2018 was the year of the FIFA World Cup, but 2019 is going to be all about cricket. The ICC World Cup 2019 is set to take place in England and Wales in exactly 99 days and Hublot is here to remind us just that.
The legendary Swiss watchmaker, on February 19th, celebrated the 100-day countdown to cricket’s greatest competition by unveiling a three-metre-high clock at ‘the home of cricket’, the iconic Lord’s stadium in England. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, was joined by David Richardson, former South Africa cricketer and CEO of the International Cricket Council and Michael Vaughan, one of England’s most successful cricket captains of all time.
Clocks displaying the countdown to festivities will now be visible in Hublot’s London boutique, situated at 14 New Bond Street in London, and at select match venues in the lead up to the start of the event.
In 2010, Hublot became the Official Timekeeper to the FIFA World Cup and recently associated themselves with the world of cricket too. They begin this partnership in 2015 with the Cricket World Cup and in 2016 became the Official Timekeeper of the ICC World Twenty20, and the ICC Champions Trophy and the Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2017, making them the the first watchmaker to ever associate itself with the game of cricket.
Set to be hosted this year in England and Wales, the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup will start off on May 30 with a match between England and South Africa. The Indian team’s first match will be played on 6th June against South Africa and the final is set to take place on July 14.