The future of Hublot and watchmaking with Ricardo Guadalupe and Rick De La Croix

Check out this short interview with CEO Ricardo Guadalupe. Since taking over the helm in 2012, Guadalupe, with the help of friends and business associate Rick De La Croix, has been able to strengthen and grow the Hublot empire with an array of initiatives that has been able to attract a broader and younger following. Click the image below to read about his approach to brand-building and staying relevant in the digital age.

Nicky Jam, Ricardo Guadalupe, Rick De La Croix

Rick de la Croix Visits Mexico to Announce Bomberg’s Partnership with Harley Davidson

Pieric “Rick” dela Croix made a trip to Mexico to announce an all new partnership between Bomberg and Harley Davidson. This exclusive El Sol de Mexico interview reveals his in depth watchmaking experience in the industry and gives details on the new SKULL RIDER BOLT-68 collection. Check out the English translation here.

Or check out the original spanish article here.

Rick de la Croix, in Mexico to announce the partnership between his watch brand and the renowned motorcycle brand

In this interview he told us about his lifestyle and experiences he has had throughout his career.

Rick De La Croix and Harley Davidson

[caption: The businessman launches an innovative watch whose design holds the philosophy of the Harley Davidson brand]

MILDRED ESTRADA

Rick de la Croix [link to http://aresdistributors.com/rick-de-la-croix/] , CEO of Attila Distribution Group, visited our country recently to announce his new partnership between his luxury watch brand Bomberg and the renowned motorcycle brand, Harley Davidson.

With over 20 years of experience in managing luxury watch brands, the businessman believes that authentic watches possess precision and a unique beauty that is evolving over time. In this interview with El Sol de Mexico, he told us his lifestyle and experiences he has had throughout his career.

“All this time has turned my hair grey (jokes). It is a stressful industry, because there is never satisfaction. A timepiece isn’t created to be commercialized, but rather to reflect something more,” said Rick.

During the conversation, the 50-year-old businessman confessed that he is considered a sensitive, authentic and emotional person. His grandfather gave him his first watch and his father gave him a Rolex when he turned 13.

“These days it seems that we live in a time when the cell phone has become a part of us. It’s a lifestyle that unfortunately lacks emotion. That’s why I strive for each of my creations to reflect my experiences and emotions” he explained.

De la Croix [link to http://aresdistributors.com/rick-de-la-croix/]  believes that Harley Davidson is a brand full of values, which continues to serve people looking for adrenaline and passion in what they do.

“Harley gave me the opportunity to speak with their customers and convey to all the “hoggers” my philosophy and creativity. I think that when you get on a Harley, the rush you get isn’t like anything else and you get addicted to it,” commented the businessman.

“No one uses a watch anymore, they simply look at their cell phone and that’s it. What I want is for people to pay attention to the mechanics and craftsmanship that goes into creating a watch; values ​​like these are slowly losing ground and the world has to be woken up.” declared De la Croix.

The SKULL RIDER BOLT-68 collection is distinguished by its high level of craftsmanship and futuristic features. Its bayonet system patented by Bomberg has a trigger that converts it from a wristwatch into an exclusive pocket watch. As an added bonus, this piece includes an accessory that allows you to place the watch in a motorcycle’s handlebar, providing the wearer with versatility and another innovation.

It is inspired by the world of the motorcycling, the watch represents a reinterpretation of the essential concepts of the brand on a motorcycle where its own skulls are seen as much on the side as on the front, in the color green. Created and developed by its designers, this incredible collection is meant to be a standard and an extension of the person who wears it.

“This is the first collaboration between the two brands and the first wristwatch meant for both pocket watch and motorcycle use, designed with the understanding that when you are riding you cannot see the time. It’s also looks good as an exclusive motorcycle accessory” He explained.

This collection was a dream for Rick, “I am very proud when a passion takes form, and a dream becomes reality. Bomberg is my child, I have made decisions with this brand that have turned it into great challenge, which it is to create a brand that touches the emotions of its clients”, he concluded.

 

Toys for Boys issue 12 release party at Cantina La Veinte with Rick De La Croix

In true Toys for Boys style, Issue 12 cover release party began with a private dinner for a select few and transitioned into a larger grand cocktail party for special invitees at Cantina La Veinte. The gala event was hosted by none other than Nicky Jam, who recently celebrated his ambassadorship with Bomberg Watches in which he collaborated on the design of two sleek, all black timepieces, which set the dress code for the event: all black, sleek and formal. The fun was fueled by Ron Diplomatico, which was free-flowing until the late night hours. In attendance were a group of Toys for Boys regulars including: Rick De La Croix,  Gianluca Vacchi, Amaury Nolasco, Alec Monopoly, Jordi Molla, Daniela Botero, Greg Lotus, and Javier Martin, amongst others.

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Nicky Jam, Ricke De La Croix and company at the Toys for Boys release party.

 

Bomberg: The New Skull Rider Collection by Rick De La Croix

Originally founded in 2012 in the heart of Switzerland, Bomberg might not be able to boast of the storied heritage that other older Swiss watchmakers can claim but the brand makes up for it with a strong image centered on provocation and unconventionality. Rick De La Croix is the genius unconventional mastermind behind the Bomberg watch brand. Think bulldogs, chains wrapped around models, and tattoos galore. In a way, the most atypical Swiss watchmaker you’ll ever see.

Its new Skull Rider collection is the definition of their fearless manifesto. The centerpieces of the collection are the BOLT-68 Skull Rider automatic timepieces, which are available in three aptly named Bomberg-inspired colours (because calling it black, yellow and blue would be un-Bomberg-like): Blackheart, Hellgold and Eternity Blue.

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Bomberg and Rick De La Croix beating the odds and present the Arresting New Skull Rider Collection

Rick De La Croix and Hublot Celebrating The Opening Of Its Second Las Vegas Boutique

Hublot celebrating the opening of its second Las Vegas boutique – at The Shops at Crystals.

Hublot celebrated in exquisite style for its second boutique opening in Las Vegas – at The Shops at Crystals. The event was hosted by Hublot of America Managing Director Jean-François Sberro with very special appearances by brand ambassador, professional boxer Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. President Rick De La Croix was also in attendance at the gala event. The new Hublot boutique is a contemporary, luxurious design with private lounge seating throughout and a full bar in the back of the boutique to be enjoyed by the patrons.

Original article can be read here:

http://www.mr-mag.com/hublot-celebrates-new-las-vegas-boutique-boxer-gennady-golovkin/

Rick De La Croix and co.

 

The Skull Rider Collection by Rick De la Croix, A Homage To Luxury and Speed

Read about the Skull Rider Collection in a Forbes Life interview with Rick De la Croix. In his brand’s collaboration with Harley Davidson Mexico, we learn about his love for the cult brand and key features of the luxury market in Mexico. See more in this translated version of the article by clicking the image below.

Rick De La Croix beating the odds again with The Skull Rider collection