After serving as the official timekeeper of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015, Hublot is proud to continue its partnership with ICC (International Cricket Committee) and sponsor the 2016 ICCWorldTwenty20 event. This year’s race will be held in India and Hublot will once again be the official timekeeper of the event. As the first luxury watchmaking brand to establish a partnership with ICC, Hublot’s logo will appear on the scoreboard and all stadium VIP facilities.
In terms of fan base, cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world. Especially in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the West Indies, cricket is the most popular sport.
From March 8 to April 3, 2016, for a total of 27 days, a total of 58 games (35 men and 23 women) between 16 teams will compete in India. Each match lasts 3 hours, which is different from the ICC Cricket World Cup, which lasts a whole day. ICCWorldTwenty20 is a different way of cricket. Each team has 20 rounds and the side with the higher score wins.
Hublot will pay special attention to the performance of the Australian team, because the brand image ambassador Michael Clarke has served as the captain of the Australian team.
To celebrate this sport and this event, Hublot has designed a brand new ClassicFusionAerofusionChronograph exclusively for cricket. Some subtle details make this watch unique. The triple scale decorated at 12 o’clock on the dial is reminiscent of the three-poster gate on the cricket court. The pointers on the two sub-dials are shaped like cricket bats, and the sapphire crystal case is affixed with the ICCWorldTwenty20 logo, even with black rubber stitching The blue calfskin strap is made in the same way as cricket.
Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Reference number: 525.NX.0129.ICC16 (titanium)-limited to 250 pieces; 525.OX.0129.VR.ICC16 (18K King Gold)-limited to 100 pieces
Case: 45mm diameter, satin & polished titanium or satin & polished 18K king gold
Bezel: Satin & Polished Titanium or Satin & Polished 18K King Gold Material, Fixed with 6 H-shaped Titanium Screws
Water resistance: 50 meters
Movement: HUB1155 automatic chronograph movement, skeletonized
Power reserve: 42 hours
Strap: black rubber and blue calfskin strap with blue and white stitching