Hublot Official Timekeeper of the 2016 Bol d’Or Mirabaud

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78th edition of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud: Hublot reasserts its passion for water sports, and unveils its new Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph 2016 Bol d’Or Mirabaud.

As Official Timekeeper of the 2016 Bol d’Or Mirabaud for the fourth consecutive year, Hublot is confirming its passion for sailing and its fondness for the Lake Geneva region. An event packed with positive energy, and waves of excitement and passion, supporting the Bol d’Or Mirabaud is a perfect match for Hublot's philosophy, as a firm proud of its record of encouraging passionate and ambitious yachtsmen.

Every year, more than 500 boats take their place at the starting line of the famous Port Noir in Geneva, ready to race the 66.5 nautical miles, facing the whims of the winds. This spectacular start to the race, which each year brings together professional yachtsmen and amateurs, as well as 100 volunteers and 20 boats from the Société Nautique de Genève to manage the competing multihulls and monohulls.

To delight the thousands of spectators, the iconic race will begin on Saturday 11 June 2016 at 10:00, with the competitors tackling the 123 kilometres of the course Port Noir-Bouveret-Port Noir.

To celebrate this 78th edition, Hublot is unveiling a 78-piece numbered limited watch. Inspired by the codes of sailing and showcasing the blue colours of Lake Geneva, the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph 2016 Bol d’Or Mirabaud will be sure to win over sportspeople looking for a touch of chic, with its skeleton dial and its carbon fibre bezel. This high-tech material is particularly prized by sportspeople, renowned for its lightness, impact resistance and instantly recognisable design. The case of this Classic Fusion is made from black ceramic, and the technical fabric strap is stitched onto blue rubber. The use of the materials carbon fibre, ceramic, technical fabric and rubber embodies the principle of the Art of Fusion, which is so dear to Hublot.

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, made the following statement: "For the fourth consecutive year, Hublot has the honour and pleasure of partnering the Bol d’Or Mirabaud as Official Timekeeper. Supporting a regatta of such stature seems to us an obvious choice. Hublot and the Bol d’Or share similar values, such as passion and innovation. We wish all the competitors the best, and hope that the elements will be with them this weekend!"

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