Kylian Mbappe and Hublot: A Fusion of Excellence in Soccer and Watchmaking

 French Soccer Sensation and Hublot Ambassador Kylian Mbappe Shines On and Off the Field

Kylian Mbappe of France sits on the bench before the match during the UEFA EURO 2024 semi-final match between Spain v France at Munich Football Arena on July 09, 2024 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alex Pantling - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Kylian Mbappe, the renowned French soccer star and Hublot Ambassador, was seen sporting the Hublot Big Bang Original Steel Diamonds watch before the semi-final match between Spain and France during the UEFA EURO 2024 at Munich Football Arena. Mbappe, who currently holds an impressive record of 30 goals in the tournament, continues to break barriers in the soccer world. With a net worth of $180 million, his influence extends far beyond the pitch, making him one of the most marketable athletes globally. Hublot, a Swiss watch manufacturer known for its innovative and high-quality timepieces, found the perfect partner in Mbappe, reflecting their shared values of excellence and uniqueness. This collaboration underscores Hublot’s philosophy of being “First, Unique, and Different,” blending tradition with innovation in luxury watchmaking.

Hublot, founded in 1980 and based in Nyon, Switzerland, has always been at the forefront of revolutionary watch design. The brand made waves with its first-ever timepiece, combining gold with a rubber strap inspired by a ship’s porthole – hence the name ‘Hublot.’ This innovative approach, known as the Art of Fusion, seamlessly blends tradition with cutting-edge materials and craftsmanship. Hublot’s iconic Big Bang collection, launched in 2005, epitomizes this philosophy with its use of carbon, titanium, ceramic, and sapphire.

Mbappe’s partnership with Hublot is a testament to the brand’s deep connection with the world of sports, particularly football. “Hublot Loves Football” has become more than a slogan; it’s a commitment seen in the brand’s presence at major sporting events like the FIFA World Cup, Premier League, and UEFA Champions League. As an ambassador, Mbappe represents the pinnacle of athletic prowess and style, embodying Hublot’s values on and off the field.

Mbappe’s global popularity is unrivaled, making him an ideal figure to promote Hublot’s innovative timepieces. His social media presence alone, with millions of followers across various platforms, brings significant exposure to the brand. Fans admire not only his athletic achievements but also his sense of style and elegance, perfectly matched by the sophistication of Hublot watches.

The Hublot Big Bang Original Steel Diamonds watch, which Mbappe wore before the UEFA EURO 2024 semi-final, is a perfect example of the brand’s commitment to luxury and innovation. With its polished stainless steel case and diamond-set bezel, the watch exudes elegance and precision – qualities that Mbappe himself exemplifies on the soccer field. With its blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern design, this model highlights Hublot’s dedication to creating timepieces that stand out in a crowded market.

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Hublot Big Bang Original Steel Diamonds

Hublot’s engagement in various domains, from art and design to exemplary dining and environmental projects, showcases its multifaceted approach to brand partnerships. The collaboration with SORAI and Polar Pod reflects Hublot’s commitment to environmental issues, further enhancing its global reputation. This diverse portfolio of interests aligns with Mbappe’s broad appeal and dedication to excellence in every aspect of his life.

In conclusion, Kylian Mbappe’s partnership with Hublot is a perfect match, blending the worlds of luxury watchmaking and elite sports. Mbappe and Hublot strive for excellence, innovation, and a unique approach in their respective fields. As Mbappe continues to dazzle the world with his soccer skills, Hublot’s timepieces remain a symbol of prestige and cutting-edge design, cementing their place in the hearts of fans and collectors worldwide.

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About the Author:

Joseph DeAcetis covers the intersections of style, culture art and fashion with a special emphasis on Hollywood and Professioanl Athletes, and the evolving status of menswear. Over the course of his career, he has written award-winning columns for Esquire, People Magazine, Robb Report, and Playboy.

Most recently, he served as creative fashion director for Forbes Media as both critic and reporter and has written widely on the importance of dressing for success and how advancements in technology have influenced the business of fashion in the twenty-first century. A Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, his most recent role is editor at and the launch of his LATINX menswear brand POTRO

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