For the best part of a decade, Swiss watch manufacturer Hublot has been making its mark on the pitch at UEFA Europa League matches as the Official Licensed Watch.
In collaboration with the European football governing body, Hublot presents the Classic Fusion Chronograph UEFA Europa League Ceramic. This second piece to bear the championship’s colours has been produced in a limited edition of 100 pieces. Presented in a lightweight, unalterable, stain-resistant, and ultra-tough material that is scratch-proof except for the diamond, the Ceramic.
As the seconds counter reaches 3 o’clock, the silver and orange hands—symbolising strength and endurance—echo the hues of the trophy, and are set against the black background of the 42 mm dial and case. Driven by the HUB1153 self-winding chronograph movement, the piece is mounted on an unalterable, lined rubber strap.
This partnership with UEFA—which was initially established in 2015 for the two prestigious UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League tournaments—was extended to all its international and club competitions for both men’s and women’s football in 2019. Since then, in the hands of the 4th referee, the eyes of the spectators follow the announcements of added time and player substitutions on the Hublot 4th official board.
“The UEFA Europa League is a real launch pad. It is always full of excitement and surprises for fans, as the winning team then qualifies for the UEFA Champions League,” Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe said.
“We are delighted and proud to strengthen our relationship with UEFA through the launch of the Classic Fusion Chronograph UEFA Europa League Ceramic. Becoming an official UEFA partner in 2015 was a great honour and privilege: we predicted then that our partnership would last, and time has proven us right.”
The unconditional commitment to the game of football acknowledges the values of technical mastery, passion, excellence and perseverance that are all shared by Hublot.
Ever since its first partnership with the Swiss national team in 2006, it has continued to flourish and expand across all levels of the sport. This commitment forms part of the history that the watchmaker shares with the players, coaches and top clubs, as well as budding new talent, governing bodies and key events in this sport that is adored throughout the world.