Swiss watchmaker Hublot has been associated with the International Cricket Council for the last three years and has now extended this long-term partnership with the ICC on all events to 2020. To celebrate the extended alliance with the cricketing association, Hublot has introduced the Classic Fusion Chronograph “The Ashes” edition. The special edition watch was unveiled by former Australian Captain Michael Clarke during an exclusive event held at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground. Limited to only 32 examples, it features several subtle details that give the watch its unique character. The unique dial features a few distinctive symbols directly associated with cricket: the hands of the two counters in the shape of a bat and, at 12 o’clock, a triple applique referring to the stumps.
The caseback of the special edition wears the Ashes series logo on the sapphire glass and is complimented with a leather strap with triple white saddle stitching to honor the style of a cricket ball. Twin oversized chronograph counters reside at the 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock markers whilst a subtle date window can be found at the 6 o’clock mark. The Hublot Classic Fusion Ashes Chronograph is priced at $16,200 AUD (approximately $12,300 USD).