Five of the coolest Hublot ambassadors from Kylian Mbappé to Usain Bolt Five of the coolest Hublot ambassadors from Kylian Mbappé to Usain Bolt

Five of the coolest Hublot ambassadors from Kylian Mbappé to Usain Bolt

Fergus Nash

Wherever you saw your first Hublot, chances are you saw it on the wrist of a celebrity. With bold, industrial designs that transcend both luxury and sports watch norms, their brash attitude and unashamed price points draw a lot of hate from people who don’t understand Hublot’s appeal. However, for those who do get it, Hublot represents a pinnacle of the industry no matter where you are or what you do. It’s no wonder that they have one of the liveliest sponsorship histories out there, so let’s take a look at some of their current ambassadors.

Usain Bolt

In every primary school around the world, the most popular kid is usually whoever can run the fastest. Although that might not carry through into adulthood, there’s a certain magic to the sport of sprinting that inspires pretty much every human being. Topped off with being a genuinely lovely person, Usain Bolt is undoubtedly one of the most famous people on earth for his world record sprints. The most notable is his 100m time of 9.58 seconds, set at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin. From humble beginnings in the small town of Sherwood Content, the Jamaican legend now enjoys various entrepreneurial projects and producing music. His ambassador status with Hublot proves just how influential he is, even as a “retired” athlete.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has been a controversial figure at times, but his skill as a tennis legend is not up for debate. As if numbers alone weren’t enough to cement his place in tennis history, Djokovic recently took his 22nd Grand Slam title by winning the 2023 Australian Open with a 3cm tear in his hamstring, playing through the pain against Stefanos Tsitsipas. At the time of writing, he is currently listed at No.1 in the ATP rankings, bringing his record of spending the most weeks at that position up to 377. At 35, the Serbian remains at the top of his performance and hasn’t lost any ounce of ambition.

Kylian Mbappé

The first time I started to notice Hublot was when I worked at a company that frequently edited football interviews, and pretty much everyone was wearing one. Given the vast amount of football stars who wear Hublot and aren’t Hublot ambassadors, that Kylian Mbappé is their only official football player ambassador (excluding the various teams and leagues that they sponsor) shows how they reserve the best for the best. A born Parisian who cut his Ligue 1 teeth in Monaco, Mbappé was the centre of the world’s most expensive club transfer for a teenager at €180M in 2018. Since then, he has become generally regarded as one of the greatest forwards around and the all-time top goalscorer for Paris Saint-Germaine. He’s only 24 years old in 2023, and certainly has a lot more to give in his future career.

Shepard Fairey

Branching away from sports, Hublot being a Swiss watch company means they are naturally drawn to art, design and lifestyle. One of the most influential artists and Hublot ambassadors of the last few decades is Shepard Fairey, the American whose work you would recognise mostly from the “Obey Giant” design as well as Barack Obama’s 2008 Hope poster. Growing an ironic joke between some design students and skaters in the late ‘80s, Fairey’s stickers and prints developed a street art movement that resonated across the world.

Anne-Sophie Pic

It’s one thing to be a recipient of a Michelin star, and it’s another to receive multiple ones. On top of that, it’s even more impressive to have the most Michelin stars of any female chef considering how male-dominated the fine dining world can be. Also consider that Anne-Sophie Pic is self-taught, and the whole picture is one of pure talent and dedicated work. The Swiss brand are partnered with a number of celebrity chefs and restaurants around the world, but Anne-Sophie Pic deserves a special place amongst them for her individuality and fated success.