ELI MANNING AND HUBLOT RELEASE EXCLUSIVE TIMEPIECE
BY MATT COHEN
Quarterback Eli Manning has been the face of the Giants since the team acquired him during the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft.
Now the 14-year veteran is stepping off the field and onto the red carpet as the newest face of luxury Swiss watchmaker, Hublot. The partnership between the two-time Super Bowl MVP and Hublot was announced in December at an intimate dinner at the private metropolitan Club on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Joined by teammates Evan Engram, Devon Kennard and Zak DeOssie, Manning helped unveil an exclusive new timepiece – the Classic Fusion Chronograph New York.
"It's a great honor to be the face of a watch company that has such a great history," Manning said. "Hublot's philosophy of being first, unique and different is something that resonates with me. They do things in a unique way and all of their watches have a unique style and I think there's always a unique story with each one."
The dinner was hosted by Jean-François Sberro, Managing Director, Hublot North America and was also attended by former Giants' quarterback Jesse Palmer.
This is the second season of Hublot's multi-year marketing partnership with the Giants as the Official Watch and Timekeeper of Big Blue.
Here's a description of the watch per the release from Hublot:
The watch features embellishments of blue throughout the dial, case back, and pebbled "pigskin" football-inspired strap. The limited-edition watch comes encased with an authentic football signed by Eli Manning himself, fully integrating the spirit of both brands. This Classic Fusion Chronograph New York is limited to 22 pieces and available for purchase at Hublot New York locations on Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue.
With several teammates on hand, Eli Manning and Hublot unveil the Classic Fusion Chronograph New York at a launch party in Manhattan.