Last week we were privileged enough to be invited to a private ‘closed doors’ visit to the Hublot boutique in London by the ridiculously quick (and also ridiculously tall…he makes me look like I’m 5’6″…oh) World Record holding number 1 sprinter Usain Bolt!!
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Being an ambassador of one of the largest watch brands in the World has it’s perks, and not one to pass up an opportunity Mr Bolt arrived at the boutique on London’s New Bond Street and treated himself to 2 interrupted hours of watch shopping, including customising a couple of pieces with alternative strap choices and even wrapping the new gummy leather Hublot belt around his waist!
Of course I didn’t pass up the opportunity to disclose to him my personal best time over 100m (somewhere around 3 minutes and 45 seconds, I can’t quite remember)…he was suitably impressed and offered for me to take his Olympic gold medal on the spot. I politely refused :)
In the end, after we ‘discussed’ the finer details of Manchester United FC vs Liverpool FC (Liverpool are obviously better, but I couldn’t get him to agree) he walked away with the King Power Man U in 18k rose gold on his wrist and a big smile right across his chevvy chase :D
Before making an exit after no doubt being exhausted by my attempts to convince him Steven Gerrard was a better player than Roy Keane, Usain very kindly signed the strap of the last remaining King Power Usain Bolt limited edition left for sale in the store…
Thank you very much to Hublot and the team in the London boutique for their hospitality on the day and to Usain Bolt and his management team for agreeing I am obviously the fastest slow runner in the World :)