The Benfica Eagles Join Hublot’s Football Squad
The motto of Sport Lisboa e Benfica dates back 113 years. A symbol of Portugal’s most successful club with the biggest international fan base, counting more than 6 million supporters. A common passion that carries Benfica to even greater success. A club whose victories are now counted in Hublot time, with its Classic Fusion Chrono “SPORT LISBOA BENFICA”.
“If I had to take someone who didn’t like football to a match, it’d be to the Estádio da Luz, one of those magic places where passion for football is born and nurtured. Benfica is a legendary club that made football history by founding the national league in 1934 and has never left the top division. The ritual of the flight of the Águia Vitória eagle before each home match is a moment that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. It’s a beautiful philosophy that, unsurprisingly, is at the root of the ‘Encarnados’. They love football and know how to convey their passion” said Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO, Hublot.
Alongside Chelsea, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Ajax Amsterdam, SL Benfica becomes the fifth European club to join Hublot’s squad.
“We like to partner with global references. Like Benfica, Hublot is a leader in its industry with a strong presence all over the world. And above all, Hublot combines tradition with innovation, something that is very important to us” said Luis Filipe Vieira, President of SL Benfica Football Club.
Limited Edition of 113 Pieces
The case, in black ceramic, measures 45mm x 13mm. It has an AR-coated sapphire crystal and it is water resistant to 50 meters. The bezel is black ceramic and the lugs are black composite resin.
The caseback is black ceramic engraved “SPECIAL EDITION” + “1 OF 113” and it has an AR-coated sapphire crysta. as well.
Movement is the Swiss automatic Hublot caliber HUB1143 with 59 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours.
It has a matte black dial with “BSL17” logo at 3 o’clock counter. Polished black plated appliques and black plated hands.
It comes on a black rubber and black alligator strap with red stitching and a black PVD steel deployant.