After a career which has not only made him a legendary athlete but also one of the greatest sportsmen of all time, Usain Bolt is going to hang up his spikes with a unique track record: 11 World Championship titles – maybe 12 after his last participation in the World Championship that will be held within the next days – and 8 Olympic medals! The fastest man in the world will hang up his spikes after the World Championships in London.
“We will always be impressed by the physical and moral values that enabled Usain Bolt to become the fastest man of all time! Beyond his role as a Hublot ambassador, he is a daily inspiration for us, a role model. We will never be able to thank him enough for that. Good luck for London, Usain, and may you continue to… shine!” stated Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot.
Usain Bolt is the only athlete to have defended his gold medal over three consecutive Olympics, even going as far as beating three records in one Olympiad! He holds the world records for the 100m, 200m, and 4 x 100m. Since 2010, Hublot has joined Usain Bolt in the same quest. The partnership has resulted in the launch of a watchmaking creation just like the great champion, the Hublot Big Bang UNICO Usain Bolt watch. A piece proposed in two versions, yellow gold or All Black ceramic. Designed in collaboration with Bolt, this model in shades of green and gold is a nod to the champion’s favourite colours. Its strap presents an embossed Jamaican flag.
A very special Big Bang for the fastest man since the Big Bang! The Hublot and Bolt duo has also prepared a surprise for the 2017 edition of Only Watch, an auction of unique watches in aid of research and support for children suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy to be held in November in Geneva.