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SAN DIEGO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/-- Hublot, the Swiss luxury watch brand, is proud to announce golf superstar Justin Rose as its newest Brand Ambassador. Rose, who currently holds seventeen titles worldwide, including the 2013 U.S. Open, joins the ranks of internationally renowned Brand Ambassadors, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Pele, Usain Bolt and more, as the first professional golfer to partner with the brand.
To commemorate the brand's newest ambassador, Hublot of America, Managing Director Jean-Francois Sberro hosted a charity event today with clients and press at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, CA, host course for the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open that will take place February 5-8. The announcement was followed by a playful game of golf between Justin Rose and Matt Kemp, San Diego Padres' star and friend of Hublot in his first outside media appearance since joining the team.
Rose and Kemp teamed up for a putt-off on the course, while Rose gave golf pointers to the San Diego Padres newest player to raise awareness and proceeds for the Kate and Justin Rose Foundation. The charitable organization is dedicated to feeding hungry tummies and curious minds of underserved youth with programs dedicated to nutrition, education and experiences. Hublot will cheer on Justin this season through its social media platforms in a #HublotGolf4Justin campaign.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, shared: "It is an honor to add a world-famous professional golfer to our esteemed roster of brand ambassadors, all of whom are inspirations to both Hublot and our clients. Justin's astounding achievements through his perseverance and commitment to his celebrated career have made him a great fit for Hublot, and we look forward to this exciting partnership."
Justin Rose stated: "I am thrilled to be joining Hublot as their newest ambassador, a brand I have long had an affinity for. To welcome Hublot into the game I love so much is truly an honour. Much like the mechanics of Hublot's watches, I work tirelessly to ingrain precise movements in my swing, I look forward to representing Hublot as I continue my pursuit of excellence on the global stage."
Rose established his golf career in 1998 at the British Open, and over the past seventeen years has reached astonishing achievements, including being named the third-ranked worldwide player in 2013.
As a 6-Time PGA Tour Champion, while holding seven victories on the European Tour, Rose and his new role as Brand Ambassador serve to further strengthen Hublot's connection to professional athletics, specifically golf, as one of the world's most popular sports. Aside from Rose's golf achievements, he is celebrated as a philanthropist and a global statesman, making him the perfect ambassador for Hublot.
"Hublot? A different way to progress" say those who know this unique Swiss luxury watch company, where each and every moment moves forward to create the future at breathtaking speed. A dream, initiated and developed by Hublot's Chairman Jean-Claude Biver with CEO, Ricardo Guadalupe, these two men are responsible for turning the Hublot brand into a genuine success story in which the Big Bang, King Power and Classic Fusion represent the symbols of a constantly evolving tradition.
From watch complications and revolutionary materials to world class collaborations such as FIFA World Cup™ and Ferrari, Hublot characterizes itself through the "Art of Fusion" philosophy, bringing tradition into the future. On a commercial level, the network of approved retailers has grown rapidly and currently stands at 750 points of sale and more than 70 exclusive boutiques around the world (Geneva, Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Paris, London, Berlin, Moscow, New York, Miami, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Ginza...).
For more information, visit www.hublot.com
Hampton Carney, Paul Wilmot Communications
Julia Cushman, Paul Wilmot Communications
Tel.: +1 (212) 206-7447