Pelé, José Mourinho, Turin's Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Falcao, Roy Hodgson, Xherdan Shaqiri, Guangzhou Evergrande FC, Amsterdam's Ajax .... all the giants of football. All the big names, 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.
This year, to mark the forthcoming FIFA World Cup, for which Hublot is the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch, Hublot invites to discover them in a new, unique and different way. 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.
All of the images tell a story by capturing moments of closeness between the ambassador and the Hublot team: Pelé, the King of Football, was photographed on a stair landing in a fashionable Ipanema hotel in Rio, revealing his kindness and
attesting to a strength and fitness extraordinary for his age. José Mourinho, also known as The Special One, was photographed surrounded by clocks in a shadowy basement during a visit to the Hublot manufacture in Switzerland, while the Juventus players were beautifully captured in high spirits the day after their match against Fiorentina. The Paris Saint-Germain team are portrayed on the turf at their training centre, as the sun momentarily breaks through the clouds during a rainy afternoon just long enough to capture the photo.
Each photo bears Hublot's symbol for the FIFA World Cup: a football painted and decorated by the renowned artist Romero Britto, a Brazilian painter and sculptor whose work combines elements of Pop Art, Cubism and graffiti. This ball links all those involved in the project with the official watches of the FIFA World Cup, which are presented in cases in the shape of the football decorated by Britto.
Roy Hodgson – London, United Kingdom
Romero Britto - Romero’s studio in Miami, USA
Pelé - Hotel Fasano Rio, Brazil
PSG - Ooredoo Training Center, Paris, France
Juventus Center, Torino, Italy
José Mourinho - Hublot Manufacture, Nyon, Switzerland
Bayern Munich - Training Center, Munich, Germany
Xherdan Shaqiri - switzerland
Felipe Scolari - Estádio do Canindé, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Guangzhou Team - Guangzhou, China
Marcello Lippi - Guangzhou, China
Marcello Lippi & Guangzhou Team - Guangzhou, China
Jean-Claude Biver - Hublot Manufacture, Nyon, Switzerland
Mr Blatter - FIFA, Zurich, Switzerland
Falcao - Madrid, Spain
Michel Pont - Stade de Genève, Switzerland
Ricardo Guadalupe - Hublot Manufacture, Nyon, Switzerland
Howard Webb - Sheffield, United Kingdom