Hublot becomes the watch partner of the legendary Club Atlético Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires. An association celebrated by the launch of a special watch!
“Hublot which is the first luxury brand to enter the football universe fused its values with those of Boca Juniors, such as its ability to get inspired, innovate and to be dynamic, is very proud to partner with this famous club from Latin America. We wish all the best to the team for the next season”.
Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO
In 2006, Hublot became the first Luxury brand to commit to football. Exactly 101 years before that, the “Boca Juniors” as they’ve been known since, founded their club in the working-class district of La Boca, in Buenos Aires. The club today is a legend that never left Argentina’s first division.
Hublot is now becoming the watch partner of the Club Atlético Boca Juniors as its Official Timekeeper, Official Watch and Official Sponsor. A union resulting in the launch of an exclusive watch: the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Boca Juniors. This exclusive version of the Classic Fusion chronograph sports the colours of the Boca Juniors: blue and yellow! The logo is visible on the dial and the crystal of the back cover that opens onto the automatic movement. The strap, which is also blue, is finished with yellow double stitching.
A little detail takes on great significance: when the date aperture displays the twelfth day of the month, the number is not white on a black base like the other 30; it is yellow. This is a nod to the club’s “12th player”: its fans! A very strong symbol. Produced as a limited edition of 50 pieces, this is the perfect watch for the wrist of football fans who breathe, live and bleed blue and gold.
“Partnering and being chosen by such a brand like Hublot is for us an achievement and a great pride. This partnership represents the fusion between the art of watchmaking and the precision of football”. Daniel Angelici, President of the Boca Juniors Club
November 2018 could not be better timing for this limited edition launch date as Boca Juniors sets up a historic Superclasico Copa Libertadores final, South America’s most important soccer club tournament. The watch series was launched at the Alberto J. Armando stadium in Buenos Aires, known for its name “La Bombonera”, the home of Boca Juniors Club Atletico. Argentina’s television personalities Pampita (Ana Carolina Ardohain) and Pollo Alvarez welcomed guests for a unique presentation. The launch of the Classic Fusion Chornograph Boca Juniors happened on the football pitch as guests watched from the new HUBLOT VIP space and presidential box (Palco presidential) of the stadium. Hublot’s CEO, Mr Ricardo Guadalupe, first held a speech next to Boca Junior president Mr Daniel Angelici and Boca General Secretary Mr Christian Gribaudo, along with select Boca players who then announced the countdown to the reveal of the watch. Special guests included Guillermo Coppola and football legends Rolando Schiavi and Coco Basile who also joined for the grand opening of the Hublot VIP and the Palco Presidencial (presidential box), an exclusive area of the second-floor center field of the stadium that has been personalized with Hublot’s branding and DNA in celebration of this unique partnership that continues Hublot’s special mark in the world of football.
The Alberto J. Armando Stadium in Buenos Aires has become a prominent space in the history of this Club, and the election of it to seal this alliance not only represents the DNA of the brand but also its genuine interest in the world of football. In this way, Hublot becomes part of the Boca Juniors Club family and the club is now part of the Hublot family. The limited edition of the Classic Fusion Boca Juniors reminds us all that this team is a symbol of success and loyalty. Surely this is only the beginning of a stage where to share parties and unique moments in this stadium leading to the creation of new stories between the brand and the Club.
Hublot Loves Football Timeline
2006 I Hublot claims its place as the first luxury brand to commit itself to the beautiful game as Sponsor of the Swiss football team
2008 I Official Watch for UEFA Euro in Austria and Switzerland
2008 I Official Timekeeper for Manchester United FC
2010 | Official Timekeeper for FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa
2011 I Official Timekeeper for Ajax Amsterdam
2012 I Official Watch for UEFA Euro in Poland and Ukraine
2012 I Official Timekeeper for Juventus FC
2012 I Official Timekeeper for Bayern München FC
2013 I Official Timekeeper for Paris Saint-Germain FC
2014 I Official Timekeeper for FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil
2015 I Official Timekeeper for FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in Canada
2015 I Official Timekeeper for Chelsea FC
2015 I Official Watch for UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League (2015-2018)
2016 I Official Watch for UEFA Euro in France
2016 I Partner of Best FIFA Football Award™
2016 I Golden Foot Hublot awarded to Gianluigi Buffon
2017 I Official Timekeeper for Sport Lisboa e Benfica
2017 I Official Timekeeper for FIFA Confederations Cup
2017 I Golden Foot Hublot awarded to Iker Casillas
2018 I Official Timekeeper for FIFA World Cup™ in Russia
2018 I Official Timekeeper for Club Atlético Boca Juniors
Classic Fusion Chronograph Boca Juniors
Reference: 521.NX.7197.VR.FBJ18, limited to 50 pieces
Diameter: 45 mm
Water Resistant: 5 ATM (50m)
Case: Polished and satin-finished titanium
Bezel: Polished and satin-finished titanium
Screws « H »: Polished titanium
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Crown: Polished titanium with engraved HUBLOT logo
Case back: Satin-finished titanium engraved “SPECIAL EDITION” + “XX/50”
Case back Glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment + “FBJ18” logo
Dial: Blue sunray satin-finished + “FBJ18” logo printed at 6.00
Polished rhodium-plated appliques
Hands: Polished rhodium-plated hands and yellow lacquered chronograph
Movement: Caliber Hublot HUB1143, self-winding Chronograph movement
No of Components: 280 (59 rubies)
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours
Strap: Black rubber and blue calf with yellow stitching
Stainless steel deployant buckle clasp