Like the World Cup itself, Hublot is everywhere. On its ambassadors’ wrists, soccer stars or not, on the Copacabana sands, in glossy magazines, and most of all inside the stadiums, held aloft by the fourth official. Fever pitch!
According to the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), the last World Cup, held in South Africa in 2010, kept 3.2 billion fans on the edge of their seats, including 700 million for the nailbiting final that saw Spain beat the Netherlands. These are impressive numbers, particularly from the point of view of Hublot. As the official timekeeper and official watch for this year’s tournament, the brand has succeeded in equipping the fourth official with boards that bear a striking resemblance to giant watches, emblazoned with the Hublot logo, of course. Each time a player is substituted or whenever extra time is displayed, a supersized Big Bang, Hublot’s flagship watch, is brandished before supporters all over the planet. With billions of people following the matches on TV, the brand has put the ball squarely in the net.
Hublot and Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, probably the most important cultural symbols in our time, have became a member of together inside an imaginative collaboration leading to two stunning watches in 18k gold or ceramic included in the recently revealed Shawn Carter Collection.
The high standard Hublot replica watches, both on black alligator straps, fall around the top end from the Barneys collaboration, having a yellow 18K gold watch along with a black ceramic version. Within the watch is definitely an Hublot made ultra thin HUB1300 by hand wound mechanical movement. The starburst emblem around the dial may be the official logo design from the Shawn Carter collection.
Introduced to existence with the artist’s appear installation within Barneys’, “A New You are able to Holiday,” Mr. Carter chose classical design Hublot replica to represent his legendary style through two custom watches in the luxury watchmaker’s Classic Fusion line. The special edition collection is going to be available solely at Barneys New You are able to and also at choose Hublot boutiques worldwide beginning November 20th. Following a holiday installation, the watches will survive included in the recently minted Collection.
The choice to collaborate was an apparent one – Carter’s relationship using the watch manufacturing company has lengthy been famous through his frequent references towards the brand in the lyrics and the popularity of the posh watchmaker’s bold designs and masterful innovation.
Twenty-five percent of sales in the Barneys collaboration may benefit the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. Honoring its 10-year anniversary, the building blocks is really a New You are able to-based charitable organisation, which honours publish-secondary scholarship grants to students facing socio-economic struggles.