A Legendary Evening presented by Hublot and the World Boxing Council
By Romit Jethwaney — February 21, 2013
On September 29th, 2012 the Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas
witnessed a reunion of 12 of the most fierce boxers the world has ever seen. In
their honor, Hublot presented each one a luxury timepiece , the proceeds of
which at the Bonhams Auction went to the WBC's pension fund ; a remarkable USD 1 Million.
Fighters included Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Lennox
Lewis, Jeff Fenech, Larry Holmes, Ken Norton, Tommy Hearns, Roberto Duran,
Azumah Nelson, Julio Cesar Chavez, Oscar De La Hoya and George Foreman.
Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot, said: "Hublot feels
proud and privileged to have joined the fight of the legends of this great
sport. These twelve unique pieces which are reflecting the "fusion"
between the fierce competitors of the historic sport of boxing and the
accomplishments of 450 years of Swiss Watch Making Art”. For fans of Boxing and
Hublot alike, this is a One-Time opportunity to attend an extraordinary evening
with the legends of boxing themselves and/or to acquire a highly exclusive
"Knockout" King Power WBC model.”
The 12 unique pieces mimic the look of the iconic
championship belt awarded to the world’s best fighters. The model is a fiery
blend of modernism with a graphic design.
It is made of 18K King Gold, black ceramic and titanium with
a powerful 48 mm diameter and presents idolistic boxing features including a 3
minute special counter and the World Boxing symbol on the back case with the
name of each of the fighter’s. Fitted strap in Porosus Hornback green alligator
and spare black rubber strap.
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