Hublot Big Bang Unico WBC models for the ‘Night of Champions’
Hublot co-hosted a gala dinner with the World Boxing Council to support the “WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund". $1.2 million dollars has been raised thanks to the auction.
To celebrate their continued partnership, Hublot and the WBC, the World Boxing Council, co-hosted on May 3, 2019, an exclusive ‘Night of Champions’ gala dinner and live auction at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas to benefit the “WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund”. The historical ‘Night of Champions’ kicked off with a red carpet and cocktail reception for VIPs, media, clients, and legendary boxing champions. Attendees shared a formal dinner with some of the greatest boxing living legends including: Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Julio César Chávez, Roberto Duran, Zou Shiming, Thomas Hearns, George Foreman, Oscar De la Hoya, Vitali Klitschko, Jeff Fenech and Hozumi Hasegawa. Additional celebrities attended to support the initiative, including musician Carlos Santana and Mexican TV personality, Jacky Bracamontes.
Established in 2012 in conjunction with Hublot, the WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund aims to protect athletes’ safety, health and well-being. Since its creation, the Fund has raised and distributed over $1.2 million dollars to retired boxers with financial and medical hardships for housing, living expenses, and medical costs. Hublot demonstrates a continued commitment to the WBC in 2019 by auctioning off one-of-a-kind packages with all proceeds going to the Fund. The packages included the chance to get in the ring at the Canelo vs. Jacobs Fight the next day, throwing the first pitch for one of the top MLB teams, and a private boxing lesson from a WBC Heavyweight Champion. Additionally, a raffle and silent auction featured exclusive items such as the last known glove signed by Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, a golf club signed by Dustin Johnson, as well as a pair of shoes signed by Kobe Bryant. The evening enabled Hublot and the WBC to raise 1.2 million dollars to support the José Sulaimán Boxers Fund!
Big Bang Unico WBC © Hublot
In celebration of this partnership, Hublot has created the Big Bang Unico WBC in two styles which feature a green alligator strap that embodies the design of the iconic championship belt, which is the highest form of recognition a boxer can be awarded. The first model features a fully polished green ceramic case with a matte black skeleton dial. The second style is distinctly Hublot incorporating 18k gold with the green ceramic into the case. All of the boxing champions were gifted the Big Bang Unico WBC in green ceramic.
From the outset, Hublot has embodied design and innovation that differ markedly from the established watchmaking order. With the impetus provided by Jean-Claude Biver, by 2004 these values had already become the basis of a new DNA, leading the brand, which is currently headed by Ricardo Guadalupe - its CEO since 2012, to develop particularly audacious timepieces – most of them with a highly-developed sporting aspect.Find out more >
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