Haute Cuisine Fusion
Andreas Caminada becomes Hublot Ambassador
Hublot is a Swiss luxury watchmaker founded in 1980 by Italian Carlo Crocco and it represents the
Art of Fusion in watches. With this in mind, Hublot loves bringing like-minded individuals to best represent the brand in their own fields.
Wearing just jeans, trainers and a black apron, Andreas Caminada met Ricardo Guadalupe in Fürstenau, a small village in Europe. This cooking prodigy is a countryman who works with local produce, grows some of it and has values in line with the absolute watchmaking precision. Andreas takes a liking for the simple and natural things in life. As an international reference, he became the youngest chef in Europe to have won a third Michelin star. His skills combined with audacity, innovation and tradition makes him the ultimate representation of talent, spirit, determination and passion.
“The culinary art inspires dreams and induces profound emotions. You need a tough mind, ironclad courage and a creativity that reinvents itself day after day. Unlimited dedication, friendship
and passion are essential ingredients for offering each and every diner a unique and unforgettable experience. Our partnership with Hublot sees two dynamic teams brought together through shared values and their will to continue breaking new barriers in order to always innovate,” shared Andreas Caminada, Michelin 3-starred chef.
The small village located in the Grisons canton appeared to be at a stand still.
This place lives and breathes “Swissitude” held dear by the watchmaker. Andrea’s castle in Fürstenau speaks volumes on the philosophy that preoccupies him. The building helps retain the assets of its history while finding new life through the features of its refined and highly contemporary interior. Similarly to his dishes, it is paced like the dial of a watch, where each ingredient has a function yet it engages one another to offer an explosion of unique taste.
By pooling both talents, Andreas and Hublot are preparing to bring to life a menu that composed of surprising and audacious creations.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot shared,” It is no secret that I’m an epicurean. I like beautiful things. I like fine things. So, when I discovered Andreas Caminada’s cuisine and when I met him, I was struck by the obviousness and simplicity of his approach. The way in which he makes gastronomy less complicated whilst imbuing it with even more nobility. A real character, a man, who is an obvious choice and who perfectly embodies all that brings together that friends of the brand and the values that we uphold day after day: excellence, passion, the desire to leave a mark, to perpetuate knowledge, to take pleasure in all that we do – whether this is through sport, art, or our vocation – to transmit pleasure and to make others want to surpass themselves. Quite simply, an inspirational character”.
basketball together. “I’ve witnessed for myself what the positive energy sport can unleash in many of the Laureus projects. We are proud to support this foundation; it is a cooperation that allows us to bring about lasting changes in the lives of thousands of children and adolescents,” explains Christoph Grainger-Herr, the new CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.
As part of its effort to spread the word about its values, IWC organised a bike tour with the FORMULA ONE world champion Nico Rosberg, double Olympian champion cyclist Fabian Cancellara and Ironman World Champion Jan Frodeno. The 30km ride were also traversed by extreme cyclist Patrick Seabse, Nadine Rieder, Sofia Wiedenroth and Morgane Such from the AMG Rotwild Mountainbike Racing Team.
The Laureus foundation recognises new athletes each year that help raise awareness for its projects. This year, three former athletes are accepted into its circle which now includes 61 sporting legends: Swiss cyclist Fabian Cancellara, Dutch footballer Ruud Guilt and Scottish track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy. Each of these members also received a Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” from IWC CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr in Monaco.
The timepiece features a mechanical chronograph movement, self winding IWCmanufactured 89361 calibre, date display, stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds, flyback function, small hacking seconds and back engraving depicting the winning picture in the “Time Well Spent” drawing competition, just to name a few. There are only 1,500 of such watches in the world.