Hublot Official Timekeeper of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
On 19 February 2019, Hublot celebrated the 100-day countdown to cricket’s greatest competition in London.
Hosted in England and Wales, the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup gets underway on May 30 with a match between England and South Africa, with the final set to take place on July 14. Clocks displaying the countdown to festivities will now be visible in Hublot’s London boutique, situated at 14 New Bond Street in London, and at select match venues in the lead up to the start of the event.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, launched a three-metre-high clock at Lord’s - the iconic ‘Home of Cricket’- as the countdown to the event. He was joined by David Richardson, CEO of the International Cricket Council and former South Africa cricketer, and Michael Vaughan OBE, England’s most successful cricket captain of the modern era, and new friend of Hublot.
Hublot, the first watchmaker to associate itself with cricket
Hublot is the first Swiss watchmaker to associate itself with cricket, just as it was in football when in 2010 it became Official Timekeeper to the FIFA World CupTM. The partnership with the International Cricket Council began with the 2015 Cricket World Cup, and in 2016 Hublot became the Official Timekeeper of the ICC World Twenty20, and the ICC Champions Trophy and the Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2017. Hublot continues its partnership with the ICC in 2019 as Official Timekeeper of cricket’s most prestigious international competition.
Michael Vaughan, new friend of Hublot
Michael Vaughan © Hublot
To celebrate this partnership, Hublot reveals its new friend of the brand: former England captain Michael Vaughan OBE. Leading England between 2003 and 2008, Vaughan won a record 26 Test matches, most famously winning 2005’s Ashes competition between England and Australia, England’s first Ashes victory since 1987. A world-class batsman and tactician, Michael Vaughan remains today one of the most respected and influential commentators on the game.
A Hublot X ICC special edition
Hublot will shortly reveal on its social media channels a preview of the official watch of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The watch will be available in a limited series in Hublot boutiques from the start of the event.
From the outset, Hublot has embodied design and innovation that differ markedly from the established watchmaking order. With the impetus provided by Jean-Claude Biver, by 2004 these values had already become the basis of a new DNA, leading the brand, which is currently headed by Ricardo Guadalupe - its CEO since 2012, to develop particularly audacious timepieces – most of them with a highly-developed sporting aspect.Find out more >
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