American basketball superstar, Reigning 2012 NBA Champion & Hublot AmbassadorDwyane Wade makes his first visit to Switzerland
Captain of 2012 NBA Champion Miami HEAT (having previously won the title in 2006 earning MVP Honors), Olympic gold medalist in Beijing, third player in history to score a triple-double in an NBA All-Star Game, basketball fund-raising pioneer for work with children – Dwyane Wade is a mega-star in the United States.
It was his first visit to Switzerland, at Hublot’s invitation (he was in London to support the American basketball team), and Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot, and Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO, were very proud to meet him and give him a taste of Switzerland! The star toured the mountains by helicopter giving him his first glimpse of the Cervin, the Jungfrau, the Eiger, and Mont-Blanc.
Tuesday, August 14 Wade visited the Hublot Manufacture workshops in Nyon, where he insisted on meeting all the watchmakers and employees, plying them with questions to get a better understanding of how his watch – the King Power Dwyane Wade special series in ceramic – is made and how it works.
“I had a great time with the Hublot team and I was really impressed by the precision, the care and incredibly meticulous work of the watchmakers. It is an honor for me to be part of the very select list of the brand’s ambassadors and have the opportunity to attend the Hublot workshop in Switzerland,” said Dwyane Wade.
“We are impressed by Dwyane’s energy and dynamism. It is something he shows not only with his incredible presence on the court, but also in his attitude with the creation of the Wade’s World Foundation with the objective of promoting education, health and social skills for children in at-risk situations. A talented person’s real personality is revealed when that person goes beyond what they could achieve with talent alone. We are particularly happy that our paths have crossed, and it is an honor to be on the same team as him,” added Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman and Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot.
Dwyane Wade embodies the talent, strength and style which create that magic on the court, with the physical shape becoming a blur moving with speed and grace, never failing to impress the great lovers of basketball. His exploits in the NBA are already legendary and his pivotal role as Captain of Miami HEATis just one facet of his dazzling career. And now Dwyane Wade has joined the very exclusive circle of Hublot ambassadors, all real living legends in their respective disciplines: Usain Bolt who has confirmed his title of the world’s fastest man, Diego Maradona, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Juventus Turin, Ajax Amsterdam in football, Jet Li in the martial arts and the cinema, the family of Ayrton Senna in Formula 1… to name but a few.