With a new location in Ginza, Hublot continues its expansion into the most exclusive shopping destinations in the world.
On this occasion, Hublot donated 10’000 sets of coloured pencils Caran d’Ache to the Kids Earth Fund in Japan, helping children affected by the tsunami to recreate their dreams.
Plus, an auction will be held to raise funds for children affected by the Tohoku Earthquake, featuring a unique King Power Red Devil.
In celebration of the boutique opening, Hublot reinforced its relationship with football by bringing the “FIFA Winner’s Trophy for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™” to Japan for the first time in its history.
Please read the official press release below:
Hublot opens its first-ever boutique in Japan
With a new location in Ginza, Hublot continues its expansion into the most exclusive shopping destinations in the world. On this occasion, Hublot donated 10’000 sets of coloured pencils Caran d’Ache to the Kids Earth Fund in Japan, helping children affected by the tsunami to recreate their dreams.
Plus, an auction will be held to raise funds for children affected by the Tohoku Earthquake, featuring a unique King Power Red Devil.In celebration of the boutique opening, Hublot reinforced its relationship with football by bringing the “FIFA Winner’s Trophy for 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM” to Japan for the first time in its history.
June 2nd, 2011 - First-ever Hublot flagship boutique in Japan has just opened on the prestigious Namiki street in Ginza, Tokyo. Following Place Vendôme in Paris and Madison Avenue, Beverly Hills, Ginza is the 35th Hublot boutique as its expansion in the luxury retail sector is set to continue throughout 2011 and well into the future. The boutique’s design, by Peter Marino, the famous New York “star” architect, carries the same concept as the Hublot boutique in Place Vendôme, Paris (opened in December 2010) and Madison Avenue, New York (opened in February 2011) and has been developed by reinterpreting the concept of fusion dear to the brand, and introduced materials such as bronze, natural buckskin or ebony to convey a warm yet tranquil atmosphere. A wide variety of watches will be displayed in the boutique using innovative and captivative showcases, and the newest Hublot events will be displayed on a high definition screen. The new boutique is also the only location to offer “Vendome Collection” in Japan.
The opening ceremony took place in front of Hublot Boutique Ginza on June 2nd with the presence of following guests ; HAKUHO (Mr. Sho Hakuho), Sumo wrestler who is the only active Yokozuna and established the second longest winning streak in sumo history; Mr. Seigo Narazaki, a notable goalkeeper who became the first goalkeeper ever to be chosen as the Japan League's Player of the Year; Ms. Harumi Torii, founder of a non-profit organization “KIDS EARTH FUND (KEF)”; Mr. Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of Hublot; Mr. Ricardo Guadalupe, Managing Director of Hublot; Mr. Emmanuel Prat, President of Hublot Japan & LVMH Japan. Through a strong relationship with FIFA as “Official Watchmaker” and “Official Timekeeper”, the FIFA Winner’s Trophy for 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM came over and unveiled to commemorate this event – It was the first public release of the trophy in Japan!
Charity Gala Dinner to support “KIDS EARTH FUND”
The gala dinner featuring charity was held to celebrate the opening of Hublot Boutique Ginza, and it is the perfect occasion to give back a part of its success. Hublot, led by Jean-Claude Biver, who loves Japan and visited the country just a week before the Tohoku Earthquake hit on March 11th 2011, was one of the first luxury brands to take action for tragic disaster. Just after the chaos, Hublot launched “Commitment for Japan, You and Hublot for Japan” campaign on Hublot official website to raise funds via Red Cross Society for support.
Hublot was touched by the devoted activities of “KIDS EARTH FUND” that has developed volunteer work worldwide to save the children who have suffered from disaster, war, conflict, poverty by promoting campaigns of drawing workshops. Hublot donated 10,000 sets of coloured pencils Caran d’Ache to KEF to support their activities. The heart-warming gifts had been brought to the children by KEF and they are helpful used in consecutive drawing workshops at the disaster areas. These activities help to heal their mental damages by expressing themselves through drawing.
As a special feature of the event, Hublot announced that the “King Power Red Devil – precious limited number “000 of 500” will be presented for on-line auction to raise funds for children in despair. The auction will commence on the 23rd of June at 14:00 GMT. The registration will begin on the 10th of June via http://www.hublot.com.
KIDS EARTH FUND
“Kids Helping Kids” is the philosophy and cornerstone of the organization. Since its establishment in 1988, KEF has been sponsored by corporate enterprises and individuals and carried out distribution of monetary and non-monetary donations (e.g. medical supplies, art/education materials etc.) by utilizing the fund. The selected brilliant artworks of the children are reproduced with support of corporate sponsorships, to create marketable products. KEF has held children's art exhibitions worldwide in such major locations as Pompidou Center in Paris, GATT Headquarters in Geneva, the Pushkin Museum in Moscow and the World Trade Center in Boston.
Hublot Boutique Ginza
Address : Iwatsuki Bldg.,6-7-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku Tokyo
Closed : Wednesdays
Floor space : 75.77 square meters
Designed by : Peter Marino
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