Chelsea’s Premier League-winning team have been personally thanked by the club’s owner Roman Abramovich with their own personalised Hublot watch gift.
The squad were given their watches this week by the club’s chairman Bruce Buck, who thanked them for creating history by winning the title in 2016-17.
Players including Nathaniel Chalobah and Willian Borges De Silva took to social media to reveal their new gifts, although the posts were later removed.
A note from Mr Buck accompanying the gifts for the players says: “On behalf of Mr Abramovich and also on behalf of the board of directors of the club, congratulations on creating history during the 2016/17 season.
“It’s been a campaign to remember. Keep the blue flag flying high.”
The identity of which model was given to the players has not been revealed, but Hublot has created limited edition pieces carrying the club’s logo since it became of official timekeeper in 2015.
Hublot has a strong presence at the club’s Stamford Bridge ground, on LED score display screens and pitch-side banners, as well as through clocks displayed in key areas around the site.
Soon after announcing the partnership in 2015, Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe visited the club to launch a limited edition Classic Fusion. “Our partnership with Chelsea these last six months has been hugely fruitful and it has been a source of great excitement to see these two great names coming together. The Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Chelsea is the perfect representation of these two legendary names and the ideal watch for this stylish club, which is based in the world’s most stylish city.”