One of the youngest of the major watch brands, Hublot was founded in 1980 by Carlo Crocco and is the French word for a ship’s porthole. In 2004, Jean-Claude Biver was appointed CEO and minority shareholder of the brand. In 2005 Biver unveiled the brand’s flagship collection, the Big Bang Chronograph, which was a phenomenal success and remains one of its bestsellers today. Hublot was acquired by the LVMH Group in 2008.
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Five interesting facts about Hublot:
The company was the first to use rubber straps on a luxury gold timepiece. It took them three years and $1 million to find the right recipe so the rubber would not crack or stain.
Hublot is the official sponsor of Ferrari as well as Juventes FC, Chelsea FC, Dallas Cowboys to name just a few.
Usain Bolt is a Hublot ambassador, so it Pele, Dustin Johnson and Dwyane Wade.
Where most brands decorate their stores in the same style across the globe, each Hublot boutique reflects a design that is in keeping with its location.
Famous people spotted wearing Hublot include Ricky Martin, Eli Manning, Kylie Jenner, Kobe Bryant, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Alex Rodriguez among others.