Hublot and World Boxing Council (WBC) teamed up for the ultimate knockout – In celebration of the inauguration of the WBC pension fund, Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot created 12 unique “Knockout” King Power WBC timepieces to honor 12 of boxing’s most admired champions, including Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Lennox Lewis, Jeff Fenech, Larry Holmes, Tommy Hearns, Roberto Duran, Azumah Nelson, Julio Cesar Chavez, Oscar De La Hoya and George Foreman. Hublot and WBC co-hosted an exciting evening, at the world famous Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.The 12 watches were auctioned off at the gala dinner raising a total of 1 million USD for the fund.
Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot, says, “Hublot feels proud and privileged to have joined the fight of the legends of this great sport. These 12 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”. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans of boxing and Hublot to attend an extraordinary evening with sports legends and the opportunity to acquire a unique “Knockout” King Power WBC timepiece.
“Boxers fight with the heart of a lion; they represent their family, neighbourhood, city and their country… Once they are in the center of the ring, they give it all for their pride. All come from humble beds and find the glory and the lights in their sport of boxing. These champions are kind, gentle, and giving and motivate generations to try to succeed in life.” says WBC President, Jose Sulaiman.
About the King Power WBC:
The 12 King Power WBC timepieces incorporate the iconic championship belt awarded to the world’s best fighters. The model is a fierce blend of modernism and graphic design. The case is a fusion of satin-finished 18-carat King Gold, black ceramic and titanium with a powerful 48 mm diameter. The timepieces are fitted with a HUB4100 automatic chronograph movement. The first 3-minutes of the 30-minute counter are painted in red to represent a boxing round. The WBC logo is applied on the sapphire crystal case back and reveals a cut out rotor. Each transparent case back is also signed by a different boxing legend. Finally, the timepieces are fitted with a Porosus Hornback green alligator and spare black rubber strap.
[ Source: Hublot ]