Hublot – Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud – Style & Trends

As of today, the 83rd Bol d’Or Mirabaud and Hublot invite its new ambassador, Alan Roura, for a short stopover in Geneva. It was an opportunity to talk to him about the activities he organizes to pass on his love of sailing to future generations. Official Timekeeper of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud since 2013, Hublot has imbued its limited series Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud with everything that makes the Bol d’Or Mirabaud so emblematic: the blue waters often rendered too calm by a lack of of wind and the wild, tumultuous waves that make this highly technical race famous.

Hublot Bol d’Or Mirabaud © Hublot

The Bol d’Or Mirabaud embodies Hublot’s Lake Geneva roots and its historical links with sailing and water sports. For this 83rd edition, the Swiss manufacture merges ocean racing and Lake Geneva regatta, inviting Alan to find the first shores he knew. Reminiscing about his Bol d’Or Mirabaud experiences, Alan explained that the best sailors and skippers love the technical waters of Lake Geneva. As the Bol d’Or Mirabaud boats finish their race by crossing the line at the Société Nautique de Genève, Alan will set off on the Arctic Vendée. We are proud and delighted to be able to support these legendary moments in the world of sailing, in Switzerland and around the world.” Ricardo Guadalupe CEO Hublot

I took part in the Bol d’Or three times and I have incredible memories of it. Unfortunately, I cannot participate this year as it clashes with other events on my sporting calendar, but I am delighted to be able to attend the press conference alongside Hublot, partner of my Vendée Globe IMOCA project. It’s an incredible event that sums up my love of sailing and my love for my home country, Switzerland. I hope the conditions will be perfect, that it will be a pleasure to watch and that I may come back next year!” Alan Roura Hublot Ambassador

Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d'Or Mirabaud

Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud © Hublot

Hublot & the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, two icons of Swiss innovation, performance and passion

Through its original iconic design from 1980, with the watch bezel fitted with signature screws reminiscent of a ship’s porthole. Through its sailing partnerships with the most iconic of races, from the oldest aboard the Luna Rossa in the 2007 America’s Cup, the toughest and most iconic of ocean races, with Alan Roura for his campaign Vendée Globe 2024, and the largest inland nautical regatta in the world as Official Timekeeper of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud since 2013.

Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d'Or Mirabaud

Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud © Hublot

Hublot, Official Timekeeper of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud since 2013

Attracting both amateurs and experienced sailors, the Bol d’Or Mirabaud brings together multihulls, monohulls, one-designs and prototypes. The Bol d’Or Mirabaud is 500 boats that run 123 kilometers from one end of the lake to the other, from Geneva to Bouveret, and back. This world famous Swiss regatta holds a special place in the heart of every Swiss sailor, who grew up with the Bol d’Or Mirabaud as a symbol of Swiss sailing. For local and Swiss sailors, it’s the Holy Grail, a kind of Swiss Vendée Globe. “Participating in the Bol d’Or is a key moment in the life of a sailor, no matter where he sails…” This is what Alan Roura said in 2017, as the race’s sponsor, a role that he accepted while circumnavigating the Brazilian coast during his first Vendée Globe. Before that, the Swiss skipper had won the Bol d’Or Mirabaud in 2013 in the Surprise category, a 7.64m boat, less than half the size of his IMOCA Hublot. The Surprise is a special boat for the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, as it is a one-design and the most popular class in the race. For the skippers, it’s an intense regatta, a sort of race within a race.

Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d'Or Mirabaud

Official Timekeeper of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud since 2013 © Hublot

The Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud Special Edition

Designed for land and water, the sporty and elegant Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud features a 45 mm black ceramic case with alternating satin and matte finishes, a satin-brushed anthracite gray sunray dial and An anthracite technical fabric strap with intense navy blue stitching. These colors echo those of the waters of Lake Geneva, known for its capricious and unpredictable thermals, the blue of its waters changing from dark blue to intense black as the day turns into night, the boats leaving at 10 a.m. morning and very often arriving at the Société Nautique de Genève after dark.

Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d'Or Mirabaud

Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud © Hublot

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