On May 13, 2015, Hublot, a Swiss luxury watchmaker, proudly held a special event to celebrate the grand opening of the flagship store in Osaka, Japan.
The new flagship store is located in Osaka’s most prestigious Shinsaibashi shopping district and will be officially opened to the public the next day. This is the second Hublot store in Japan after the Tokyo Ginza flagship store in 2011, and it is also the 77th flagship store in the world. Similar to the Ginza store, the latest and most complete Hublot watch products are displayed and sold in the Osaka store, and there are other special works for the store.
Mr. Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of the Hublot Board of Directors and Head of the LVMH Group’s Watch Division, deliberately flew from Switzerland to host the grand opening ceremony of the flagship store together with the famous Japanese kabuki and movie actor Shido Nakamura. Under the watchful eye of the masses and media reporters, Mr. Jean-Claude Biver and Nakamura Lion Boy smashed sake barrels with a special mallet. This ritual is called ‘kagami-biraki’ in Japan, which symbolizes good luck. At the subsequent special cocktail party, guests toasted to celebrate, took the first look at the store’s decoration, and were fascinated by its stylish and elegant atmosphere.
Mr. Shitaka Nakamura said, ‘It is an honor to participate in the celebration of the opening of Hublot’s Osaka flagship store. Hublot is determined to be innovative and full of energy. At the same time, I continue to accept new challenges. In this regard, I am deeply close to the spirit of Hublot, and I hope to witness greater success in the future. ‘
Jean-Claude Biver expressed his joy: ‘This is Hublot’s second flagship store opened in Japan. I like the country of Japan and can’t wait to officially open it. Osaka is full of energy and discovery. Hublot’s wrist Watches are both luxurious and innovative, and we are here to witness a new Big Bang moment. Hublot loves Osaka! ‘
The Hublot Osaka Shinsaibashi flagship store officially opened on Thursday, May 14. The new flagship store occupies two floors, is spacious and bright, and has a large “HUBLOT” logo on the exterior wall, which is still very eye-catching from a distance. The interior decoration of the store is also very different. Quiet and peaceful black and white gray color and colorful popular elements come together, fully interpreting the brand’s ‘fused art’ value concept.