For the fifth year running, Hublot is a sponsor and official timekeeper of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud. This prestigious competition allows Hublot to demonstrate its attachment to its roots in Geneva and its love of sailing. After all, how could it be otherwise with a name like ‘Hublot’, which means ‘porthole’ in French?
Pitting skilled yachtsmen and women against each other, the winds, and themselves, the Bol d’Or Mirabaud is a perfect reflection of the Hublot philosophy. As tradition dictates, the competitors will set sail from Port Noir in Geneva at 10 a.m. on Saturday, 17 June. They must then sail the 66.5 nautical miles — 123 kilometres — journey from Port Noir to Bouveret and back again. No less than 100 volunteers and 20 boats from the Geneva Yacht Club will supervise over 500 single-hull and multihull sailing boats that are enrolled. Many international sailors will also be taking part in the event.
The thousands of spectators who always attend can watch the legendary start from the banks of Lake Geneva, where Hublot has created a pop-up store. For those who are sadly unable to attend, a live video and map showing the progress of the competitors is available on the website and the Bol d’Or Mirabaud YouTube channel. Onboard cameras allow you to experience the competition as if you were there.
This wave of passion has also inspired Hublot to produce an exclusive timepiece that will only be produced in 79 editions — the Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2017. Inspired by the marine universe, this chronograph made in Texalium and blue Ceramic perfectly suits this mythical trial of our region.
Sponsoring, timing, and an exclusive model: Hublot is committed to the Bol d’Or Mirabaud on many levels. The third edition of the Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol D’or Mirabaud 2017 will be distributed to the winners of the Bol d’Or Challenge, the Bol de Vermeil and the ACVL-SRS Trophy. Hublot shares the passion for sailing with the competitors, and wishes them all a good race!