Julio Cesar Chavez, Boxing Caeser
Lot 4
Hublot. The unique Julio Cesar Chavez WBC chronograph wristwatch King Power, Ref:703.OM.0218.HR.WBC12
US$ 60,000 - 100,000
£39,000 - 64,000

Lot Details
Hublot. The unique Julio Cesar Chavez WBC chronograph wristwatch King Power, Ref:703.OM.0218.HR.WBC12 Hublot. The unique Julio Cesar Chavez WBC chronograph wristwatch King Power, Ref:703.OM.0218.HR.WBC12 Hublot. The unique Julio Cesar Chavez WBC chronograph wristwatch King Power, Ref:703.OM.0218.HR.WBC12 Hublot. The unique Julio Cesar Chavez WBC chronograph wristwatch King Power, Ref:703.OM.0218.HR.WBC12 Hublot. The unique Julio Cesar Chavez WBC chronograph wristwatch King Power, Ref:703.OM.0218.HR.WBC12
Hublot. The unique Julio Cesar Chavez 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 Julio Cesar Chavez 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

  • Julio Cesar Chavez, best known as the "Boxing Caesar," is an icon of the sport. It is impossible to think of boxing without remembering his extraordinary career, his long undefeated run, and his incredibly dramatic fights.

    A native of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, Julio grew up in Culiacan, Sinaloa. His desire to box began at an early age. Julio showed passion, guts and bags of natural talent. It was instantaneously obvious he was born to become a champion.

    He made his professional debut on May 2nd, 1980, against Mexico's Andres Felix, whom he easily defeated by knockout in the sixth round. He continued piling up victories, which led him to dispute the WBC super featherweight title in September 1984. At that time, Mario Martinez was king of the division, but with a tremendous battering knockout in the eighth round, a new champion was crowned. Boxing experts and fans alike knew they were witnessing the birth of a legend.

    Julio not only achieved the admiration and affection of the people, but also the respect of his fellow fighters. He reached the unique milestone of one hundred battles, with only two losses. The first via a point's defeat against Frankie Randall and the second in June of 1996, against American Oscar de la Hoya via a TKO in the fourth round.

    Chavez's memorable fights that have left their mark on boxing history, but none was more dramatic than the battle royal against Meldrick Taylor, in March 1990. Behind on the scorecards, Julio rallied in the twelfth and final round, to overwhelm and deck Meldrick. Bravely, Meldrick staggered to his feet, but stunned, unsteady and injured. Referee Richard Steele stepped in to stop the fight, just five seconds before the final bell.

    Boxing in the 80's recalls the brilliant blend of Mike Tyson, Marvellous Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hearns, Oscar De la Hoya and the great Julio Cesar Chavez, who sold out the enormous Estadio Azteca with a record of 136,274 fans. It earned him a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the largest attendance at a boxing match in history, beating the 1927 record set by Jack Dempsey V Gene Tunney.
    With twenty-one years as a professional boxer, "Boxing Caesar" harvested a record 107 wins, 86 of them by knockout, 6 losses and only 2 draws. He earned world champion recognition in three divisions: super feather, light and welterweight and holds the world record of 39 world title fights.
A great amongst greats!
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