On April 24th, in the Hublot store on New Bond Street in London, Mr. Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot Global CEO, gave a precious watch to the English football team Head coach Roy Hodgson. The limited edition watch named King of the Supreme 66 Hodgson was created and named by this amazing coach. The limited edition of 66 watches is issued to commemorate England’s World Cup victory in 1966. This idea originated from Roy’s son Christopher, who was involved in the design process of this watch. Subsequently, the Hublot VIP dinner was held in the House of Commons.
Christopher Hodgson said, ‘My father and I are loyal fans of Hublot. Hublot has extraordinary vision, material fusion and professional marketing, which makes us very amazed that their achievements are the most so far. One of the great success stories. For me personally, I am very proud to be able to make this project a reality with my father today, making my father the exclusive ambassador of these 66 unique limited edition watches, which will also be my most cherished I am deeply grateful to Mr. Jean-Claude Beaver (Chairman of the Hublot Board of Directors and President of the LVMH Group Watch Division) and my friends Ricardo Guadalupe and Rick De Lacroix ( Rick de La Croix) and their appreciation and insistence on this watch! ‘
The Hublot King 66 Hodgson watch is born for football and pays tribute to the England coach. In addition to the hours, minutes and seconds, the watch is also equipped with a chronograph movement-the chronograph seconds and minutes hands are conspicuously arranged on the dial, allowing the wearer to read the time more quickly and efficiently. The 45-minute central chronograph movement (45 minutes for football halftime) clearly calculates the passage of time on the green court.
The line of sight passes through the sapphire mirror dial created by the new hollow-out process. The precise structure of the Aero-hollowed movement shows the eye: the lighter upper part is streamlined to the necessary parts for operation. It is wrapped in black ruthenium for a clearer reading. Take time. The minute scale, chronograph dial at 9 o’clock and the date display window at 4 o’clock use red and white elements to represent the flag of England.
The designer used a high-strength, vibration-resistant black carbon fiber material to create a 48 mm diameter case. Wang Jinhe’s black molded natural rubber crown has red and white natural rubber buttons on both sides. Mr. Roy Hodgson also contributed the finishing touch to the detailed design-the back of the case engraved with the victory sign of the 1966 England team when they won the local World Cup and the autograph of the coach himself! Each watch comes with a replaceable red, white or black alligator leather lined natural rubber strap.
Hublot’s passion for football is self-evident. In 2006, it opened the door for luxury brands to associate with football. Subsequently, based on close cooperation with FIFA, Hublot became the official timekeeper and official watch of the World Cup. The 2014 Brazil World Cup countdown event has been launched in Brazil. The giant Hublot countdown clock designed by famous architect Oscar Niemeyer stands prominently on the beaches of Copacabana in Brasilia, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. After serving as the official timekeeper and official watch of the European Cup in 2012, Hublot successfully teamed up with football giants such as Bayern Munich Club, Paris Saint-Germain Club, Juventus Club and Ajax Club. Last year, Roy Hodgson and his family visited the Hublot factory in Nyon, Switzerland. Today, this magical coach shares the Hublot family with superstars such as Pele, Mourinho, Falcao and others. Love for football.
Hublot loves football, football loves Hublot!
King Extreme 66 Hodgson Limited Watch Technical Parameters
Serial number: 716.QO.0123.GR.EWC14-limited edition 66 pieces
Case: King of the King-48mm diameter, black carbon fiber
Bezel: 18K King Gold, black molded natural rubber, 6 H-shaped black PVD titanium screws
Table mirror: sapphire mirror with anti-glare coating on the inside and outside
Lugs: black synthetic resin
Surface: Black synthetic resin
Case back: black carbon fiber case back
Crown: black PVD-coated titanium with black natural rubber inserts
Buttons: Black PVD-coated black titanium, insert molded red or white natural rubber
Water resistance: 10 standard atmospheric pressure, about 100 meters underwater
Dial: Sapphire mirror with English flag at 3 o’clock, Roy Hodgson signature and calendar pane at 4 o’clock
Hands: Satin-finished black nickel-plated hands with blue fluorescent coating
Movement: HUB4245 automatic winding skeleton chronograph mechanical movement, 45 minutes in the center
Power reserve: about 42 hours
Strap: interchangeable and adjustable strap, red, white or black alligator leather lined with black natural rubber
Clasp: titanium PVD clasp with black PVD body cover, micro-blasted black ceramic patch