SNAKES ON A WATCH
Kobe Bryant is the latest in a long line of sportspeople to be honoured with a luxury wristwatch created and dedicated to his talent. In his case, Hublot’s King Power Black Mamba is a beast of a timepiece.
Bryant, like any good brand ambassador should be, is clearly enamoured of his new watch, “My motto is to feel confident and always on the move. This is why I did not hesitate for a second about joining the Hublot family. What is more, I love my King Power Black Mamba watch, which symbolises the combination of fine expertise used in watchmaking and my favourite sport, basketball.”
To celebrate this partnership, Hublot unveiled a limited edition King Power Black Mamba, which was created specially for Bryant in Los Angeles. The collection, which is limited to just 250 pieces in the world, includes several elements in honour of Kobe's career and basketball in general. The number 24, clearly visible on the watch, was the number he wore on his shirt and the dial tinted in purple and gold celebrates the collective achievements and success of the "purple and gold dynasty" of the Los Angeles Lakers. A black mamba, his nickname, snakes across the open dial, an element that adds a mysterious and charismatic dimension. To complete the design of the timepiece, a black python-skin bracelet stitched on black rubber, and a case back engraved with Kobe Bryant's signature are faithful to the concepts dear to Hublot: “The Art of Fusion”.
KOBE BRYANT (RIGHT) WITH A FAN