Striking Boundaries

TCRP recently caught up with the cricketing legend Kevin Pietersen, a new friend of Hublot, for an exclusive chat

Hublot, the Swiss watchmaker, is passionate about sport and is the first watch brand to work with the ICC (International Cricket Council). The limited-edition Classic Fusion Chronograph marks Hublot’s role as Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the on-going ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 being held in England and Wales.

It features a number of characterful design touches to mark the association. The grey and red detailing found in 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 HUB1155, a skeletonised automatic chronograph calibre with a date at 6 o’clock. Only 100 pieces will be made. And Hublot will time each 50-over match.

“It’s a very intelligently made watch. It speaks a lot about the extra one percenter, our job as sportsmen, striving to be there as a better person, better player. When you have a look at what’s gone into this watch, it’s the extra bits and pieces. Little cricket bat spinning around in a circle, the stumps that are at number 12, the red stitches presented on the watch strap, etc. It’s a sexy and a beautiful watch,” exclaimed former England captain, Kevin Pietersen.

Check out the video for the full interview