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Hublot Takes on the Lakers

That’s right, luxury watchmaker Hublot is making its move with the LA Lakers. Both brands are popular in their own rights, famous for pursuing and achieving excellence. The high standards of the Lakers is what brought Hublot to add them to their repertoire.


Hublot watch collection
Elegance and fierceness

Hublot is already a presence in the world of sports. Some of their athletic partners include Manchester United, Usain Bolt and FIFA. It is no doubt that they should start making themselves known to the world of basketball. This will help widen their sales by promoting to a new audience, which is first seen as a wall clock was handed to LA Lakers EVP Jeanie Buss. She opted to show the beautiful clock off with Laker Kobe Bryant and local Hublot Boutique owner Greg Simonian.


The Lakers have sixteen titles to their name thus far and Hublot can now say they are the first to become an official timekeeper for the team. Hublot loves to blend tradition with the modern and by making this deal with the Lakers they do just that. So get ready to get your game on because with their precise timing, you’ll know that game will start and finish right on time.


Written by Stacy McCullough


Hublot Boutique Grand Opening

In January of 1989, Hublot started a brand new reputation for itself; “For the first time in history of watchmaking, a precious material, gold, was combined with rubber. The porthole-shaped case with its combination of polished and brushed gold, the minimalist black dial and the inimitable bracelet in natural black rubber became the symbol of Hublot watches” (Hublot.com).

As the Official Watch of Formula 1, Hublot opened their second boutique in Abu Dhabi November 2012, which is also the 56th Hublot boutique open. Ranked high in status, Hublot opens their boutiques in the most prestigious locations across the globe, welcoming Abu Dhabi to the list as they expand their global footprint.

The Swiss brand welcomed many attendees at their grand opening, along with the chairman of Hublot, friends, family and long-standing partners of the brand.

The boutique is incredibly beautiful; 50-square-metres in Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall.


For a closer look at the boutique, the Hublot Facebook link is shown below:


With their very unique style of watches, Hublot has marketed a new type of watch for everyone around the world. Their designs and ways of constructing the watch are different from those of everyone else, making Hublot famous in the watch industry and able to make high sales and keep themselves prominent and partnered with many of the elite.

A Hublot watch is designed to stand out; its elegance and sharpness are noteworthy.

With worldwide services available, anyone from anywhere around the world is able to connect to the brand and its infamous ambassadors who represent it as they get on their way to owning a Hublot product.

Hublot partners are also well known by all and many from diverse fields and interest groups, which make for a great relationship between the brand and its customers.

This highly-ranked and renowned brand has built itself a dynasty and is only on its way to expanding itself even farther beyond.

The Half a Million Dollar Watch You Have Never Heard Of

There are so many high-end luxury watch brands that it’s impossible to know them all, but one would think that if a watch cost half a million dollars, you would have heard of the brand before, but (most likely) not in this case. It’s not a Cartier, Rolex, Patek Philippe, Ulysee Nardin, Hublot, etc.

It’s a Christophe Claret Dual Tow watch. You may not recognize his name but he’s been in the luxury watchmaking business for a long time, usually producing watches for others. The Swiss watch maker has been referred to as a genius and is the mastermind behind pieces like Harry Winston’s Opus 4 and Jean Dunand Tourbillon Orbital.

This is the first time in 40 years of watchmaking that a watch bears his own name: the Christophe Claret Dual Tow.

In an interview with Elite Traveler, Claret was asked about the technology and thought process behind his collection. This is what he answered:

“We are using very, very sophisticated computers for the design. In fact the software programs we are using are the same that movie studios use. It enables us to take the design of watches to a level that just would not have been possible before, but we still use the imagination and skill of the human being to create an innovation.”

He also uses a “super fast camera”, which “enables the watchmaker to see the watch operating in intervals of two-tenths of a second or a little bit less. We are one of only two or three companies in Switzerland that has an Ultrasonic Linear machine.” Claret has also invested in environmentally friendly machines and this costs money too.

He goes on to explain that millions of dollars are spent on the development of a watch and that really the only way to make a profit is to make about 50- 60 pieces at the prices that he charges.

The Dual Tow was released in a limited edition of 63 pieces. Each watch can be customized by the buyer through the designer’s website. Starting at $300,000, the price goes up depending on which options you choose. The entire case of the watch is available in either white or rose gold, platinum or PVD coated titanium. The watch itself is large; 42.75mm wide by 48.2mm tall. The lugs move to wrap around your wrist, while large sapphire crystals cover both the front and back of the watch, while smaller crystals allow for side view into the movement. The movement is an ultra complex tourbillon with mono-pusher chronograph consisting of 582 parts alone, and 73 jewels.