Hublot partners with Johor Darul Ta’zim F.C.
Hublot x JDT
Hublot’s love of football is well-known, having formed many partnerships with teams and icons of the game around the world. Today Hublot announces its partnership with Johor Darul Ta’zim Football Club in Malaysia. Through the partnership, Hublot has become the Official Watch and the Official Timekeeper for the defending champions.
To celebrate, Hublot and The Hour Glass Malaysia are pleased to present their first campaign pictures with JDT. Featuring team members donning Hublot timepieces on their wrists – the preferred watch brand of professional footballers and fans alike.
Super League Champions 6 Years in a Row
Johor Darul Ta’zim FC, also simply known as JDT, is one of Southeast Asia’s most ambitious clubs with facilities that rival some of the best teams in the continent. Founded in 2013, JDT is the first team in the country to win six consecutive Super League titles in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. No team had ever won the league championship more than two successive years since a league system was first introduced in Malaysia in 1979.
Notably, the club signed Spain’s 2008 UEFA European Championship winner Dani Guiza in 2013 and renowned Argentinean midfielder Pablo Aimar the following season. Fellow Argentine international player and Olympic winner Luciano Figueroa was also signed in 2014. Figueroa was instrumental in JDT’s historic AFC Cup triumph and still remains with the club today, albeit in a different role. Figueroa first was Ambassador and Director prior of becoming Manager in August 2018.
Nicknamed the “Southern Tigers”, JDT is one of Malaysia’s most iconic football clubs based at the iconic 20,000-capacity Tan Sri Dato’ Hj. Hassan Yunos Stadium. This partnership will see Hublot develop a visible presence in the stadium on the display screens, as well as through the numerous clocks installed in key areas around the stadium.
“Johor Darul Ta’zim FC is one of the leading and most ambitious clubs in Southeast Asia who has been exceeding everyone’s expectations since its establishment, uniting the entire state while inspiring young footballers. It is an honour for us to welcome the Johor Darul Ta’zim FC in the Hublot family.
Thanks to this partnership, we continue to reinforce our presence in the world of top-class football. As the first luxury brand to invest in football back in 2006, Hublot has long been synonymous with football and JDT has an illustrious history and reputation. The club shares our values, goals and commitment to excellence.” Ricardo Guadalupe (CEO Hublot)
“We’re delighted to welcome such a prestigious partner at Hublot to the Johor Darul Ta’zim FC family of partners at what is a very exciting time in the club’s history. Hublot is not only one of most respected watchmaking brand in the world, but their reputation for excellence and innovation makes them a fitting and exciting sponsor for JDT. It will also be a driving force in promoting the Malaysian football scene to greater heights!” HRH Major General Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim (Johor Darul Ta’zim F.C.)
JDT and its players are no stranger to Hublot, having participated in the Hublot Match of Friendship Malaysian Edition to raise funds for charity in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city centre last June. A unique fusion of time and passion for football, this partnership opens a new chapter in Malaysian footballing history.
Since its first foray into football in 2006, Hublot has celebrated many victories and successes. After the 2018 FIFA World CupTM, the watchmaker confirmed its status as Official Licensed Watch partnerof the UEFA Champions LeagueTM for the fourth year running.
Hublot Loves Football
Partnering Chelsea and Juventus, Hublot has just supported Juventus in its fourth consecutive win of the Coppa Italia. The watchmaker also saw another team it partners crowned Portuguese Champions when Benfica won the national league – victory for the Eagles! Hublot was victorious in the 2018 FIFA World CupTM alongside Kylian Mbappé, subsequently named French footballer of the year, and the latest to join the Swiss watch brand’s family of ambassadors, which includes Pelé and Mourinho.