Hublot Kylian Mbappé, new brand ambassador
Pelé crosses the Atlantic to meet Kylian Mbappé.
Pelé and Kylian Mbappé communicated for the first time using social media during the FIFA World Cup 2018. Between the two men, there is spontaneity, respect, shared values, a great love of life and a common passion: football.
As Kylian Mbappé becomes ambassador for the watchmaker Hublot, and Pelé has also been part of the Hublot family for many years, the brand has taken the initiative to bring together these exceptional players who symbolise the fusion of time.
“Kylian is the first current footballer to represent the brand,” commented Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot. “He follows on from Usain Bolt, with whom he shares many values. In becoming a Hublot ambassador, Kylian joins the legends of football, and King Pelé in particular. These two men have both recently displayed their common values on social networks. Welcoming Kylian Mbappé into our family conveys a powerful message. The fusion of time, the power of dreams and passion, the magic of a sport; all of which are values an athlete inspires. When you meet Kylian he is, first and foremost, a good person; a man who embodies the future and all that it holds in store. Being able to bring together Pelé, the patriarch of our Hublot Family, and Kylian, our youngest-ever ambassador, is just one of those unique moments in life, an instant where time stands still to mark history forever.”
“He is a fantastic athlete; he thrilled me during the 2018 World Cup, he made me want to dust off my football boots and join him on the pitch,” said Pelé, Hublot Ambassador. “He hasn’t fully realised it yet, but he has left his mark on history and, above all, he will keep the moments he experienced and the feats he has accomplished deep within himself. Well done and welcome Kylian.”
“It’s a huge honour to meet Mr Pelé,” added Kylian Mbappé, Hublot Ambassador. “And a great source of pride to find myself at his side in the Hublot family. For me, Hublot is a real favourite. I’ve been a fan of their watches and their philosophy for a long time. The encounter with Jean-Claude Biver and Ricardo Guadalupe, who run this company, was a decisive one. I need to be able to identify both with the values of the brand with which I partner and the people behind it.”
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 to develop particularly audacious timepieces – most of them with a highly-developed sporting aspect.Find out more >
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