Who Wears Hublot Watches?
Hublot timepieces deliver both style and function in one elegant luxury package. Celebrities are aware of style trends just like everyone else. Many celebrities choose Hublot watches for both casual and formal occasions. With the brand's focus on sports function and simple style, their models resonate with many sports icons and well-known athletes. See also: What is so special about Hublot watches?
Hublot has cornered the market on a winning combination of simplicity and elegance. While every Hublot carries a similar appearance, the materials and features differ. It took the company's founder Carlo Crocco three years to finally create a winning combination of materials for the Hublot watch strap. The special rubber blend used for the strap conforms perfectly to the wrist, while maintaining its pristine condition.
After Hublot hit the market in 1980, royalty took notice almost immediately. The Kings of Greece, Spain and Sweden and the Prince of Monaco were enamored with the Hublot style, which opened the door for these timepieces to attract the attention of other wealthy consumers.
Los Angeles Lakers basketball guard Kobe Bryant has lent his name to Hublot as a brand ambassador. Hublot has released the King Power Black Mamba, named after the fearsome snake that also shares Bryant’s nickname on the court. The Black Mamba has Laker colors gold and purple infused into the design. With only 250 watches available in this limited edition Hublot set, the watch can be obtained at a retail price of $25,200. The agreement between Hublot and Bryant dictates that that proceeds of Black Mamba sales benefit the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation.
Another basketball all-star to join the ranks of Hublot ambassadors, Dwyane Wade has lent his name for the creation of the King Power D-Wade. This Miami Heat superstar partnership with Hublot calls for the proceeds from the sales of the watch to the Wade World Foundation. The King Power D-Wade has colors that match those of our home-town Miami Heat. The dial even resembles a basketball with the watch strap resembling a basketball net.
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When the Miami Heat team won the 2012 NBA championship, Hublot presented each team member with a White Hot Big Bang watch to celebrate their success. The watches valued at $14,800 include the Miami Heat logo and championship date painted on the back of each watch commemorating the victory.
Actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger enjoys adding luxury watches to his personal collection. Schwarzenegger also teamed up with Hublot to design special edition timepieces. The Legacy Chronograph limited edition included 1500 watches retailing at $47,800.00 a piece. The Legacy has a black ceramic case, 18K pink gold push pieces and a pink gold disc. Strap options include anthracite aramid fiber or black crocodile leather.
Entertainment personality and musician Jay Z makes no secret of his affection for fine watches, and specifically Hublot timepieces. In fact, Jay Z has even included reference to Hublot in his musical lyrics. Jay Z has also teamed up with the Swiss watchmaker in the creation of the Shawn Carter by Hublot Classic Fusion timepiece, which includes 250 black ceramic and 100 yellow gold watches for this limited-edition release.
Knowing Jay-Z's affection for Hublot, Beyonce zeroed in on this brand when birthday shopping for her hubby. She surprised him with a $5 million diamond-encrusted Big Bang when he turned 43. Reports state that the watch has 1,282 diamonds in it.
Breaking speed records is a normal day at work for Usain Bolt (picture above). This Jamaican athlete has partnered with Hublot in the creation of the King Power Usain Bolt. Hublot released 250 of these watches, retailing at $24,000 each. The King Power Usain Bolt features a black dial, black ceramic case and black nickel-plated hands. The strap is a combination of black rubber and leather, crafted from the same gold leather used in Bolt’s running shoes. Ain't that cool?!?
Hublot celebrated New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez’s 600th home run by presenting the baseball hall-of-famer with a one-of-a-kind Big Bang – the King Power Black Magic. Only 500 of these limited edition pieces were produced. The Black Magic has a black ceramic case, bezel and dial. The sapphire glass of the watch even sports an etched autograph of Rodriguez. The watch's feature colors match those of the New York team. Hublot's decision to partner with this uber list of celebrity athletes and musicians has paid off big. As a result, they company has been able to Hublot's strategy of combining more modern watch designs with sponsorships of a wide range of celebrity athletes and musicians has paid off big for the firm. It has allowed the watchmaker to successfully attract and cater to a younger demographic of wealthy consumers. Click here to visit our watch page.