Hublot official debut in Toronto started with a home run. Hublot collaborated with Toronto Blue jays baseball slugger legend José Bautista to release an exclusive timepiece. Jean-François Sberro, Managing Director for Hublot North America, unveiled it at an intimate cocktail reception and dinner hosted at The Adelaide Hotel on January 30th, 2018.
Clients, friends, and media were invited to mingle with José Bautista and witness the unveiling of the limited edition watch. The Classic Fusion Chronograph Special Edition “Jose Bautista” is a sleek, all black timepiece designed with and inspired by Jose Bautista and his illustrious all-star career as a right fielder for the Toronto Blue Jays. The dial features his baseball number, “19” at the noon marker with 21 black diamonds and polished black plated appliques. The case is black ceramic on a black rubber alligator strap with grey stitching, and the right-hand chronograph function is designed in the likeness of a baseball. The star’s autograph is visible on the sapphire case back.
José Bautista commemorated the event and said: “I am proud to join Hublot’s family of greats, especially since I have always been such an admirer of their timepieces. I had the unique privilege to design a watch alongside one of my favorite watchmakers after visiting the Swiss watch Manufacture HQ, a timepiece I hope people will cherish for generations to come.”
Photos by Nick Lee