Chelsea announced Hublot as our official timekeeper and official watch in August 2015.
The partnership with the luxury watch company joins together two elite organisations at the top of their field, sharing the same values - passion, technical precision and commitment to perfection.
Hublot have a visible presence at Stamford Bridge on our LED boards and video screens, as well as through numerous clocks installed in key areas throughout the stadium.
In April 2016, Hublot introduced their first watch made in partnership with Chelsea
The world-famous Swiss watchmaker presented the Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea, a limited edition watch of 200 pieces made in the club’s honour, at our Surrey training base in the presence of Ricardo Guadalupe CEO of Hublot and Christian Purslow, managing director of Chelsea FC.
Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard, Pedro and Bertrand Traore led a unique football challenge experience to mark the presentation, which involved teams participating in a football shooting competition.
The new watch is the perfect marriage of the two organisation’s values. Both the iconic Swiss watch company and the globally recognised football club are associated with quality, tradition and the pursuit of excellence in everything they do. For Hublot, that’s creating high-quality, technically flawless watches that communicate an appreciation of stylish design and the finest manufacturing standards; for Chelsea, it’s playing beautiful, technically precise, high-quality football that will propel them to further success.
Guadalupe commented: ‘The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea is the perfect representation of these two legendary names and the ideal watch for this stylish club, which is based in the world’s most stylish city. Hublot loves football!’
Purslow said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to see the Chelsea name on this exquisite luxury Swiss timepiece and would like to thank everyone at Hublot for their continued support and enthusiasm. Hublot is a valued partner and it is wonderful to see that partnership brought to life through the Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea.’
The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph is the first watch made in partnership between Hublot and Chelsea and was limited to only 200 fine timepieces. It features a 45mm satin-finished and polished titanium case and bezel, and is powered by calibre HUB1143, an automatic chronograph movement that provides the watch with twin counters at 3 and 9 o’clock, a date window at 6 o’clock and a 42-hour power reserve. The decorated movement can be seen through the watch’s sapphire case back. The Chelsea lion logo is situated at 12’o clock and also on the crystal from the case back, so that the Chelsea lion is truly close to the heart of the wearer as it literally touches the pulse.
The dial is blue, inspired by Chelsea colours, and has a sunray satin finish and a hand-applied Chelsea FC Lion appliqué at 12 o’clock. The watch is water-resistant to 50 metres (5ATM) and comes on a black leather strap with a blue rubber lining and trim, with a stainless steel deployant buckle clasp.