Usain Bolt’s distinguished track career came to a somewhat underwhelming conclusion earlier this week, with the legendary Jamaican sprinter finishing 3rd in his last individual 100-metre race.
However, Bolt’s legacy is undiminished and his impact on the sport of sprinting cannot be understated. His long-term watchmaking partner, Hublot, has also said that he will remain a legend long after his retirement.
The Swiss watchmaker has said that it “intends to pursue the strong partnership linking it to Usain Bolt, the man, after the champion’s retirement from the sport by continuing to share the common values of courage, generosity and positive energy. Furthermore, we wish that he stays on the same wave of success in his future activities that he enjoyed as a professional sprinter.”
Continuing their tribute to Bolt, Hublot added: “Since 2010, Hublot has joined Usain Bolt in the same quest. The quest to measure time, to surpass oneself, and to be determined to stand the test of time. First, Unique, Different: the slogan defining the Hublot brand adapts perfectly to its Lightning Bolt ambassador, the first in the race, the first to beat records, unique by virtue of his track records, different due to his style, different due to his size among sprinters.”
The flagship piece of the Hublot / Bolt partnership has been the Hublot UNICO Usain Bolt watch, which was designed in collaboration with the Jamaican sprinter.
Available in either yellow gold or black ceramic, Bolt was keen to ensure that both models used the green and gold found on the Jamaican flag.
Now, in 2017, Hublot has crafted a special edition of the Hublot UNICO Usain Bolt watch for Only Watch, an auction that will consist of unique timepieces to raise money for children suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
The unique watch has been machined out of very delicate sapphire, and like the original Hublot UNICO Usain Bolt watches, features the colours of the Jamaican flag. The successful bidder will also organise a personal meet and greet session with Bolt, as well as receiving a signed PUMA T-shirt signed by the fastest man ever.
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