Luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot has announced National Football League (NFL) star Eli Manning as its latest brand ambassador.
Manning, who is the quarterback and team captain for the New York Giants, will lend his image to the watch brand’s future advertising campaigns across North America.
Hublot, which is the official timekeeper of the Giants, has created an exclusive timepiece inspired by the 27-year-old and his team named the Classic Fusion Chronograph New York. The limited-edition watch features the franchise’s trademark blue throughout the dial and case back, as well as a faux pigskin football strap.
“I am proud to join Hublot’s family of greats,” said Manning. “Hublot’s motto of being ‘first, different, and unique’ resonates with me, and I’m happy to support the brand’s strong partnership with the New York Giants.”
Jean-François Sberro, managing director of Hublot of America, added: “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the iconic New York Giants, an extension to our longstanding history with the world of professional sports, especially global football.
“We were the first luxury watch brand to partner with the New York Giants which commenced last season with Victor Cruz, and we are excited to reveal Eli Manning as our newest ambassador tonight with the Classic Fusion New York to symbolise the partnership.”
Manning recently threw 434 yards and three touchdowns with one interception on Sunday’s 34-29 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at the Giants’ MetLife Stadium.