During last year’s SIHH in Geneva, as part of its big 2014 World Cup push, Hublot launched its new chronograph watch made in cooperation with Brazilian soccer legend Pelé. Shortly afterward, I had the opportunity to snap some of the very first photos of this beautiful timepiece for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. Click here to see photos and technical info on the watch.
The watch was unveiled to guests at the grand opening of the Hublot boutique in Rio de Janeiro, the brand’s first boutique in Latin America. (Click here to see images from the boutique opening and here for excerpts from my interview with Pelé.) I was pleased to discover that Pelé chose the Hublot Classic Fusion case for his namesake watch. It’s not only attractive, but it’s the perfect size for the wrist (for mine, at least). The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Pelé is a limited edition of 500 pieces, sold worldwide through all Hublot retailers and boutiques, priced at 15,300 Swiss francs. Technical details follow at the end of the photos.