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HUBLOT WELCOMES THREE MICHELIN STAR CHEF CLARE SMYTH AS FRIEND OF THE BRAND

HUBLOT WELCOMES THREE MICHELIN STAR CHEF CLARE SMYTH AS FRIEND OF THE BRAND

“At Hublot we work and think according to our motto ‘to be first, be unique, be different’, and we are proud to welcome Clare who so strongly embodies this ethos in her work in the UK and beyond. Cooking for and sharing meals with my loved ones is a source of great enjoyment, and I am delighted to celebrate a new Friend of the Brand from the world of gastronomy.” – Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot


London, UK Hublot is delighted to welcome Clare as a new Friend of the Brand, furthering our links with visionaries in the world of gastronomy.

Pioneering chef Clare Smyth has attracted world-renowned accolades and admiration for her ability to transform the finest local produce into globally acclaimed cuisine. Smyth’s restaurant, Core by Clare Smyth, which she opened in the heart of Notting Hill in August 2017, exemplifies the spirit of innovation and excellence championed by Hublot. While offering a relaxed dining experience, Core by Clare Smyth has attracted the most prestigious accolades in fine dining by reinventing the best British produce and delivering a new, world-renowned experience. Core by Clare Smyth was the first restaurant to enter the Good Food Guide with a perfect 10 score, and in just three years was awarded three Michelin stars, with Clare becoming only the fourth British chef ever to achieve this honour in 2021.

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The Art of Fusion
Hublot’s mastery of ‘The Art of Fusion’ is most evident in our tradition of innovation. From the first use of rubber in fine watchmaking, to creating new precious alloys such as scratch-proof Magic Gold. Hublot has consistently pioneered by discovering new purposes for materials and boldly combining them. In Clare’s reinvention of the British potato in her signature dish, ‘Potato and Roe’, she elevates a humble staple of British produce to the pinnacle of haute cuisine with imagination and ingenious care. In this bold reinvention we are proud to see an affinity with both ethos and approach to watchmaking tradition.


Meticulous expertise and a passion for fine artistry, blended together with time, are the ingredients of both gourmet cuisine and Haute Horlogerie. Precise timing is essential for chefs and patrons alike from the moment of ordering, plating up on the pass, and through to service. On entering the dining room, guests at Core by Clare Smyth will see proudly displayed in the centre of the kitchen a Hublot Classic Fusion wall clock; the heart of the restaurant beats to Hublot time.

“Having been a fan of Hublot for some time, I am delighted to join the family.  I admire the bold forward thinking and creativity underpinned with precision and expertise that makes Hublot so extraordinary.” – Clare Smyth MBE, Three Michelin-starred British chef

Clare joins Hublot’s growing family of culinary partners, with three Michelin star chefs Yannick Alléno, Andreas Caminada and Paul Pairet partnering with the Swiss luxury watchmaker. Clare Smyth was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2013 for services to the hospitality industry, and has been honoured to cook for some highly prestigious guests and at events including the Royal Wedding reception of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, in 2018.

Her soaring reputation has also attracted many television appearances including MasterChef, Netflix’s The Final Table, BBC’s Great British Menu, and The Late Show. Clare was also awarded World’s Best Female Chef by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, as well as the Chef of the Year Award at the National Restaurant Awards in 2019. In 2020, Clare announced her plans to open a new restaurant at a stunning location in Sydney in 2021. OnCore by Clare Smyth will overlook one of the most beautiful sites in the world, with a continued emphasis on sustainable food by harnessing the extraordinary local produce Australia has to offer.


Hublot continues to champion British excellence
Hublot is also delighted to form a connection with another leading light in the UK, joining Brand Ambassadors, Friends of the Brand and partners such as Dina Asher-Smith in the world of athletics, cricketer Kevin Pietersen, designer Samuel Ross and Chelsea Football Club.

Celebration of a new partnership
To mark the occasion, Clare hosted some of Hublot’s VIP clients and a selection of British press at Core by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill on Monday 21st June. Clare plated up a four-course menu consisting of consisting of Scottish langoustine, English wasabi and rose geranium, poached Cornish seabass, “Beef and Oyster” and a special golden Hublot edition of the Core-teser, while wearing the Hublot Classic Fusion King Gold Blue, which she recently chose at Hublot’s flagship boutique on New Bond Street.

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HUBLOT – MP-09: THE FAMILY IS GROWING 

HUBLOT - MP-09: THE FAMILY IS GROWING 

HUBLOT – MP-09: THE FAMILY IS GROWING

Four new versions have just been added to the MP-09 “Manufacture Piece” collection, opening the way for coloured 3D Carbon and its Tourbillon Bi-Axis.

Hublot is, by its nature, a manufacture. We are always acquiring new know-how, and mastering new materials and new technologies. Our engineers come up with the concepts, our designers run with them, and our watchmakers build and produce them. It’s collective work by a team that sets itself no limitations. That is what brought these new MP-09 models into being. These four editions in blue, red, yellow and green, which are each limited to eight pieces, represent one of the highest technological peaks we have reached. Once again, we have pushed back the limits for carbon and tourbillon technology.”  – Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO HUBLOT

Hublot’s “MP” (Manufacture Piece) represents the spirit of the house… taken to its extremes. These extraordinary creations, which are off the beaten track, are a fusion between technology and aesthetics to form a unique and inseparable whole. It is no longer a matter of form and substance—the form is the substance and the reverse is also true.
MP-09 embodies this vision with a key word: integration. Firstly, that of the case and its queen of complications—the Tourbillon Bi-Axis. The whole challenge of the piece was to create a case with a totally unique shape, all made from curves and corners on two different planes, to present the Tourbillon in a singular way.
Then, the integration of all of Hublot’s expertise. As a 100% integrated manufacture, which masters the conception, design, production and assembly of every one of its creations, Hublot can demonstrate all of its creative independence, embodied in the MP-09.
After the three initial versions in titanium, King Gold and black 3D carbon, Hublot is continuing the adventure of the MP-09 with not one, but four new versions. What they all have in common is a new 3D carbon case in colour. Every word in this description counts: “new”, because of the conception, but above all the method, because machining a case made from a multi-layer composite, such as carbon, is nothing like machining a case made from titanium or gold, which are homogeneous metals. Not to mention, new plans, new tools and new finishings: the MP-09 has a truly ultra-high-tech chassis.
“3D Carbon” is a material that nobody masters like Hublot, which is capable of sculpting it to form curves, angles and inclined planes of a rare complexity, whilst always guaranteeing its water resistance and durability. Carbon also offers the new MP-09 a significant weight saving, accentuating the sensation of a piece with an extreme look and a unique complication… that is as light as a feather on your wrist.
Finally, “colour”, which is what sets this new MP-09 family apart. It comes in a choice of four: yellow, blue, green and red. Four radically different approaches, with solution-dyed 3D carbon cases that have matching structured rubber straps, hands and hour markers. Sporty, stealthy or flashy, there is one for every taste, but not for everybody: only eight numbered pieces will be made of each version.
The new Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis beats to the rhythm of the HUB9009.H1.RA manual-winding, mechanical calibre with a 5-day power reserve. It is equipped with a bi-axial tourbillon with a full rotation every minute for the first axis and a second rotation every 30 seconds for the second axis. It is this hypnotic and unique double rotation that guided the conception of this inclined case, which shows the tourbillon at 6 o’clock, as part of a new colour, 3D carbon architecture, with the middle and back cover in titanium, as well as a double anti-reflective sapphire glass.