Luxury Swiss watch brand Hublot joins together with Best Buddies and Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady to support Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port event. The annual walk, run and biking fundraiser raises money for Best Buddies International, a volunteer program that creates friendship and employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
On May 29, Hublot kicked off the Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port two-day event with a football game at Harvard Field, where New England Patriots Quarterback, Super Bowl MVP, and Best Buddies Global Ambassador Tom Brady served as quarterback for both teams in his first media appearance since the Super Bowl. The stadium welcomed thousands of fans to watch the game, featuring TEAM Hublot, as supporters and sponsors of Best Buddies coached the game from the sidelines. Attendees included New England Patriot Julian Edelman, Congressman Joseph Kennedy III, Dane Cook and more.
During halftime, Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot JV President Rick de La Croix, and Hublot Managing Director Jean-Francois Sberro, joined Best Buddies Founder Anthony Shriver, Tom Brady, and professional cyclists George Hincapie and Christian Venda Velde, to unveil the innovative Hublot Best Buddies Cycling timepiece – the Classic Fusion Chrono Aero Carbon.
This 100-piece, limited edition and ultra-lightweight watch is made completely of carbon fiber, designed for cyclists, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the organization. The Best Buddies logo, illustrated by iconic “graffiti” artist Keith Haring, is printed on the case-back and is reflected in the red stitching on the strap and the colorful ticks on the dial. The chronograph function allows a cyclist to time a race with the push of a fingertip. It is a timepiece that perfectly complements the sport of cycling.
Following the playful game of football, top VIPs headed to the Gordon Indoor Track facility at Harvard University for the Guy Fieri Celebrity Chef Tailgate Party, where Chef Guy Fieri and Best Buddies Jobs participants worked as sous chefs to prepare gourmet, mouth-watering culinary creations. The reception concluded with an award-winning ceremony hosted by Anthony Shriver, Congressman Kennedy, Tom Brady and Guy Fieri, to auction the very first Classic Fusion Chrono Aero Carbon for the benefit of Best Buddies.
Model: Classic Fusion Chrono Aero Carbon 45mm « Best Buddies »
Reference: 525.QX.1799.QR.BBE15 – 100-piece limited edition
Classic fusion – Diameter 45mm – Carbon fiber
Bezel: Carbon fiber; 6 H-shaped screws in titanium and polished
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment and HUBLOT logo printed on the inner side
Crown: Black ceramic, polished with HUBLOT logo
Case back: Black ceramic, polished – engraved « SPECIAL EDITION 100NUM»
Case back Glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment + “Best Buddies” logo printed
Water Resistance: 5 ATM, i.e. approx. 50 metres
Carbon fiber, polished rhodium-plated appliques
Hands: Polished rhodium plated
HUB1155 Self-winding skeleton chronograph
Date: Rectangular aperture at 6 o’clock
Components: 207 (Jewels: 60)
Power Reserve: 42 Hours
Black rubber and carbon fiber with red stitching
Clasp: Black PVD stainless steel deployant buckle