“Hublot loves Football !” Italy’s feat yesterday at Wembley was nothing short of magnificent. Teamwork, team spirit, performance, endurance, and precision all helped take Italy to victory and the same values inspire Hublot. That similarity lies at the heart of our partnership with UEFA. On the wrists of referees and fans alike, on stadium displays, and in podcasts, we’ve upheld the values of sport and performance excellence far and wide, beyond anything any other watchmaking brand has ever done. We’ll be back for the same event in 2024!” – Ricardo Guadalupe HUBLOT CEO
Italy had won the trophy just once before, in 1968; England never has. One of the most memorable finals ever in the tournament was the 1968 match between England – and Italy. Little surprise, then, that both teams were equally keen to win the championship this time round. It was like playing the second leg of a fixture – 53 years after the first. This clash of the titans took place yesterday at Wembley, with timekeeping services provided by Hublot.
The watchmaking firm’s commitment was very much in step with the event, characterised by a close, almost fusional partnership with UEFA. The fans’ enthusiasm was at its peak – all the more so in that the contest had been delayed due to the pandemic. On their wrists, Hublot’s Big Bang e UEFA EURO 2020 watches allowed them to track every aspect of the tournament in real time: match schedules, timings, and extra time, as well as team lineups and positions, not to mention substitutes, penalties, and goals – an entire virtual stadium on the wrist!