A stylistic lessonBrand ambassador José Mourinho at Harrods
At Harrods, the world’s most famous department store, Hublot was proud to welcome its ambassador, José Mourinho, for an exceptional event held in the Men’s Luxury Collections on the Ground floor, with VIP guests, clients, style influencers and press.
José Mourinho is not only the football manager of Chelsea FC – the new football club of which Hublot is Official Timekeeper and Official Watch - and one of the best football managers in the world, he is also a man of style even if he does not consider himself as a style icon. Always stylish on the touchline and away from the pitch, he only wears sophisticated colours: grey, blue, light blue, dark blue, etc. Last month, in the GQ Men of the Year Awards ceremony in London, he received the GQ’s Editor’s Special Award of the year. He is an important figure and a leader admired for his charisma, outspokenness and sometimes even provocative attitude. The Portuguese José Mourinho coaches and leads with style! In short, "The Special One" divides opinion around the world and maintains an unwavering personality, as football loves strong characters. As does Hublot.
Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO, commented: "What could be more natural for us than to team up with Harrods in London to welcome our Hublot Ambassador and friend, José Mourinho ? Hublot has been present at Harrods, the world’s most famous department store with the latest men’s and women’s designer fashion, luxury gifts, food and accessories, since 2011. We share together a passion for design, creativity and craftmanship and José Mourinho’s style matches perfectly with this vision. »
José Mourinho declared: “I am glad to be here today with Hublot at Harrods. I don’t feel like being a style icon but I try to cultivate my physical appearance. And my Hublot watches fit perfectly with my style, which is very classy and elegant. »
As a keen watch enthusiast, José Mourinho is also a bit superstitious with his watch collection: after every league championship won, he gets a new Hublot watch and puts the « winner » watch away in a safe. The « Special One » has his own watch, the King Power « Special One », unveiled during Baselworld 2014. With a strapping diameter of 48 mm and a sleek, sporty design, the King Power is not an average watch, and this is evident at first glance. It's the dark blue carbon fibre that grabs your attention. It is the result of an unprecedented technical process. The colour is directly integrated in the fibres arranged in the mould, and the whole assembly is then pressurised. The colour is thus WITHIN the material. The visual effect is emphasised by the moulded bezel - also blue - and the rubber inserts for the push-buttons and crown. The counters, hands and minute track are in the same blue, and the piece is completed by a navy blue alligator strap which underscores the unique character of this watch.
Why blue? Because it's somewhat the signature colour of José Mourinho; his ties, his shirts - he always wears a touch of blue. His signature also appears on the back of the watch.