Two Hublot ambassadors make history with golden records at the Olympic Games in Rio

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"Usain and Justin have left their mark on the games in Rio with their accomplishments and written a new page of sporting history. They are the kind of achievements that the rest of the world can only dream of and be inspired by. The whole planet is in awe of their efforts. We are extremely proud to have them in the Hublot family!". Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot          
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August 2016 – Multiple record-holder Usain Bolt entered the sports hall of fame with an illustrious performance in Rio. Three new gold medals; the first ever triple treble. Justin Rose recorded the first hole in one in the history of Olympic golf, and also took gold in golf's first return to the Games since 1904. Both exceptional feats that will carve the names of these two athletes, Hublot and Rio in history. Hublot is immensely proud of its ambassadors and would like to congratulate them on their performances worthy of a real Big Bang.

Usain Bolt

The first triple treble in history
The fastest man in the world confirmed his unrivalled status by pulling off a performance that won him his third triple Olympic gold. Following on from Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012, Bolt attained the much sought-after and exclusive triple treble – three gold medals in 100 m, 200 m and 4x100 m at three consecutive Olympiads. Happy coincidence saw the out-and-out champion celebrate his 30th birthday on the last day of the Games. The king of world sprinting takes his Olympic reverence to the peak of his sport.

9 times Olympic champion and 11 times World Champion, Bolt has long been a living legend. The three medals he won at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing had already bestowed on him the status of the most brilliant athlete in history, and the only sportsperson ever to have won the triple treble. All he needed was the Olympic triple treble to round off his astonishing career. The word "legend" is no longer sufficient to do justice to the Jamaican's talent and career. He has entered the sports hall of fame.

Launched on the day of the Opening ceremony of the games, the new Big Bang Unico Usain Bolt is crowned in gold. Released in two limited editions – a 45 mm Big Bang case cut from 3N yellow gold or black ceramic – the seconds of its chronograph flyback count the time under the impulse of a hand shaped like a lightning bolt. The design features touches of green and gold, and a silhouette of the Jamaican flag adorns the strap. A lightning bolt silhouette is emblazoned across the sapphire case-back that covers the in-house UNICO movement. A symbol of victory to sport on the wrist.

Justin Rose

First Olympic hole in one and the third Olympic golf champion in history
Aged 36, the British talent Justin Rose will now always be associated with the return of golf to the Olympic Games after more than a century of absence. During the first qualifying round in Rio, he scored the first hole in one of the Olympic Games. On a par 3 hole, a shot of 172 metres that wrote him into the history books. A Hublot ambassador since 2015, Justin Rose is one of the world's top 10 players; 7 times PGA Tour champion, holder of 8 victories in the European Tour and 2013 US Open champion, he will be playing for Team Europe in the Ryder Cup. A brilliant track record now crowned with an Olympic gold.

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