It is the world’s premier inland lake regatta. It is also a huge nautical festival, bringing together almost 600 yachts on the waters of Lake Geneva. Amateurs and professionals, including champions from all over Europe, meet on the starting line in Geneva harbour. Over 3000 sailors, thousands of spectators lining the banks, a truly stunning start, an exemplary Organisation Committee and a hundred volunteers, this is the competition that has it all, from the most cutting-edge innovations in nautical research to an open, friendly atmosphere.And to celebrate this great, highly promising 75th anniversary event, Hublot is honoured and privileged to have been chosen as the official timekeeper for the regatta.
The event kicks off in front of the Société Nautique de Genève yacht club on Saturday, 15th June at 10am. The yachts head towards Le Bouveret at the end of the lake to tack around the “Hublot Barge” – the only brand on the course – at the halfway point, decked out for the occasion with a giant clock to show the teams their mid-race time. Of course, Hublot will also be present at the Société Nautique de Genève with display cases and a boutique, and its entire team led by Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman and Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of the company. Everyone is delighted to be able to support and be a part of this fantastic event!
Hublot has always been close to the world of sailing and the sea, firstly through its very name (“Hublot” means “porthole”) and the shape of its watches, but also through prestigious partnerships such as the one with Alinghi, the Monaco Oceanographic Museum and its Institute, or the Marina de Porto Cervo and the Real Club Nautico de Palma with the Copa Del Rey.
It’s no surprise, then, that Hublot is supporting the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, and the brand is already looking forward to this unique spectacle, so close to home, on Lake Geneva here in Switzerland. To pay tribute to the celebration of the event’s 75th anniversary, Hublot has created a Classic Fusion Chronograph, a chic sports model in titanium, chosen for its lightness, shock-resistance and extreme resistance to corrosion, featuring a carbon fibre dial with silver counters and a chronograph hand in the deep blue of the Lake Geneva waters. A strap, which is also made from carbon fibre sewn onto black rubber, completes the piece. Only 75 numbered watches will be produced, featuring “75ème édition Bol d’Or Mirabaud” engraved on the back.
It stands as testament to the values of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, which have always been shared by Hublot. A respectful nod to the great traditions combined with a firm focus on the future: this manifesto clearly reflects Hublot’s policy, linking water and land, tradition and innovation, wood and high-tech materials, time and space. A fusion of all elements, all technologies….
Let’s make the most of the 2013 anniversary event!
Here’s hoping the sun and wind caress the sails throughout the weekend…