USAIN BOLT HELPS LAUNCH NEW HUBLOT BOUTIQUE IN KYOTO
Fine watchmaker Hublot opened its new boutique in Kyoto on August 26 and on September 5, it finally got the true buzz: Hublot Ambassador and record-breaking Olympian medalist Usain “Lightning” Bolt came to a high-profile charity event with kids, held by the Swiss luxury Watch Brand in Japan.
Hublot’s new boutique in Kyoto kick-started with Bolt photographing with kids, followed by a charity run with the athlete and the kids.
Earlier this year, Luxury group LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, owner of Hublot, announced its sales performance for 2016 – the group’s revenue totaled €37.6 billion ($40.3 billion) in 2016 – up 5% year-on-year. Net profit grew 11% to €3.98 billion ($4.3 billion). The group’s TAG Heuer watch brand grew, while Hublot continued its development in Asia and recorded “the best year in its history”.