For those not familiar with the game of cricket, it’s basically very simple.
You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that’s in the side that’s in goes out, and when he’s out he comes in and the next man goes in until he’s out. When they are all out, the side that’s out comes in and the side that’s been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you have players still in but not out. It’s no wonder cricket is one of the world’s most popular sports.
Which brings us to the limited-edition Classic Fusion Chronograph ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Hublot’s role as Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of this summer’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales.
Timing is vital in cricket. Cricket is a skillful, passionate game that brings people together all over the world. Hublot shares this global passion and is proud and excited to unveil the official ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 watch and to be working with cricketing legend Kevin Pietersen.
Ricardo Guadalupe – CEO Hublot
Hublot is the first watch brand to work with the ICC (International Cricket Council) and to partner with its international cricketing events, including this summer’s ICC Cricket World Cup, which will be held in England and Wales.
The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is the second cricket watch created by Hublot. The first was produced in limited series for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, which was won by Australia.
The new watch is a celebration of cricket and picks up from the original Hublot Cricket World Cup watch produced four years ago.
It features a number of design touches to mark the association. The grey and red detailing found in the dial, satin-finished and polished ceramic bezel and leather and rubber strap are inspired by the color palette of this year’s event logo; the hands of the twin counters for the chronograph minutes and small seconds are shaped like cricket bats; the triple appliqué hour marker at 12 o’clock mirrors the three wooden stumps guarded by a batsman; and the sapphire case back is decorated with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 logo.
Classic Fusion Chronograph ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
The 45mm satin-finished and polished titanium case houses the HUB1155, a skeletonized automatic chronograph caliber with a date at 6 o’clock. Only 100 pieces will be made.
Hublot has also announced a new Friend of the Brand, former England captain Kevin Pietersen. Kevin was one of the outstanding cricketers of his generation. He played the last of his 104 Tests in 2014 and scored over 8,000 runs at an average of 47 during his international Test career.