Kylian Mbappé Ambassadeur Hublot - Franck Fife (AFP)
He amazed and delighted France and the entire world of football. With his extraordinary talent and immensely likeable personality, Kylian Mbappé is considered one of the best football players in the world. He embodies a new generation poised to set new records in the beautiful game. And Hublot is delighted to welcome him as its new ambassador alongside football legends led by Brazil’s Pelé.
“Hublot loves football.” For more than a decade, the Swiss luxury watchmaker has enjoyed a very special relationship with football. In addition to being official timekeeper for the world’s most prestigious competitions (FIFATM World Cup, UEFA EURO and UEFA Champions League), the watchmaker has for many years forged strong partnerships anchored in confidence with former players, coaches and clubs, including Juventus and Chelsea FC. The first luxury brand to become a major football sponsor, Hublot is the timepiece of choice among football lovers the world over.
Today this momentum continues with Hublot’s choice of a new ambassador, Kylian Mbappé, a prodigious young talent and a real watch aficionado. French League Champion at the age of 18 and World Champion at 19, he has broken one “youngest ever” record after another and is already considered one of the best players in the world. This partnership marks a turning point for both Hublot and Kylian Mbappé. Hublot becomes the young star’s leading sponsor, after his equipment supplier. This is also the first time that Hublot has named a current player as an ambassador.
Confirming his pride in being named the brand’s new ambassador, Kylian Mbappé said: “Hublot is a real favorite. I’ve been a fan of their watches and their philosophy for a long time.” Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe enthusiastically welcomed him to the Hublot family, stating: “This conveys a powerful message: the fusion of time, the power of dreams and passion, the magic of a sport, all values that athletes inspire.”
To celebrate this new partnership, Hublot has taken the initiative to bring together its youngest ambassador and the patriarch of the Hublot Family, former Brazilian star Pelé. The two initially communicated via social media during the 2018 World Cup. Set for 2019, their meeting symbolizes the fusion of time, an instant, says Ricardo Guadalupe, “where time stands still to mark history forever.”