Hublot, and WBC, the World Boxing Council, co-hosted an unforgettable evening celebrating its continued partnership with an exclusive ‘Night of Champions’ gala dinner and live auction on 03 May 2019 at the iconic Encore Hotel 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 were seated for a formal dinner in the presence of 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.
The WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund, established in 2012 in conjunction with Hublot, 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 unique 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 was a knockout success as Hublot and the WBC raised 1.2 million dollars, all of which will go to support the José Sulaimán Boxers Fund.
In celebration of Hublot’s partnership with the WBC, the Swiss watchmaker has created The Big Bang Unico WBC in two styles which feature a green alligator strap that embodies the unique 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.
Green Ceramic: Reference 411.GX.1189.LR.WBC19; Limited to 100 pieces
Yellow Gold Green Ceramic: Reference 411.VG.1189.LR.WBC19; Limited to 50 pieces
Green Ceramic: Microblasted and polished green Ceramic
Yellow Gold Green Ceramic: Satin-finished and polished 18K yellow Gold
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100m)
Green Ceramic: Microblasted green Ceramic; Sapphire Crystal
Yellow Gold Green Ceramic: Satin-finished 18K yellow Gold; Sapphire Crystal
Microblasted and polished green Ceramic
6 H-shaped 18K yellow Gold screws
Matte black skeleton
HUB1242: UNICO Manufacture Self-winding chronograph flyback movement with column wheel and date at 3 o’clock
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 72 Hours
No. of Components: 330
Green alligator leather and black rubber strap
Black Ceramic or 18K yellow Gold and black plated Titanium deployant buckle clasp
Green Ceramic: 26’900 CHF/27’900 EUR/28’300 USD/23’400 GBP
Yellow Gold Green Ceramic: 36’900 CHF/38’300 EUR/38’800 USD/32’100 GBP