Published on February 22nd, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez



Luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot recently revealed an exclusive timepiece designed with baseball legend Jose Bautista, titled Classic Fusion Chronograph Special Edition “Jose Bautista”.

To celebrate the new watch, Jean-François Sberro, Managing Director, Hublot North America, hosted an intimate cocktail reception and seated dinner at the luxurious Adelaide Hotel which towers over Toronto’s Financial District. Clients, friends of the brand, and select media were invited to mingle with Jose Bautista and witness the reveal of the exclusive timepiece.

Jose Bautista, noted, “I am proud to join Hublot’s family of greats, especially since I have always been such an admirer of their timepieces. I had the unique privilege to design a watch alongside one of my favorite watchemakers after visiting the Swiss watch Manufacture HQ, a timepiece I hope people will cherish for generations to come.”

Jean-François Sberro, Managing Director, Hublot North America, commented, “We are excited to reveal a special timepiece we created exclusively for legendary baseball player Jose Bautista,. He is yet another athletic powerhouse to add to Hublot’s long-standing history with the world of professional sports. Another “Legend” in the Hublot family. Canada is an important market for us and we are hoping to excite Bautista’s local fans.”

This marks Hublot’s first official brand event in Toronto and second in Canada, following a successful grand opening of the Swiss watchmaker’s boutique in Vancouver with brand ambassador Lang Lang in September of 2017. That also marked the debut of the Classic Fusion Chronograph Canada timepiece.

The Classic Fusion Chronograph Special Edition “Jose Bautista” is a sleek, all black timepiece designed with and inspired by Jose Bautista and his illustrious career as a right fielder for the Toronto Blue Jays. The dial features his baseball number, “19” at the noon marker with 21 black diamonds and polished black plated appliques. The case is black ceramic on a black rubber alligator strap with grey stitching, and the right-hand chronograph function is designed in the likeness of a baseball. The star’s autograph is visible on the sapphire case back.


Reference: 521.CM.1490.LR.JBA17—Special edition XX/19

Diameter:45 mm

Case:Satin-finished and polished black ceramic

Bezel:Satin-finished and polished black ceramic

Water Resistant:5 ATM (50m)

Dial:Black sunray satin-finished

Movement:Caliber Hublot HUB1143 Self-winding Chronograph movement

Power reserve:42 hours

Strap:Black rubber and black alligator with grey stitching

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