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IWC Auctions Off Unique Muhammad Ali Watch at Celebrity Fight Night GalasharetweetshareA unique timepiece by IWC Schaffhausen went in the hammer with the 18th annual Celebrity Fight Night gala last Saturday, kept in Phoenix, Arizona. The star-studded event started to lift funds with the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, founded by the legendary boxing champ. The watch, a particular Big Pilot's model in white gold or platinum meant to commemorate Ali's 70th birthday, fetched $60,000. Click below to see photos from your event and wallpaper pictures of the watch. The fundamental Pilot's Watch Edition Muhammad Ali is modeled on IWC's historic Big Pilot's Watch of 1940, which has a matte-black dial, an arrowhead index at 12 o'clock, a substantial crown, power-reserve display at 3 o'clock, and bold, luminescent numerals and hands. For this model, the Super-LumiNova coating on the appliques and hands is within signal red, a favorite hue of Ali's. The red colorization is echoed within the black, alligator leather strap. The caseback is engraved with Ali's signature along with the inscription, "Edition Muhammad Ali pre owned patek philippe , One inch ONE." The watch contains Caliber 51111, the most significant automatic movement made in-house by IWC."The man is definitely an icon: simply on the list of world's greatest sporting personalities of our time," said IWC CEO Georges Kern. "That was the main reason we decided to mark Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday in January using a special watch in white gold or platinum honoring the individual who was once voted Sportsman with the Century."Along together with the watch, the winning bidder received a copy on the tribute book watches , GOAT Greatest of All Time, a massive tome (20x 20 weighing 75 pounds) that celebrates Ali's life and career using more than 3,000 pictures by more than 150 photographers and illustrators, also donated by IWC.Ali's wife, Lonnie Ali, expressed her appreciation for your Swiss watch brand's contribution: "IWC created greater than a beautiful watch," she said. "They honored my hubby, his persistence to charity, and also at duration helped keep the Muhammad Ali Center."Guests at the 18th annual celebrity fight night included soul legend Lionel Richie, actor and comedian Billy Crystal, five-time heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield, la mer watches and Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry and tenor Andrea Bocelli, each whom auctioned a private dinner inside their company to aid the cause.Lionel Richie poses with Muhammad AliBilly Crystal does his best Ali impressionEvander Holyfield models the watchAli between actors Tom Hanks and Rita WilsonLonnie Ali on stageIWC's participation in Celebrity Fight Night and the Muhammad Ali parkinson Center continues the brand's charitable initiatives, including a lively persistence for climate protection and also to the Laureus Sport once and for all Foundation, which funds sustainable sports projects for disadvantaged children. "Muhammad Ali's greatness wasn't on a his career as being a boxer," says Kern. "He's done a huge amount beyond the ring for his fellow menWe are absolutely delighted that this exclusive as well as timepiece continues to be creating such a significant contribution to Muhammad Ali's charitable causes."sharetweetshare replica bell and ross dealers watches
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