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Monday, August 27, 2012


Biver and Bolt: Jean Claude gifts Usain a new King Power Unico All Carbon watch



Another day, another top celebrity meet and greet for Mr. Jean-Claude Biver, Hublot Chairman, this time at his own home. He and Mr. Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO, gathered to welcome living legend and brand ambassador, Usain Bolt, at an informal party near Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

The afternoon began with a rare taste of Switzerland - a private helicopter ride over Switzerland’s famous Alps to enjoy the stunning Swiss landscape. 


Landing at Mr. Biver’s private residence, Usain was greeted by the Hublot family who hosted him to celebrate not only his amazing achievements at the recent games in London, but also the sprinter’s 26th birthday. 


Bolt was presented with a special cake made by Swiss Chef Benoit Viollier from the Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville in Crissier/Lausanne.

To top off the celebration, Hublot also presented Bolt with a unique present - a King Power Unico All Carbon, with a customized case-back, as a gift for his London victories. There are no pictures provided of Usain's customised King Power, but this is the model in question, and it's significantly over $26,000 worth of birthday present.




In true ‘Lightning Bolt’ style, Usain showed off his three gold medals to the Hublot friends & family in attendance. 




“I had a great time with the Hublot team and I was really touched by their gifts and warm welcoming. It is an honoor to be part of this family, who always support and believe in me” Usain Bolt.
“We were thrilled to host legendary sprinter Usain Bolt today and to celebrate his 26th birthday. Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman and Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot.

After the party the champion had to dash back by helicopter to get down to work on the running track! And it paid off too because the ultimate showman picked up in Lausanne where he left off in London, playing air guitar on his blocks before cruising to victory in the 200m!

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