June 13th in Moscow (Russia) – As Official Timekeeper of the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM, Hublot kicked-off the competition amongst a number of its Ambassadors and Friends of the brand at the prestigious Baccarat Restaurant. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, was honoured to welcome Manchester United coach José Mourinho, the 1998 FIFA World Cup Champions Christian Karembeu and Marcel Desailly, the middleweight Boxing Champion Gennady Golovkin, the Indian Cricket superstar Rohit Sharma, the king of cigar Carlito Fuente of Arturo Fuente cigars, Martin Fuentes (Ferrari Challenge driver) and DJ Teddy-O to this special evening. The Swiss watchmaking brand recently named Russian contemporary artist Andrey Bartenev as Hublot Ambassador. Bartenev was responsible for designing the brand emblems of the Hublot Loves Football campaign, including the matryoshka and the football dedicated to the tournament. For a unique culinary experience, Yannick Alléno, the French 3 Michelin starred Chef, marvelled the taste buds of guests with his innovative cuisine. All the invitees were honoured by the stunning unplugged live performance of Glenn Hughes, the British singer and bass player, member of the famous Deep Purple group.