Roberto Duran 'Mano de piedra'
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Hublot. The unique Roberto Duran WBC chronograph wristwatch King Power, Ref:703.OM.0218.HR.WBC12
Sold for US$ 55,000 inc. premium
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Hublot. The unique Roberto Duran WBC chronograph wristwatch
King Power, Ref:703.OM.0218.HR.WBC12
Satin-finished 18ct King Gold case (48 mm diameter) with black ceramic bezel held by 6 black PVD titanium screws, glazed exhibition back held by 6 screws, crystal with WBC logo transfer and Roberto Duran signature, 18ct King Gold crown with black rubber insert and chronograph pushers in black PVD, equipped with HUB4100 automatic chronograph movement (252 components) with 42 hours power reserve and cut out rotor, satin-finished gilt dial, applied gilt baton hour markers baton hands with green luminescent, chronograph hand with Hublot logo, three subsidiary dials for running seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours. On the 30 mm subsidiary dial, the first 3 mm in red represent a boxing round. Date aperture between 4 and 5, fitted strap in Porosus Hornback green alligator and spare black rubber strap with black stitching, titanium micro-blasted black PVD deployant clasp with decorative gold plate; case, dial and movement signed.

Footnotes

  • Roberto Duran was born on June 16th, 1951, in the small beachside neighborhood of Chorrillo, Panama. A great swimmer, master of his own beach, and a keen collector of coconuts, "Mano de Piedra" as he would later be called, was a sports lover at a young age and immediately recognized as a born fighter.
    This aptitude was noticed and nurtured and at the tender of 16 years, Roberto made his debut in professional boxing.

    Roberto's KO avenged an early defeat against countryman Esteban De Jesus, and later won his WBC Lightweight title by overwhelming Scotland's Ken Buchannan at Madison Square Garden in New York, with a thirteenth round KO - simply ignoring a left jab whose regularity had been compared to the Greenwhich Time Signal.

    By June 20th, 1980, after defeating former world welterweight champion Carlos Palomino, Roberto faced Sugar Ray Leonard for the WBC welterweight world title, in Montreal. He won convincingly by Unanimous Decision. He would later lose to Sugar Ray in his fabled return.

    After conquering the super welterweight title, in February 24th, 1989, Roberto was crowned WBC middleweight world champion against American Iran Barkley in Atlantic City. Throughout his incredible career, Roberto faced great rivals such as Hector "Macho" Camacho, Sugar Ray Leornard, Thomas Hearns, Wilfred Benitez and Pipino Cuevas, among many others.

    Roberto "Stone Hands" Duran conquered four world titles in five divisions, is a legendary champion, and a hero in his native country, Panama!
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