HUBLOT LOVES CANADA! Hublot celebrates the grand opening of first Canadian boutique – in Vancouver Brand ambassador and pianist Lang Lang unveils special edition timepiece!
September 26, 2017 [Vancouver, Canada] – Today, Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot celebrated the grand opening of its first Canadian boutique in Vancouver, and 15th in North America! The celebration hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony, cocktail reception, and limited-edition watch reveal with world renowned pianist and brand ambassador, Lang Lang.
International phenomenon and superstar, Lang Lang, has performed with leading orchestras in the United States, Europe, and his native China, with legendary collaborations from the Metallica’s “Four Horsemen” to Jazz man Herbie Hancock and the Tenor Plácido Domingo. Lang Lang represents excellence in his industry, and continues to be an influential envoy for the arts and trailblazer in the world of classical music. His pioneering spirit and pursuit of excellence are what make him the perfect ambassador for Hublot – a brand that strives for the same achievements in watchmaking.
The afternoon kicked off with press conference for international and local media with Jean-François Sberro, Managing Director of North America, and brand ambassador Lang Lang in the store’s private second level, followed by an official ribbon cutting ceremony presented by the two gentlemen and boutique operator, Oleg Minchenko, which flowed into a cocktail reception, where guests mingled with the virtuoso and could discover the new unveiled Classic Fusion Chronograph Canada timepiece.
Jean-François Sberro, Managing Director of Hublot North America, shared: “We are thrilled to open our first boutique in Canada and reveal our new timepiece, the Classic Fusion Chronograph Canada exclusive to this store. This is a special time for Hublot to expand in Canada as the country celebrates their 150 years of independence, and we anticipate positive growth in this new market. Our boutique is in great company in the luxurious shopping district on Alberni Street and we look forward to developing in new Canadian cities very soon!”
Nestled on Alberni street in Vancouver’s “luxury zone”, and cited as one of the best retail streets in North America, the new Hublot Vancouver boutique boasts two floors – the only retail space in the area that features an upstairs lounge, with floor-to-ceiling windows that fully opens for guests to enjoy the fresh air. The boutique will exclusively house the limited-edition Classic Fusion Chronograph Canada.
The Classic Fusion Chronograph Canada is a special edition timepiece exclusive to the Canadian market and launched specially for the grand opening of the Vancouver boutique. The watch features red detailing on the bezel, dial, and alligator straps in honor of Canada’s national colors and flag, while the case back features the iconic, Canadian Maple Leaf engraved on polished ceramic, and is presented in a custom maple wood box. The piece will be sold in a limited run of 30 and sold exclusively in the Hublot Vancouver Boutique.
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Hublot, meaning, “A different way to progress,” say those who know this unique Swiss luxury watch company, where each and every moment moves forward to create the future at breathtaking speed. A dream initiated and developed by Hublot’s Chairman Jean-Claude Biver with CEO Ricardo Guadalupe when they took control of the brand in 2004. These two men are responsible for turning the Hublot brand into a genuine success story in which the Big Bang, Classic Fusion, and MP Manufacture Pieces Collection represent the symbols of a constantly evolving tradition.
From in-house watch complications, including award-winning minute repeaters and tourbillons, to revolutionary materials such as patented and scratch resistant Magic Gold, colored Texalium carbon fiber, and transparent and colored sapphire cases to world class collaborations such as Ferrari, FIFA™ World Cup, and Italia Independent, Hublot characterizes itself through the “Art of Fusion” philosophy, bringing tradition into the future.
CLASSIC FUSION CHRONOGRAPH CANADA SPECIAL EDITION:
Limitation: SPECIAL EDITION XX/30
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.05 mm
Water Resistant: 5 ATM (50m)
Case: Satin-finished and polished black ceramic
Bezel: Satin-finished and polished black ceramic
Bezel Lug: Red composite resin
Screws « H »: Polished titanium
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Crown: Polished black ceramic with HUBLOT logo engraved
Pushers: Polished black ceramic
Case back: Polished black ceramic engraved “SPECIAL EDITION” + N°XX/30
Case back Glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment + “BHV17” logo
Dial: Black sunray satin-finished with “BHV17” logo at 3 o’clock counter
Polished rhodium plated appliques
Hands: Polished rhodium plated hands
Movement: Caliber Hublot HUB1143
Type: Self-winding Chronograph movement
Dimensions: Dia. 30 mm (131/4’’’); Thickness 6.9 mm
Date: Window at 6.00
No of Components: 280
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours
Strap: Red rubber and black alligator with white stitching
Buckle: Black PVD stainless steel deployant buckle clasp