On January 30, 2018, Hublot, a luxury Swiss watch manufacturer, launched an exclusive timepiece – a special limited-edition version of the classic fusion chronograph designed together with Jose Batista, the legend of baseball and All-Star of 6th MLB.
To celebrate the release of this watch, Jean-François Sberro, the Head of Hublot in North America hosted a dinner at the Adelaide hotel in the financial district of Toronto, inviting customers, brand friends, media partners and Jose Bautista gathered together to witness the style of exclusive timepieces.
“I am very proud to join Hublot family, especially because I have always been a fan of brand timepieces, ” stated Jose Bautista, “after visiting Hublot’s headquarters in Switzerland, I was so fortunate to work with this brand to design a watch, and I hope this timepiece will be loved by people for generations.”
Jean-François Sberro, the Director of Hublot in North America has commented, “I am very happy to introduce a special timepiece specially designed for the legendary baseball player Jose Batista. Hublot has a deep historical origin with the professional sports world. And Jose Batista is another legendary star who has joined the brand family, Canada is an important market for Hublot and we hope to arouse the interest of local Jose Bautista fans.”
The classic fusion chronograph Jose Bautista Special Limited Edition is a stylish all-black timepiece, which is inspired by the outstanding career of Jose Bautista, who is playing the right fielder of the Toronto Blue bird team. At the 12 o’clock position on the dial, Jose Bautista’s jersey number “19” is composed of 21 black diamonds, which is considered one of the biggest feature of this watch. The small seconds dial at 3 o’clock are decorated with baseball patterns, perfectly embodying the element of motion. And there is another characteristic of this timepiece, the signature of Jose Bautista is on the sapphire crystal mirror.
In addition, all black design add mystery and unique charm to this watch, black rubber and black alligator leather strap with gray stiching shows modern style and it can match your different clothes in different occasions. Wearing it in the crowd, you must be the focus.
The followings are the details of this timepiece:
Reference: 521.CM.1490.LR.JBA17—Special Edition XX/19
Case: Satin-Finished & Polished Black Ceramic
Bezel: Satin-Finished & Polished Black Ceramic
Waterproof: 5 ATM (About 50 Meters)
Dial: Black Sunburst Satin Finished
Movement: Caliber HUB1143 Self-Winding Chronograph Movement
Power reserve: 42 hours
Strap: Black Rubber & Black Alligator with Gray Stitching