A legendary evening presented by Hublot and World Boxing Council (WBC)Close
Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
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 with WBC President Jose Sulaiman Hublot Chairman Jean-Claude Biver & Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe will celebrate and support the inauguration of the WBC Pension Fund, and present their Legends Hublot timepieces Collection (to be auctioned by Bonhams on September 29th).
The 12 winning bidders will receive their watch from the fighter himself. All proceeds will go to support the charitable initiative of the WBC.
In Las Vegas on September 29th at the Bellagio Hotel, the Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot and the World Boxing Council will host a one-time event and auction by international auctioneers, Bonhams, in Las Vegas that will
unite 12 boxing greatest legends, not to fight in the ring, but to battle for the needs of their constituents.
Twelve unique watches, each of which commemorates the world’s 12 greatest boxers to grace the ring, will be auctioned by Bonhams for WBC Pension Fund that evening. The 12 winning bidders will receive their watch from the fighter himself on a staged ring set at the luxurious Bellagio Hotel, surrounded by more than 300 guests.
All proceeds from the sale of each watch will go to support the charitable initiative of the World Boxing Council including the retired boxer’s pension and emergency fund in over 40 countries around the world.
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 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.”
“Boxers fight with the heart of a lion, they represent their family, neighborhood, 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 12 unique WBC Chronograph wristwatches : The 12 unique pieces mimic the look of the iconic championship belt awarded to the
world’s best fighters. The model is fierce 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 mns 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.
The auction – How to bid? : The watches will be sold by world renowned auctioneer, Malcolm Barber, Chief Operating Officer of Bonhams at an auction beginning at 9pm on September 29, 2012. Bids for the unique timepieces can be place in person at the event, live online, on the telephone or via absentee bid. The winners will be invited to join Mr. Barber in the ring to receive their watch from the fighter himself. An online preview of the unique timepieces is available before the auction at: (