September 26, 2017 [Vancouver, Canada] – Today, Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot celebrated the grand opening of its first Canadian boutique in Vancouver, and 15th in North America! The celebration hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony, cocktail reception, and limited-edition watch reveal with world renowned pianist and brand ambassador, Lang Lang.

International phenomenon and superstar, Lang Lang, has performed with leading orchestras in the United States, Europe, and his native China, with legendary collaborations from the Metallica’s “Four Horsemen” to Jazz man Herbie Hancock and the Tenor Plácido Domingo. Lang Lang represents excellence in his industry, and continues to be an influential envoy for the arts and trailblazer in the world of classical music. His pioneering spirit and pursuit of excellence are what make him the perfect ambassador for Hublot — a brand that strives for the same achievements in watchmaking.

The afternoon kicked off with press conference for international and local media with Jean-François Sberro, Managing Director of North America, and brand ambassador Lang Lang in the store’s private second level, followed by an official ribbon cutting ceremony presented by the two gentlemen and boutique operator, Oleg Minchenko, which flowed into a cocktail reception, where guests mingled with the virtuoso and could discover the new unveiled Classic Fusion Chronograph Canada timepiece.

Jean-François Sberro, Managing Director of Hublot North America, shared: We are thrilled to open our first boutique in Canada and reveal our new timepiece, the Classic Fusion Chronograph Canada exclusive to this store. This is a special time for Hublot to expand in Canada as the country celebrates their 150 years of independence, and we anticipate positive growth in this new market. Our boutique is in great company in the luxurious shopping district on Alberni Street and we look forward to developing in new Canadian cities very soon!

Nestled on Alberni street in Vancouver’s “luxury zone”, and cited as one of the best retail streets in North America, the new Hublot Vancouver boutique boasts two floors – the only retail space in the area that features an upstairs lounge, with floor-to-ceiling windows that fully opens for guests to enjoy the fresh air. The boutique will exclusively house the limited-edition Classic Fusion Chronograph Canada.

The Classic Fusion Chronograph Canada is a special edition timepiece exclusive to the Canadian market and launched specially for the grand opening of the Vancouver boutique. The watch features red detailing on the bezel, dial, and alligator straps in honor of Canada’s national colors and flag, while the case back features the iconic, Canadian Maple Leaf engraved on polished ceramic, and is presented in a custom maple wood box. The piece will be sold in a limited run of 30 and sold exclusively in the Hublot Vancouver Boutique.