Hublot timekeeper of the metaverse
Partnering with acclaimed stadium architects, MEIS, and pioneering metaverse builders, Spatial, the 90,000 spectator, 1KM stadium is designed to showcase Hublot’s love for football, design, and community.
Another first for the Official Timekeeper in the world of football, Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot enters the metaverse with the unveiling of the “Hublot Loves Football Metaverse Stadium”.
A hybrid sport, art, and digital events space, the stadium structure is inspired by the intricate design of the case body and digital face of Hublot’s recently launched Big Bang e
Designed by legendary MEIS architects, the foremost designers of sports and entertainment venues credited with designing Crypto.com
stadium, Everton FC and Roma Stadiums. The stadium also marks the largest venue built in the Spatial metaverse.
Hublot CEO said: “Loud and forward-thinking approaches to design are part of our DNA, making the Hublot Loves Football Metaverse Stadium a natural progression for our brand. Continuing our legacy as the trusted timekeeper of world football, this initiative allows us to place a timestamp in metaverse history when the intersection of luxury, fashion, sport and virtual worlds is beginning to take off. Football provides a place for us to unite and celebrate our shared dreams, and we are extending football into a new realm. We invite you to gaze through the porthole into this new world, where you can discover our Hublot Loves Football latest visuals starring our Ambassadors and Friends of the Brand. We can all gather, celebrate our shared human history and look forward to our future together.”
As part of its longstanding commitment to innovation, Hublot was an early adopter of crypto amongst luxury watch brands. In 2018, Hublot unveiled the limited edition Big Bang Meca-10 P2P that was only available to be purchased via Bitcoin payments, a watch pegged to the 10th
anniversary of the currency.
Hublot partnered with Spatial, Web3 platform dedicated to helping creators and brands build visually stunning 3D spaces, for the brand’s first foray into the metaverse. Led by experienced leaders from Apple, Nest, LucasArts and Disney, Spatial is the Web3 home for luxury brands in the metaverse with over 4 million minutes spent on the platform every week. Visitors will be able to explore a 360-degree virtual stadium, inspired by Hublot’s Big Bang e,
accessible for free via mobile, desktop or Oculus headset.
Co-Founder and CPO of Spatial, said: “We are proud to be working with Hublot on this important sporting and metaverse milestone – creating our biggest space to date. At its core, the metaverse represents a new dimension for creativity, innovation, and inclusion. We channelled that vision into a unique immersive experience where people from all over the world can come together and celebrate the world’s game. To do this we created a world that showcases our mutual love for football, art, and community.”
The experience will be open to the general public via mobile and online on Spatial.io, allowing anyone to explore the 90,000-spectator football stadium, equipped with a kilometre-long concourse and media wall.
FAIA, Founder and Managing Principal of MEIS Studios, said: “In designing this stadium, we took inspiration from Hublot’s brave, unapologetic, and unparalleled approach to design. By referencing the Big Bang e, the project mirrors Hublot’s storied history of introducing new dimensions of design to new audiences. This partnership encapsulates all the world has come to know from Hublot and MEIS: A forward-thinking design philosophy paired with an attention to detail that is timeless and without equal.”
As part of the Hublot Loves Football campaign, dedicated exhibitions equipped for VR experience to access the stadium will pop up next to Hublot Boutiques in luxury shopping malls in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand across November.
Hublot is a Swiss watch manufacturer founded in 1980 and based in Nyon. For its first-ever timepiece, this fundamentally disruptive company combined gold with a rubber strap in a case with a design inspired by a ship’s porthole (“hublot”
in French). Thus, the “Art of Fusion”
was born, blending tradition, innovation, craftsmanship, worlds and talents. It became the brand’s aesthetic and technical signature.
This identity was strengthened in 2005 with the Big Bang, which attested to an unrivalled know-how in terms of complications, manufacture movements and state-of-the-art materials. Carbon, titanium, ceramic and sapphire have been developed on this model to technical extremes.
This ground-breaking, high-quality approach to watchmaking is summed up in its philosophy, “Be First, Unique and Different.”
It gradually led to other collections with innovative designs: Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang, Square Bang and Manufacture Pieces. These draw on high levels of craftsmanship, both in terms of the materials so dear to Hublot (such as Magic Gold, brightly-coloured ceramics and sapphires) and its manufacture movements (Unico chronograph, Meca-10 and large complications such as the Tourbillon, the Cathedral Minute Repeater and the specific Manufacture Pieces movements).
Hublot’s world extends to powerful partnerships, including football. “Hublot Loves Football”
has become the slogan at the world’s biggest sporting events (such as the FIFA World Cup™, Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA EURO™) and through its ambassadors. This love of football continues in art, design, music, sport, fine dining and sailing.
Lastly, Hublot’s implication in joint environmental projects with SORAI and Polar Pod reflects its concern for the issues of the day. Almost 125 boutiques around the world share Hublot’s fervour and values, alongside the Hublot.com