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

Hublot FIFA World Cup Watch

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.

To commemorate this agreement, Hublot is unveiling the official licensed watch of the FIFA World Cup: a timepiece reflecting the gold of the coveted FIFA World Cup Trophy. The case, bezel and dial are fashioned from 5N pink gold, with a subtle tone-on-tone drawing of the prestigious FIFA World Cup Trophy at 6 o’clock. The Trophy is also engraved on the solid-gold caseback. The 45mm case houses an automatic-winding HUB1112 caliber.

This Classic Fusion model is available in a series of just 100 numbered pieces with an MSRP of $29,500.

Technical specifications appear below the images, which may be enlarged with a click.

Hublot Official FIFA World Cup Timepiece

Below, Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver (left) with FIFA President Joseph S. (Sepp) Blatter.
Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver with Sepp Blatter



Case: “Classic Fusion” 45 mm diameter, 5N gold
Bezel: 5N gold with vertical satin finish, and 6 titanium H-shaped countersunk, polished & locked screws
Crystal: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Case-back: 5N solid gold with engraving of the FIFA World Cup Trophy
Crown: 5N gold with Hublot logo
Screws: Titanium
Water resistance: 50 m or 5 ATM
Dial: Satin-finished 5N 18 ct gold with satin-finished 5N 18 ct gold appliques, and relief applique of the FIFA World Cup Trophy at 6 o’clock
Hands: Faceted, diamond-polished, skeleton, 5N gold colour
Movement: Mechanical with automatic winding HUB1112
Jewels: 21
Bridges: Satin-finished, bevelled & polished
Screws: Black PVD titanium
Oscillating Weight: Tungsten carbide with black PVD treated dimpled surface
Main Plate: Sandblasted & rhodium-plated
Barrel: With reinforced spring
Escapement: Glucydur hairspring
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Strap: Adjustable black Alligator Gummy strap
Clasp: 5N gold with black PVD deployant
Series: Limited, 100 pieces numbered from 01/100 to 100/100

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