Hublot Joins Hands with Lippi and Guangzhou EvergrandeClose
This is an important day for Hublot in China - with the presence of Hublot Chairman Jean-Claude Biver and Marcello Lippi , Head Coach of the Guangzhou Evergrande FC (of which Hublot is Official Timekeeper since 2013) – to mark the Chinese debut of Hublot’s artistic exhibition "Hublot Loves Football" with the unveiling of the “ Official Watch ” of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
The perfect occasion to announce Marcello Lippi as new ambassador of the brand ! A keen watch enthusiast, Mr Lippi joins the Hublot family alongside the Brazilian living legend Pelé , the fastest man in the world Usain Bolt , US basketball star Kobe Bryant , and the most famous football coaches José Mourinho , Roy Hodgson , and Luiz Felipe Scolari to name just a few.
Mr. Lippi said : “I am very honored to join Hublot global family. Mr. Biver and Hublot’s passion and dedication in football are truly admirable. I am
Hublot Chairman Mr. Jean-Claude Biver added : "The fusion between Hublot and football has driven unprecedented passion throughout our collaborations with global events, top clubs and superstars. Today I am thrilled to welcome the living legend coach Marcello Lippi in our family. At the same time, we also focus our interest and support to the development of Chinese football industry. Under Lippi’s coaching, Guangzhou Evergrande is making history for China. The spirit of innovation is very much the shared value between us. We are planning to roll out further cooperation with Guangzhou Evergrande and support the new energy to the Chinese football. ”
Marcello Lippi, Commendatore OMRI; is a World Cup-winning football manager. As a manager, he also won five Serie A titles, two Chinese Super
As the world's first high-end luxury brand pioneering in collaboration with football in 2006, Hublot has since then worked in close collaboration with FIFA, appointed Official Timekeeper & Official Watch of the FIFA World Cup™. The countdown has already started in Brazil, visible to all on the giant Hublot clocks designed by the celebrated Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and installed on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro,