In the presence of various champions and legends from the world of boxing, together with Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe and WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, the luxury Swiss watchmaking brand presented another special edition: the latest in a long line of projects and editions which have been carried out in partnership between Hublot and the World Boxing Council, the sport’s international governing body.
Boxing is the oldest documented sport and dates back to 6000 BC. “Boxing is the art of fighting with the heart while using the fists“ explained WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman. Hublot has taken the fervour and art of the sport and fused it with the passion and history of the watch world.
CEO Ricardo Guadalupe brilliantly hosted and brought this powerful, legendary evening to life. It was Mauricio Sulaiman who darted in and out of the ring and highlighted each boxer’s efforts.
In order to continue this legendary association, the « WORLD BOXING COUNCIL” Special Edition CLASSIC FUSION CHRONOGRAPH watch was presented, demonstrating one of the main characteristics of Hublot watches: different-coloured carbon fibre. For this special edition, a racing green colour was chosen. It is limited to 50 numbered models and features both logos and hands in gold.
On the night, the gold belt went to the boxing champions gathered together for this legendary event, each of whom made handprints on special plaques which will be auctioned in the near future in a partnership between the WBC and Hublot to raise money and pursue Hublot’s clear mission to help different charitable foundations with causes reflecting the values and vision of the Swiss watchmaking brand.
« Hublot – A different way to progress » say those who know this unique Swiss luxury watch company, where each and every moment moves forward to create the future at breathtaking speed. A dream, initiated and developed by Hublot’s Chairman Jean-Claude Biver with CEO, Ricardo Guadalupe when they took control of the brand in 2004. These two men are responsible for turning the Hublot brand into a genuine success story in which the King Power, Classic Fusion, and Big Bang – now celebrating its 10th Anniversary with exciting limited editions – represent the symbols of a constantly evolving tradition.
From in-house watch complications, including award-winning minute repeaters and tourbillons, to revolutionary materials such as patented scratch-resistant Magic Gold and coloured Texalium carbon fibre, to world class collaborations such as Ferrari, FIFA™ World Cup, and Italia Independent, Hublot characterises itself through the « Art of Fusion » philosophy, bringing tradition into the future. For more information, visit www.hublot.com.
ABOUT THE WBC
The World Boxing Council is the biggest boxing organisation on the planet. Its main priority is looking after boxers’ safety and well-being, both inside and outside the ring. The WBC was founded in 1963 and today we have 165 countries around the world affiliated within our ranks. Some of our biggest champions are: Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Julio César Chávez, Oscar de La Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao among many others. The WBC rules which have revolutionised boxing are the following:
• Reducing the length of championship bouts from 15 to 12 rounds.
• Adding the fourth ring rope.
• Gloves with attached thumbs.
• Creating intermediate weight divisions.
• Life and medical insurance for boxers taking part in championship bouts.
• Establishing the Clean Boxing Program for a drug-free sport.
CLASSIC FUSION AEROFUSION CHRONOGRAPH WBC
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.40 mm
Water Resistant: 5 ATM (50m)
Case: Black ceramic Satin-finished and polished
Bezel: Black PVD titanium and green carbon fiber
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Screws « H »: Black PVD Polished titanium
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment with HUBLOT logo printed
Crown: Black ceramic, polished with HUBLOT logo
Pushers: Black ceramic, polished
Case back: Satin-finished ceramic engraved « SPECIAL » + « EDITION » + « N°XX/50 »
Case back Glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment + logo « WBC »
Dial: Skeleton black and gold plated with WBC logo applique at 9’00
Polished gold plated appliques
Hands: Gold plated hour and minute hands
Gold plated and green chronograph second hand
Movement: Caliber Hublot HUB1155
Type: Self-winding skeleton chronograph
Dimensions: Dia. 30 mm (131/4’’’); Thickness 7.10 mm
Date: Window at 6 o’clock
No of Components: 207
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 42 Hours
Strap: Green lined rubber strap
Buckle: Black PVD stainless steel deployant buckle clasp