Jean-Claude Biver Receives 2010 Entrepreneurship Gaia Award

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On September 16, Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver received the "2010 Entrepreneurship" Gaia Award for "his career as a whole and his qualities as a visionary businessman and marketing genius". The award ceremony was held at the La Chaux-de-Fonds International Watchmaking Museum, and the award was presented by Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, Chairman of the Jury and Curator of the Museum. … [Read more...]


Hublot and Manchester United Raise Funds for UNICEF

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Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver teamed up with players from Manchester United in New York City recently for the Hublot Million Dollar Challenge. The event, staged between the Flatiron and Empire State buildings, drew over 1500 people and raised funds for United for UNICEF, the English club’s charity. … [Read more...]


Usain Bolt is Hublot’s Newest Ambassador

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Hublot has announced that Jamaican sprint star and 3 time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has joined the ranks of the exceptional sportsmen and women who are members of the Hublot family. Bolt electrified the world with his performances at the 2008 Summer Olympics and he currently hold world records in the 100 and 200 meters, and with his teammates the 4x100 meter relay. … [Read more...]


Hublot Celebrates FIFA World Cup Timekeeper Role With Official World Cup Watch

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Hublot has announced the signing of one of the most prestigious agreements in its history. The brand will serve as the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch for the next two FIFA World Cup events in 2010 and 2014. This is the first time in FIFA World Cup history that a watchmaking brand will serve as the Official FIFA Timekeeper and have a presence on the substitution board. … [Read more...]


Confrérie Horlogère Hublot Presents “Liberty”

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When formerly high-flying Swiss movement manufacturer BNB Concept sunk under the weight of its accounts receivable in January, Jean-Claude Biver swung into action, bringing BNB's managing director Mathias Buttet and about 30 of his watchmakers to Hublot. Biver also acquired BNB's entire machine base. These decisive steps place Hublot among the few brands that can independently design and produce even the most complex movements in-house. The group's first new creation was shown at Baselworld. … [Read more...]


Hublot Announces New U.S. and Latin America President

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Hublot has announced the appointment of Beatrice de Quervain Blanchard as U.S. President. De Quervain Blanchard will join Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver and Managing Director Ricardo Guadalupe to oversee the U.S. expansion strategy. At Hublot, de Quervain Blanchard will focus on gaining market share through a diverse marketing program that will include the opening of new boutique stores, a strong wholesale network and newsworthy communications initiatives. … [Read more...]


BNB: RIP

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Movement maker BNB Concept is out of business. But its founder, and many of its watchmakers, have found a new gig. … [Read more...]


Reporting from Geneva: Zenith’s New Elite 681 Ultra Thin

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We've arrived in Geneva for SIHH 2010 and our first stop Sunday night was an event hosted by Zenith's new CEO Jean-Frédéric Dufour at the Hotel Kempinski to introduce their new line. The room was packed, and Jean-Claude Biver stopped by to lend his support. The featured model is the Elite 681 Ultra Thin. … [Read more...]


What Are These Guys Up To?

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TechnoMarine made a big splash a decade ago. A new team is hoping to do it again. The image of (left to right) Christian Viros, Vincent Perriard, and Steven Cohen, nearly up to their necks in water, is designed to make us wonder what these three bobbing Pep Boys are up to. The image is apt because that’s exactly the question lots of people in the watch world are asking. … [Read more...]


Hublot Manufacture Officially Inaugurated

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Yesterday Hublot officially inaugurated is new manufacture and offices. Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver welcomed LVMH Group Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault and Philippe Pascal, President of the LVMH Timepieces and Jewellery division. Various celebrities, friends of the brand, partners, as well as representatives from local authorities and the press attended the celebration. … [Read more...]


Hublot Joins Team Alinghi for 2010 America’s Cup Defense

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Hublot and Alinghi announced yesterday that Hublot has committed to support Alinghi's campaign in the 33rd America’s Cup. Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver (photo right) joined Alinghi team president Ernesto Bertarelli at Alinghi's training base in Genoa, Italy for the announcement. Alinghi will defend against the challenger, Larry Ellison's BMW Oracle yacht, in the waters off Ras al-Khaimah, UAE, beginning on February 8, 2010. … [Read more...]


Hublot Launches Aero Bang Morgan

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On the anniversary of the first century of the Morgan Motor Company, Hublot has produced a special Big Bang inspired by Morgan's AeroMax car: the Aero Bang Morgan. Jean-Claude Biver presented it in Malvern (GB), at the jubilee firm’s headquarters, in the presence of Charles Morgan. … [Read more...]