In honor to some of the greatest boxing champions of all times, the renowned Swiss watchmaker has created 12 one-of-a-kind timepieces that will be auctioned for the WBC Charity Event in Vegas, this September. Future owners of these unique creations will get a chance to meet fighters and receive a Hublot King Power “Knockout” WBC watch from one of the true boxing legends.
Last week in Mexico City, Hublot and the World Boxing Council (WBC), the governing body of the world’s oldest sport, announced the beginning of the partnership that already resulted in the creation of 12 unique watches, each dedicated to one of the greatest fighters in history, such as George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Julio Cesar Chavez, Oscar de la Hoya, Jeff Fenech, Tommy Harns, Roberto Duran, Larry Holmes and Marvin Hagler. If you have noticed that maybe the greatest name is missing from the list, it is because the rival company had already reserved it. (Read the review of IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Muhammad Ali Edition 2012.)
Inspired with the legendary championship belt, each of these bold looking chronographs features a robust, 48 mm case, crafted in 18 karat King Gold, including the World Boxing symbol, as well as the name of each fighter engraved on the case-back. “These twelve unique pieces 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”, said Jean-Claude Biver, the chairmen of Hublot, at the event in Mexico.
Hublot King Power “Knockout” WBC watches will be sold at an auction, starting in June on the dedicated web site (link available at www.hublot.ch or www.worldboxing.com from June 1, 2012). The auction winners will get a unique opportunity to participate at the one-time event in Las Vegas, together with some of the biggest boxing legends. All collected money will be used as a support for charitable initiatives of the World Boxing Council that include the retired boxer’s pension, as well as emergency funds in more than 40 countries worldwide.