Thirty years after an act of personal divination brought the World Cup to Argentina, football superstar Diego Maradona (a.k.a “Hand of God”) was brought face-to-face with Pope Francis (a.k.a “Man of God”) for charity football tournament organized by His Holiness… and a surprise came in the middle of the game, not touched by the hand but strapped around the wrist this time.
Hublot are never shy about asserting their sporty nature and demonstrating to the world their love of sports and sporting events. Indeed, there are few brands that I can name who have worked to assiduously to court so many athletes and teams. This time however, Hublot have gone in an entirely different direction: one of their international ambassadors – football great Diego Maradona has chosen fellow Argentinian, Pope Francis as the recipient of a brand spanking new Hublot Big Bang Unico watch.
The exact Hublot Big Bang Unico offered to the Pope by Maradona
Fear not! Fear not! The fix isn’t in. The Pontiff, who deals with things in terms of immortal and everlasting, didn’t see the need for another watch in his collection has opted to have the watch auctioned off and the proceeds to be directed to Scholas Occurrentes Foundation, the Centro Sportivo Italiano, U.N.I.T.A.L.S.I. and the Comunita Amore e Liberta.
In a private moment, Pope Francis was seen glaring into the eyes of the retired football legend, repeatedly saying “admit to me that you touched the ball and I will absolve you. Just admit it! ADMIT IT!…” Maradona’s supplication was not heard.