Hublot flies high with Benfica eagles

Jul 01, 2017

Hublot, now Official Timekeeper of Benfica – the famous Portuguese football club, is marking the partnership with its Classic Fusion Chronograph “Sport Lisboa e Benfica”

Hublot is the Official Timekeeper of the Benfica. Over its 113 years, the club has won 35 Portuguese league titles, 25 Portuguese Cups, 7 League Cups, 6 Super Cups, and 2 Champions League titles. Benfica is the only club to have won all of the domestic competitions in 2013/14. The European club with the most supporters, it holds the world record for the most members – at more than six million.

Artist Diogo Machado (also known as Add Fuel) has produced his own take on the famous azulejos of Portugal, by creating the story of the Hublot-Benfica partnership directly onto the ceramic. Presented by the artist to mark the partnership, the azulejo will preside over the club’s destiny from the heart of the Hublot lounge.

In a black ceramic case, the chronograph counter, minute track, and strap in alligator leather sewn onto natural rubber are punctuated by the eye-catching colour scheme sported by the Reds. Beating to the rhythm of 28,800 vibrations per hour, its HUB1143 self-winding mechanical movement has a 42-hour power reserve, enough to allow supporters to watch almost 28 matches in a row! With 113 pieces produced, the Classic Fusion Chronograph “Sport Lisboa e Benfica” is a sure-fire winner.

Alongside Chelsea, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Ajax Amsterdam, SL Benfica becomes the fifth European club to join Hublot's squad.

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