Hublot Proud to be the Presenting Sponsor to
The 11th Annual W!LD RICE Charity Gala
‘Diamonds are Forever’

October 2012, SINGAPORE - Hublot was the proud presenting sponsor to this year‟s W!LD
RICE Ball, one of Singapore‟s most anticipated society event recently held at Shangri-La
Hotel Singapore. Aptly themed - DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER – premised by the glamour
and excitement of James Bond films; the event was a scintillating affair for more than 500
attending guests especially with the extravagant displays of Hublot‟s watches including the
one and only $5 Million Big Bang.

As the world‟s leading alchemist of revolutionary timepieces, Hublot pulled out all the stops
to ensure that guests were treated to an impressive display of their dazzling watches.
Guests indulged and interacted with Hublot‟s unconventional 3-Dimensional showcases that
utilised a clever interplay of animation, movement sensors and digital media. The sole $5
Million Big Bang remained the centre of attraction amidst other inimitable gem set watches
which included the $1.2 Million Big Bang and other high complication watches, giving guests
an insight to Hublot‟s rich expertise as a luxury watch maker.

Mr. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, who flew in specially to grace this event said,
“Mastering the „Art of Fusion‟, Hublot symbolizes the merging of tradition and future. Hublot
is recognized for our continuous pursuit for excellence, pushing boundaries with the designs
of our timepieces similar to W!LD RICE‟s pursuance of originality and distinction in the
theatre world. We are thrilled to embark on this partnership that marks the strengths of both

The panache of Hublot‟s watches were paraded via the sartorial artistry of Singaporean
fashion designer, Frederick Lee who mused over Hublot‟s exquisite timepieces, designing an
impressive and alluring haute couture runway collection that was presented as part of the
evening‟s programme. Hublot‟s timepieces added a touch of sophistication and glamour to
the already captivating collection of beautiful gowns.

“We would like to thank Hublot, for coming aboard as Presenting Sponsor of the W!LD RICE
Ball. This marks a momentous partnership between one of the world‟s leading alchemists of
revolutionary timepieces and “Singapore‟s sexiest theatre company”. With shared values of
a commitment to innovation, creativity and quality, we‟re looking forward to a long and fruitful
relationship,” said Mr. Ivan Heng, Founder and Artistic Director, W!LD RICE.
Indeed, the ball was a commendable success with over half a million dollars raised for W!LD


"Hublot? A different way to progress," say those who know this unique Swiss watch
company, where each and every moment moves forward to create the future at breathtaking
speed. A dream, initiated and developed by Hublot's Chairman Jean-Claude Biver with CEO,
Ricardo Guadalupe, these two men are responsible for turning the Hublot brand into a
genuine success story in which the Big Bang, King Power, Classic Fusion and Masterpieces
represent the symbols of a constantly evolving tradition. From watch complications and
revolutionary materials to world-class collaborations such as FIFA World Cup™, Formula
One™ and Ferrari, Hublot characterizes itself through the "Art of Fusion" philosophy,
bringing tradition into the future. Today, with the new high-tech Hublot watch manufacture,
building on the impressive growth of the brand, the Art of Fusion story is still being written
with the combination of materials like ceramic, carbon, platinum, tantalum, tungsten,
titanium, rubber …with more conventional materials as gold, platinum, steel, diamonds and
precious stones, while still remaining true to the Swiss watchmaking tradition enriched with
the visionary creativity of the 21st Century. On a commercial level, the network of approved
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W!LD RICE was founded in 2000 by Ivan Heng, an internationally acclaimed and awardwinning
theatre practitioner, and is recognised today as one of Singapore‟s leading
professional theatre companies.

Its mission is to provide an open forum for the shared experience of theatre; celebrating
diversity, reflecting on the problems and possibilities of our times, and presenting
productions that inspire, challenge and entertain.

A commitment to the highest standards informs every aspect of W!LD RICE‟s creative work
which is first and foremost a celebration of Singapore theatrical talent. By producing and
touring productions that are distinctively local in flavour and yet universal in vision and
concerns, the company creates memorable experiences for audiences in Singapore and the