On Janurary 30th luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot revealed an exclusive timepiece designed with baseball legend Jose Bautista, titled Classic Fusion Chronograph Special Edition “Jose Bautista”. To celebrate the new watch, Jean-François Sberro, Managing Director, Hublot North America, hosted an intimate cocktail reception and seated dinner at the luxurious Adelaide Hotel which towers over Toronto’s Financial District. Clients, friends of the brand, and select media were invited to mingle with Jose Bautista and witness the reveal of the exclusive timepiece.
 
Jean-François Sberro and Jose Bautista
Q&A (Re:Luxe and Jose Bautista)

Q: What does luxury mean to you?

A: Luxury to me is a reward of sorts as a result of a lot of hard work. It is allowing yourself to enjoy the fruits of your labor with something you normally would not treat yourself to.


Q: Tell us about your relationship with Hublot

A: The relationship with Hublot started in a lunch in Miami and grew organically into what today is the launch of the Special Edition watch. Visiting the manufacture in Switzerland, learning about the history, meeting the watchmakers and being part of the design process has been an extremely enjoyable journey that i hope has just begun.


Q: How did your passion for watches begin?

A; My love for watches started at childhood and has grown to a 23 watch collection today. Watches are (in my opinion) the most interesting accessory a man can wear….it can tell you a lot about who they are and in certain cases how they view the world. Definitely conversation pieces that could serve as “ice breakers” in certain situations.