Aussie cricket captain Michael Clarke is the latest from the sports world to rope in by the Swiss luxury watch-maker Hublot as an official ambassador. With the cricket world cup to be started in Australia and New Zealand in February 2015, Hublot also took the opportunity to announce their appointment as Official Timekeeper in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and introduce the special edition Classic Fusion Chrono Aerofusion Cricket.
The Classic Fusion Chrono Aerofusion Cricket powered by self-winding HUB1155 caliber openworked movement comes in a 45 mm case in two versions – a King Gold and a titanium edition. The movement delivers 42 hours of power reserve, 28,800 vph and water resistance up to 100 meters. Its date aperture is located at six o’clock.
The dial features two distinct references to cricket. Twelve o’clock is marked by three appliqued sticks – noting cricket stumps. Hands on two sub-dials are designed like the cricket bat. There are two other additional references related to cricket on the watch. The sapphire crystal caseback features the logo of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. It comes fitted with a red calfskin leather strap, stitched onto black rubber with triple saddle stitching used in cricket balls. A second white strap is provided with each watch.
The Classic Fusion Chrono Aerofusion Cricket in King Gold is limited to 100 numbered pieces and the titanium edition to 250 numbered pieces.
Michael Clarke will be the face of the new advertising campaign targeting markets where cricket is popular such as India, Australia, England, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, West Indies and the UAE. With close to 2 billion cricket fans around the world, Hublot is wisely introducing its brand to a very lucrative market.