Gustavo Kuerten: Ambassador porthole... and King Power Guga Bang limited edition
Hublot continues development of its partnerships with athletes of renown with the arrival of the Brazilian tennis player Gustavo Kuerten as brand Ambassador to the Brazil. To celebrate this partnership, the brand launches a limited edition King Power Guga Bang. Hublot therefore welcome Gustavo Kuerten, triple winner of Roland Garros, alias Guga, former number one world tennis and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, with his family of brand ambassadors.
All are living legends in their sport, including Kobe Bryant, American basketball star in the team of the Los Angeles Lakers, Usain Bolt, the fastest man of the world, and one of the three best strikers of football world the Colombian Radamel Falcao Garcia.
In his usual manner and to celebrate this partnership, Hublot launches a limited edition in honor of the champion: King Power Guga Bang (only 100 numbered copies), which will support financially the Instituto Guga Kuerten, which aims to encourage social integration through sport and education in the Brazil.
The King Power Guga Bang has a 48 mm diameter titanium case, with carbon bezel. The signing of Guga is visible on the dial at 8 o'clock, and displaying the date in yellow evokes a tennis ball. The caseback features the famous image of the tennis player, inside a famous heart, such as the one he had drawn on the clay of Roland Garros when his last win of the tournament.
Providing opportunities for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities by promoting sports workshops and educational activities. This is the aim of the Instituto Guga Kuerten, a non-governmental organization founded in 2000 by Kuerten family. This Institute, which has already accompanied 45 000 young people, support educational activities in the Brazilian State of Santa Catarina.
The desire to work with children and adults with special needs was a dream of Gustavo Kuerten. It became reality thanks to the tournaments that this tennis player won during his career. The IGK was created after Guga won the second tournament of Roland Garros. The Institute invests in the functioning of centres of sports and education (Champions of Life), which welcome each year 720 children and adults with disabilities
Hublot Polo Cup Ascona in Switzerland, on the banks of the beautiful Lake Maggiore, ended this weekend under the Sun and good mood! A magnificent tournament that took place in the Swiss resort renowned for its Lido, promenades, beautiful villas and luxury hotels. Already involved in beautiful tournaments across the world (Polo at the Palace in Abu Dhabi, the fun Miami Beach Polo & Gstaad), Hublot is now associated for the first time the superb Swiss tournament in Ascona as official timekeeper.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, said the commitment of Hublot in Ascona by his words: "sport has always been part of life of Hublot. And when sport is combined with the elegance and fair play, then, it is a choice which becomes us obvious. Ascona represents the quality, beauty, privileges, security, vacation, luxury, the Swiss art of living. We are thrilled and proud to be today associated with this magnificent tournament, organized in an exemplary manner by an Organising Committee dynamic that we thank and warmly welcome."
During the three days that lasted the event, guests were able to discover the Hublot watches including the famous shows Chukker Bang directly inspired by the world of polo. The Chukker Bang is a Big Bang with a diameter of 44mm equipped with a grid in titanium - a first in-door to protect the Sapphire. This grid is removable and can remove the riflescope according to his preference. The HUB1141 Polo Flyback automatic chronograph movement also has the distinction of a meter of 7 min 30 that corresponds to the duration of a period or 'Chukka' to a polo match, where its name from baptism Chukker Bang.