Artist Romero Britto Debuts Handpainted Cases for Hublot’s 2014 FIFA World CupBrazil™ Watch.
April 2014 (Miami, FL) – The “Hublot Loves Football” Campaign World Tour made its only American stop inMiami with Brand Ambassador
Pelé on April 28, 2014. The occasion took place inside the iconic artist RomeroBritto’s Wynwood Studio, where Pelé discussed his collaboration with the Official Timekeeper of the 2014 FIFAWord Cup™.
This day marked the US debut of Hublot’s “Official Watch” of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ – the Big BangUnico Bi-Retrograde
Chronograph. It is the first Hublot timepiece ever produced with a bi-retrograde functionalong with a central chronograph. This mechanical movement, entirely adapted for soccer fans, allows for thewatch to be used to time each half of a game and even can track overtime! This is another example of the brand’s love and
support of the sport and how even this drives innovation.
Romero Britto unveiled his specially designed boxes, which will hold the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Watches. Each football-shaped sculpture is constructed and decorated by Britto, himself the FIFA Ambassador for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™,
adding a special artistic touch to the limited editiontimepieces.
The experience also brought an open format Q&A with Pelé. During the Q&A, “The King of Football” himselffielded questions about his collaboration with Hublot, the upcoming World Cup and the future of Major LeagueSoccer in Miami.
Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO, said : “It is a privilege to celebrate Hublot’s partnerships with the FIFAWorld Cup Brazil, Romero Britto, and living legend Pelé here in Miami. Hublot has a strong, deep-rootedhistory with the sport of football, and we are thrilled to bring this history to life with the launch of our Big
BangUnico Bi-Retrograde Chronograph, the ultimate fusion of watchmaking and football. Partnering with Pelé – the iconic King of Football -and renowned artist Romero Britto allows Hublot to share our dedication to watchmaking, football and art as we prepare to celebrate the World Cup Brazil this summer.”
Although its official
name is the "Hublot Big Bang Official Watch of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™", it hasalready earned the name "Soccer Bang". There are two versions: an 18K King Gold model with carbon fiberbezel, limited to just 100 pieces, and a black ceramic version, also with a carbon fiber bezel, limited to 200numbered pieces. Both carry the official
logo, on the transparent sapphire crystal back, showcasing thebrand’s UNICO manufacture movement.
About “Hublot Loves Football campaign”
Pelé, José Mourinho, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Falcao, Roy Hodgson…livinglegends of football who have chosen Hublot, not only
to be ambassadors and friends of the brand, but also towork together on a variety of projects. To mark the forthcoming FIFA World Cup™, for which Hublot is the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch, the Swiss watch brand invites us to discover them in a new, and different way. The result is 12 exceptional portraits
which reveal them as they've never been seen before. 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. Each photo bearsHublot's symbol for the FIFA World Cup: a football painted and decorated by the renowned artist Romero Britto , This ball links all those involved in the project with the official watches of the FIFA World Cup™, whichare presented in cases in the shape of the football decorated by Britto.