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Monaco, Hublot Loves Football during Grand Prix Weekend


At 7 p.m. on Tuesday 20th May, on the eve of the first practice sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix and less than one month before the FIFA™ World Cup kicks off, the Stade Louis II in Monaco is hosting the ultimate charity match, one of the most well-attended in Europe.

Under the high patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, two prestigious teams, " AS Star Team MC " vs. " Formula One Drivers ", played the game (both figuratively and literally) to raise money for the “Military Ordre Hospitalier S. Lazare of Jerusalem MC”, to build a home in Madagascar on a small island benefiting 50 kids.

HSH Prince Albert II, Pierre Casiraghi, Louis Ducruet, David Ginola, David Ginola, Fredrik Ljunbergb, José Cobos were joined by a host of other names to form AS Star Team MC, whose rivals on the pitch were the F1 drivers-cum-footballers, including Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Kevin Magnussen, Giancarlo Fisichella, etc. All of the players sported Hublot-branded shirts , branding which looks ahead to Hublot's

participation in the World Cup as the Official Timekeeper. Of course, just like for the World Cup matches, the substitution board also sported the Hublot brand at the edge of the pitch, and the panels around it also featured the watch brand's black and white colour scheme.

No less impressive were the post-match festivities. In the Marriott Hotel close to the stadium, the guests at the Gala Dinner were able to discover the Ferrari watches and the Official Watch for the World Cup 2014 , along with the series of artistic portraits entitled "Hublot Loves Football" depicting friends and ambassadors of Hublot as part of the World Cup campaign.

Pelé, José Mourinho, Juventus FC, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Falcao, Roy Hodgson… all the footballing icons. All the living legends of football who have chosen Hublot, not only to be ambassadors and friends of the brand throughout the world, but also to work together on a variety of projects, some in aid of charity and others like the one being presented today. 

This year, to mark the forthcoming FIFA World Cup, for which Hublot is the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch , the Swiss watch brand invites us – at the request of its CEO Ricardo Guadalupe – to discover them in a new, unique and different way – rather like it approaches all of its projects. The result is a series of striking and exceptional portraits which reveals them as they've never been seen before. Each photo portrays the unique personality of the person or group, but with a shared thread, the Hublot symbol for the FIFA World Cup: A football decorated by the famous Brazilian artist Romero Britto, which also forms a football-shaped display case for each watch.

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