On 30 May 2017, in New York, luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot revealed its new timepiece in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot in honor of the 10th anniversary Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic taking place on June 3, where Hublot is serving as the official timekeeper and scoreboard sponsor.
To kick off this year’s Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, the unofficial New York event of summer, Hublot and Veuve Clicquot hosted a cocktail event at the Fifth Avenue Boutique. Media and friends of both brands were invited to view the new timepiece, Classic Fusion Veuve Clicquot. The watch was unveiled by Jean-François Sberro, Managing Director, Hublot of America, alongside famed Argentinian polo player and captain of the Veuve Clicquot Polo Team, Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras. Later this evening, Jean-François presented with Nacho the timepiece, and wished him luck in the forthcoming match this weekend. Guests continued celebrating over hors d’oeuvres and champagne. Nacho’s wife, Delfina Blaquier, was in attendance as well.
On 3rd June, the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic will celebrate its 10th anniversary by returning to Liberty State Park for an afternoon of polo, picnicking, and champagne hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Hublot will serve as the official timekeeper and scoreboard sponsor for the match, and Nacho Figueras will be sporting the collaboration watch. Hublot’s brand presence extends to the Rosé Garden where vitrines of Hublot timepieces will be on display.
The day will end with a special performance by 15-time Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, actress, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and a powerful force in the world of activism, Alicia Keys to close the rite of the season.
Hublot has a long-standing history of supporting polo across the world, including Polo Gold Cup Gstaad, Ascona, which for four years served as Headline Sponsor and Official Timekeeper, Sotogrande Polo Tournament, Cortina Winter Polo Cup, and more. The brand’s continued partnership with this elite equestrian event is the perfect synthesis between sport and tradition, reinforcing Hublot’s Art of Fusion creative concept.
Retailing at $17,700, the Classic Fusion Veuve Clicquot will be available at the Hublot Fifth Avenue Boutique in New York City (743 Fifth Avenue at E. 58th Street), beginning on May 30 in a limited run of ten pieces.
Model: CLASSIC FUSION VEUVE CLICQUOT
Limitation: SPECIAL EDITION N°XX/10
Satin-finished and polished black ceramic
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.40 mm
Water Resistant: 5 ATM (50m)
Bezel: Satin-finished and polished black ceramic
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Screws « H »: Polished titanium
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Crown: Polished black ceramic with HUBLOT logo
Pushers: Polished black ceramic
Case back: Polished black ceramic engraved “SPECIAL EDITION” + “N°XX/10”
Case back Glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment + “VCP17” logo
Polished rhodium plated appliques
Hands: Polished rhodium plated hands
Polished rhodium-plated and orange lacquered chronograph second hand
Caliber Hublot HUB1155
Type: Self-winding Chronograph movement
Dimensions: Dia. 30 mm (131/4’’’); Thickness 6.9 mm
Date: Window at 6.00
No of Components: 207
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours
Black rubber and orange alligator with black stitching
2d strap: Black rubber and black alligator with orange stitching
Buckle: Black PVD stainless steel deployant buckle clasp