This year is one of merriment for Hublot; from “The Art of Fusion” festivities across the continents to Ferrari’s 70th anniversary, the Swiss watchmaker has a lot to celebrate with its partners, clients and friends. As 2017 nears its end, so does the Formula 1 season with its last race, the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix. True to form, Hublot comes back to Yas Marina in full throttle to cheer for the Ferrari drivers, on board its lavish Hublot Ok to Yacht.
CEO of Hublot Ricardo Guadalupe welcomed aboard the Hublot Yacht, celebrity friends, Hublotistas and guests flying in from around the globe to enjoy the brand’s incomparable hospitality on November 24, 25 and 26.From practice sessions and qualifiers to the emotional podium, the action-packed weekend was filled with precision, accuracy and excitement, which guests witnessed from the luxury of the yacht’s various decks while enjoying a full gastronomy experience brought by Moët Hennessy along with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and their Mercury and Luna Sky Bar lounges. Keeping the atmosphere joyful was famous DJ Pierre Ravan, while a surprise performance by Arab superstar and Friend of the Brand Ragheb Alama wowed everyone on board.
“The atmosphere at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is always exceptional! This year the GP coincides with the 70th anniversary of Scuderia Ferrari, so we decided to offer our customers, friends and partners a unique Hublot experience on our own Hublot Yacht,” said Ricardo Guadalupe.
The Hublot identity was highly visible on the yacht; the all black vessel donned the brand’s name with pride. A pop-up boutique welcomed visitors in the comfort of its warm space, allowing them to discover the manufacture’s novelties, with this year’s star collection, the Tech frame Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph. Unveiled in March at Basel world, the collection celebrates Ferrari’s 70th anniversary. Created and designed by Ferrari, under the leadership of Head of Design Flavio Manzoni, the new Tech frame Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph resembles one of the super cars produced in Maranello. And with good reason: this watch was designed by Ferrari using the same creative processes as those used to develop a new sports car. The starting point for the designers was the Hublot movement -the “engine” of the watch- around which they freely designed a high performance chassis. Like that of a Ferrari, its lattice structure -which is unique in the world of watchmaking- offers maximum strength for minimal weight.