Having partnered with Eli Manning, quarterback and captain of the New York Giants, Hublot unveiled the Classic Fusion Chronograph New York at an intimate dinner with the NFL football team in New York.
The watch is inspired by the new friend of the brand, Eli himself, and features embellishment of blue throughout the dial, caseback, and the pebbled “pigskin” football-inspired strap. Limited to 22 pieces, the timepiece comes encased in a commemorative box and is available for purchase at the Hublot New York locations on Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue.
Mike Stevens, SVP & CMO, the New York Giants, shared, “Hublot’s commitment to aligning with the best sports properties and athletes around the world made this a natural connection for us. We share many attributes with Hublot including the fusion of precision and toughness. Hublot is truly one of the world’s highest quality brands and we are honored to continue our relationship with Hublot as our Official Watch and Timekeeper, and have Eli Manning join with the brand.”
The partnership was celebrated with a private dinner with the Giants at the Metropolitan Club, branded with an exlcusive “Champions Club” decor. Jean-François Sberro, Managing Director, Hublot of America, commented, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the iconic New York Giants, an extension to our long-standing history with the world of professional sports, especially global football. We were the first luxury watch brand to partner with the New York Giants which commenced last season with Victor Cruz, and we are excited to reveal Eli Manning as our newest ambassador tonight with the Classic Fusion New York to symbolize the partnership.”
Eli Manning, Quarterback of the New York Giants, noted, “I am proud to join Hublot’s family of greats. Hublot’s motto of being ‘first, different, and unique’ resonates with me, and I’m happy to support the brand’s strong partnership with the New York Giants”.
The event was attended by the former NFL and Giants star, TV personality, and friend of the Hublot brand, Jesse Palmer, alongside current players for the New York Giants including Evan Engram, Devon Kennard, and Zak DeOssie. More highlights from the launch below: