Hublot helped the Chelsea Football Club team celebrate its victory over Liverpool on Friday night in Los Angeles while also unveiling its Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea FC — the official watch of Chelsea FC. The team’s North America tour follows the UEFA Euro 2016 games that wrapped up in July and for which Hublot served as the official watch.
The event, which took place at Sony Picture Studios, was hosted by Hublot U.S. managing director Jean-François Sberro and included Jeremy Piven, Nigel Lythgoe and Dontaye Draper, as well as fans of the brand and media who helped welcome Chelsea FC to the West Coast.
The entire team attended the event including new head coach, Antonio Conte. To set the tone, the venue brought several British elements to Hollywood including red phone booths and black taxicabs, mini fish and chips with honey vinegar, artisanal ice cream in British flavors, London ladies in fascinators serving Moët & Chandon “Minis,” Belvedere martinis in “Chelsea” blue and photo opportunities with London trademarks such as Chelsea’s famous Stamford Bridge stadium. The team arrived at the event in a customized blue London double-decker bus.
To commemorate their visit, the team left their footprints — and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois’ handprints — in a cement cast that will be sent to the Chelsea FC museum in London.
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea FC is Hublot’s first timepiece for the soccer team. It features a 45mm titanium case with a sapphire anti-reflective treatment and the Chelsea FC lion logo situated at 12. The logo is also printed on the case-back glass. Inspired by the team colors, embellishments of blue are visible throughout the sunray satin-finished dial and straps. The timepiece is powered by HUB1143, an in-house automatic chronograph movement and a 42-hour power reserve.
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea FC is limited to 200 pieces and available for purchase globally at Hublot boutiques. It retails for $11,500.