speed. A dream, initiated and developed by Hublot’s Chairman Jean-Claude Biver with CEO, Ricardo Guadalupe, these two men are responsible for turning the Hublot brand into a genuine success story in which the Big Bang, Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang and Manufacture Pieces represent the symbols of a constantly evolving tradition. From watch complications and revolutionary materials to world class collaborations such as FIFA World Cup™ and Ferrari, Hublot characterizes itself through the “Art of Fusion” philosophy, bringing tradition into the future. On a commercial level, the network of stores currently stands at more than 80 exclusive boutiques around the world (Geneva, Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Paris, London, Berlin, Moscow, New York, Miami, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Ginza, Frankfurt, Zermatt…). For more information, visit www.hublot.com.