To pay tributes to Muhammad Ali, Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer has co-hosted a charity event attended by Lonnie Ali, well-known personalities from the world of boxing including those who fought Ali, George Chuvalo, Earnie Shavers, and fighters who were inspired by him, Evander Holyfield, Roberto Durán and Julio César Chávez González.
To celebrate the GOAT -the “Greatest Of All Time”- a charity event was held on 25 October 2016 at the famous Gleason’s Gym in DUMBO, Brooklyn where Muhammad Ali trained. The event was hosted by TAG Heuer and Muhammad Ali Enterprises, with all proceeds going to The Muhammad Ali Center.
A commemorative unique timepiece made of gold was presented by The Muhammad Ali Center (Louisville, Kentucky), with a pair of Muhammad Ali-autographed boxing gloves, a commemorative medal, and certificates of authenticity, all stored in a custom studded leather case made in Switzerland for the occasion.
The unique timepiece, created by TAG Heuer, was inspired by the famous Ring-Master stopwatch introduced in 1957 and now on display in the TAG Heuer museum. The Ring-Master was equipped with 7 rings, each one featuring a different scale, including one for boxing. The watch was auctioned with all proceeds going to The Muhammad Ali Center.
“Tribute to Muhammad Ali,” a collection of special edition steel timepieces, was also unveiled at the event – inspired by the famous TAG Heuer Ring-Master watch currently on display in the TAG Heuer museum.
CARRERA Calibre 5 “RING MASTER” – Special Edition Tribute to Muhammad Ali –
Reference: WAR2A11.FC6337 – black dial and leather strap
TAG Heuer Calibre 5 – Automatic with date
Diameter 43 mm
Case and fixed bezel in polished steel
Polished crown with TAG Heuer shield at 3 o’clock
Crown at 10 o’clock with brilliant red lacquered line
Sapphire crystal with anti-scratch and anti-reflective coating on both sides
Engraved portrait of Muhammad Ali on the back of the watch with the exclusive inscription “Tribute to Muhammad Ali”
Water-resistance: 100 metres
White luminescent numerals
Rotary ring with scale showing 1-15 rounds of boxing
Faceted and polished hour and minute hands with luminescent indices
White gold colour lacquered seconds hand
White printed TAG Heuer logo at 12 o’clock and Muhammad Ali’s signature at 6 o’clock
Date window at 6 o’clock
Perforated black leather with red stitching
Steel deployant buckle with safety push-buttons
With engraved TAG Heuer shield