On 01 May 2015, luxury Swiss watch brand Hublot had the honor of hosting a press gathering with 10-Time World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather to announce their sponsorship of the future Hall of Famer for his highly anticipated match-up against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
To mark the occasion, Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe presented a King Power WBC Full Pavé with Emeralds to the undefeated champion, who will also wear the Hublot brand name on his boxing trunks on Saturday night. In line with Hublot’s “First, Different, Unique” brand ethos, Mayweather has previously never had a brand adorn his boxing shorts. The Presentation took place minutes before the boxer took the stage for the highly touted Weigh In.
In addition to the presentation and sponsorship of Mayweather, and to celebrate this weekend’s much anticipated fight, Hublot is also hosting a one-of-a-kind boxing experience at the Hublot Boutique in Caesar’s Palace. In an official Hublot interactive ‘boxing ring’ and carpet, guests were invited to take a photo with Hublot-branded boxing props, including a robe, boxing gloves and championship belt.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather, undefeated in 47 fights, and having bestowed upon himself the acronym ‘TBE’ – ‘The Best Ever’ will square off with Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas in what has been hailed the biggest event in the history of the sport. The 11- time world champion, who has not lost a fight since capturing his first world title in 1998, brings an unparalleled, tactical brilliance to the ring that sets him apart from the rest. Outside of the boxing world, Mayweather is a personal fan of Hublot and sits courtside at games of the Miami Heat—a longstanding Hublot partner.
Hublot’s legendary relationship with the World Boxing Council, the governing body of the global sport, began in 2012 when Hublot took the fervor and art of the sport and fused it with the passion and history of the watch world. This synergy resulted in the creation of 12 unique watches, dedicated and signed by twelve legendary boxers. These timepieces were auctioned and raised over $1 million for the charitable initiatives of the World Boxing Council, including the beginning of the retired boxer’s pension and emergency fund in over 40 countries around the world.
Model: KING POWER WBC DIAMONDS
Series: SPECIAL PIECE
“King Power” – Diameter 48 mm in King Gold
Polished King Gold set with 248 Diamonds for 2.04cts
Bezel: King Gold set with 48 baguettes-cut Tsavorites; 6 black PVD H-shaped relief titanium screws
Crystal: Sapphire with gold minute track transfer; Interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel Lugs: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Case-back: Satin finished King Gold; WBC logo on sapphire case-back
Crown: King Gold with black rubber insert
Push-pieces: Black PVD titanium with green rubber inserts
Screws: Black PVD titanium
Water resistance: 10 ATM or approximately 100 metres
Matt black, circular satin-finished flange with 5N gold coating
Satin-finished and 5N gold-coated indexes with green SuperLuminova
Transfer of texts WORLD CHAMPION at 12 o’clock and black Hublot logo
Hands: Satin-finished and 5N gold-coated with green SuperLuminova
Mechanical chronograph with automatic winding and central seconds hand. Small seconds at 9 o’clock
No. of component: 252
Date: window at 4.30
Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours
Adjustable in black rubber and green Hornback alligator
Clasp: King Power folding buckle in black micro-blasted PVD titanium
King Gold decorative plate