Jeff French, The Australian Idol
Lot 5
Hublot. The unique Jeff Fenech WBC chronograph wristwatch King Power, Ref:703.OM.0218.HR.WBC12
Sold for US$ 62,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
Hublot. The unique Jeff Fenech 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 Jeff Fenech 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

  • The boxing superstar, three time world champion in bantam, super bantam and featherweight, was born on May 28th, 1964, in Marrickville, Australia.

    From the start, Jeff loved boxing and single-mindedly decided to become world champion. He began in amateur boxing where his extraordinary potential shone, representing his country in the Los Angeles Olympic Games of 1984. In that same year he made his professional debut, defeating Bobby Williams by KO in the second round.

    In his career he fought 14 main title bouts, breaking several national records. "The Australian Idol" fought from 1984 to 1996, and in 2008, he got back into trim for one more bout, against his old rival Azumah Nelson, who also blew the cobwebs off retirement to compete.

    Jeff has a brilliant professional record of 29 wins, 21 KO's, one draw and three losses. Now a successful manager and agent of several boxers, his stellar career is an example for every boxer who wants to be managed by him. He faced all-time greats including Carlos Zarate, Azumah Nelson, Wayne Mulholland, Junior Thompson and Rolando Navarro.

    For Fenech, one of the most memorable bouts came in 1987, when he fought for the super bantam weight title against Samart Payakaroon in Australia. With his compatriots cheering him on, Jeff became champion of the world, after sending his rival to the canvas in the fourth round.
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