In central London, Hublot, Official Timekeeper of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, today celebrated the 100-day countdown to cricket’s greatest competition.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of the Swiss luxury watchmaker, launched a three-metre-high clock at Lord’s – the iconic ‘Home of Cricket’- as the countdown to the event.
He was joined by David Richardson, CEO of the International Cricket Council and former South Africa cricketer, and Michael Vaughan OBE, England’s most successful cricket captain of the modern era, and new friend of Hublot.
Hosted this year in England and Wales, the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup gets underway on May 30th with a match between England and South Africa, with the final set to take place on July 14.
Clocks displaying the countdown to festivities will now be visible in Hublot’s London boutique, situated at 14 New Bond Street in London, and at select match venues in the lead up to the start of the event.
MICHAEL VAUGHAN BECOMES A FRIEND OF HUBLOT
To celebrate the partnership, Hublot is proud to reveal its new friend of the brand: former England captain Michael Vaughan OBE.
Leading England between 2003 and 2008, Vaughan won a record 26 Test matches, most famously winning 2005’s Ashes competition between England and Australia,
England’s first Ashes victory since 1987. A world-class batsman and tactician, Michael Vaughan remains today one of the most respected and influential commentators on the game.