Tommy Hearns
Lot 7
Hublot. The unique Tommy Hearns WBC chronograph wristwatch King Power, Ref:703.OM.0218.HR.WBC12
Sold for US$ 58,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
Hublot. The unique Tommy Hearns 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 Tommy Hearns 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

  • A childhood champion from Memphis, Tennessee, Tommy Hearns fought 155 amateur fights, winning 147 without troubling the judges. With a storied career, he is considered one of the most powerful, spectacular and far reaching fighters of his time. A champion in five divisions: welter, superwelter, middle, super middle and light heavyweight, this boxing idol began his professional boxing career in 1977, knocking out his first 17 opponents.

    With an exceptional campaign, Hearns was voted "Fighter of the Year" by The Ring magazine in 1980. He handed fans a superb record of 61 wins, 48 of which resulted in tremendous and unforgettable knockouts.

    In 1982 he became WBC super welterweight world champion by defeating Wilfredo Benitez in a thrilling battle. By 1987 he had advanced up to the light heavyweight division and took the WBC title off Dennis Andries by KO. Dennis, who kept getting off the canvass, was wisely saved by the referee.
    Hearns later won the WBC world title at middleweight by beating Juan Roldan. In 1988 he won his fifth world title, this time as a super middleweight beating James Kinchen.

    "Hitman" as he was known inside the ropes, held court against exceptional fighters including Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto "Manos de Piedra" Duran, Wilfred Benitez, Marvin Hagler and Pipino Cuevas among many others.

    Thomas Hearns ended his incredible career on February 4th, 2006, leaving behind a name written in golden letters in the history of boxing.
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