The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is here! and in the words of Belinda Clark, Executive General Manager of Game and Market Development at Cricket Australia… our boys are ‘WELL PLACED’ to defend their title this winter. As the Official Timekeeper of the World Cup, Hublot will time every 48-over match being hosted in the UK and Wales, from the 30th of May to the 14th of July.
Known to partner with some of the biggest names in the world of sport, Hublot, the Swiss watchmaker, is the first watch brand to work with the ICC (International Cricket Council) and to partner with its elite international cricketing events.
To commemorate the grand collaboration, at Baselworld 2019, Hublot presented the new limited edition Classic Fusion Chronograph ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 watch, that also marks the Swiss Watchmakers role as Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of this summer’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Limited to 100 pieces, the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is the second cricket watch created by Hublot and picks up from the original Cricket World Cup watch produced in 2015, which was won by Australia.
If you haven’t noticed already, everything about the watch speaks cricket. The grey and red detailing on the dial, satin-finished and polished ceramic bezel and leather and rubber strap are inspired by the colour palette of this year’s event logo; the hands of the twin counters for the chronograph minutes and small seconds are shaped like cricket bats; the triple appliqué hour marker at 12 o’clock mirrors the three wooden stumps guarded by a batsman; and the sapphire case back is decorated with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 logo.
The 45mm satin-finished and polished titanium case houses an HUB1155, automatic chronograph movement with a date at 6 o clock.
Hublot has been heavily invested in cricket since it partnered with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Today, the Swiss Watchmaker also counts Australian cricketing legend Michael Clarke as an Official Ambassador, and Indian limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma as a Friend of the Brand. In February, Hublot announced former England Ashes-winning captain and international cricket commentator Michael Vaughn as a Friend of the Brand.
Recommended Retail Price: $22,100 Australian Dollars
CLASSIC FUSION AEROFUSION CHRONOGRAPH ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019
525.NF.0137.VR.WCC19 — Edition limited to 100 pieces
Case: Satin-finished and Polished Titanium
Diameter: 45mm Thickness: 13.40mm
Caseback: Satin-finished Titanium and Sapphire Crystal
Dial and Hands: Sapphire Crystal Wicket Index at 12.00 Cricket Bat-Shaped Counter Hands
Movement: Self-winding Skeleton Chronograph Movement, Frequency: 4 Hz(28’800 A/h), Power reserve: 42 Hours, 5 ATM (50m)
Bezel: Satin-finished and Polished Grey Ceramic + 6 H-shaped Titanium Screws
Strap: Black Rubber and Grey Calf Leather Straps with Red Stitching, Stainless Steel Deployant Buckle Clasp