A new documentary about the career and legacy of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt ‘I Am Bolt’ premiered at Odeon Leicester Square on November with Swiss watchmaker Hublot as an official partner.
The film offers unparalleled access to all facets of Bolt’s life on and off track – from his gruelling training schedule, major setbacks and obstacles he faces in order to achieve his dreams on the global stage to his downtime with friends and family. The result is an intimate portrayal of a globally adored icon, created from archive footage, in-depth interviews and fascinating footage shot by the man himself.
Hublot has been standing alongside Bolt since 2010, creating limited edition watches that personify Bolt’s strength, determination and success. For his film debut Usain Bolt attended the world premiere of the film wearing the Hublot Big Bang Unico Usain Bolt Yellow Gold timepiece.
The Hublot Big Bang Unico Usain Bolt was designed in collaboration with the world’s fastest man. Interpreted in both a yellow gold version and a ceramic edition, the timepieces feature a masculine and sporty design with gold and green hues, a nod to Bolt’s signature colours, and a strap embossed with the Jamaican flag to pay tribute to Bolt’s home country. The brand’s in-house UNICO movement with chronograph flyback can accurately time any race, but this version alone has Usain’s signature “lightning bolt” as its chronograph hand.
Hublot CEO, Ricardo Guadalupe, has said of collaborating with Usain Bolt: “Usain Bolt is without doubt the fastest man on the planet. For Hublot he is more than just an Ambassador, inspiring us with his talent, determination, courage and success. The documentary provides an insight into the values of Usain Bolt, which are shared by Hublot, and conveyed in the timepieces designed in collaboration with him. The hard work, technique and iconic position of Usain Bolt is also reflected in Hublot watches. He is a true inspiration for all of us at Hublot including myself!”