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Birthday boy Bolt receives King Power Unico All Carbon watch

by Philip Kaspar
28 August, 2012
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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

Jean Claude Biver and Usain Bolt

Running faster than anyone else in the world certainly has its rewards. Mr. Jean-Claude Biver, Hublot Chairman. and Mr. Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO, gathered to welcome living legend and brand ambassador, Usain Bolt, at an informal party near Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

The afternoon began with a rare taste of Switzerland- a private helicopter ride over Switzerland’s famous Alps to enjoy Swiss landscape. Landing at Mr. Biver’s private residence, Usain was greeted by the Hublot family who hosted him to celebrate not only his amazing achievements from the recent games in London, but also the sprinter’s 26th birthday.

Usain cuts his birthday cake

Bolt was presented with a special cake made by Swiss Chef Benoit Viollier from the Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville in Crissier/Lausanne.

To top off the celebration, Hublot also presented Bolt with a unique present – a King Power Unico All Carbon, with a customised case-back, as a gift for his London Victories.

Usain's 3 gold medals

In true ‘Lightning Bolt’ style, Usain showed off his three gold medals to the Hublot friends & family in attendance.

“I had a great time with the Hublot team and I was really touched by their gifts and warm welcoming. It is an honour to be part of this family, who always support and believe in me” Usain Bolt.

“We were thrilled to host legendary sprinter Usain Bolt today and to celebrate his 26th birthday. Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman and Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot.

After the party the champion, dashed back by helicopter to the running track to resume training, and it was all worth while as he won his 200m race in the Lausanne Samsung Diamond League meeting in a time of 19:58 seconds.

 

 

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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

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