Hublot, Diego Maradona and the 'Russian challenge '... And a new Hublot Big Bang Maradona in series limited
Ten balloons, ten targets 10 metres... Moscow (Russia), for the first time in his career, mythical Argentine football player Diego Maradona has accepted the challenge of the wall porthole to one million dollars. The benefit of this 'challenge' will be donated to the Pediatric Institute of Oncology and Transplantation Raisa Gorbachova, for the creation of a Russian register of anonymous donors of bone marrow.
September 29, 2010 at 18:00 on the rooftop terrace of the Tsum in the heart of Moscow... The legendary Argentine football player Diego Maradona, partner of Swiss watchmaker Hublot has identified for the first time in his career the wall door to $ 1 Million challenge. Maradona has gladly accepted the invitation of porthole to the challenge: have only ten balls to touch ten targets 10 metres (on a wall of the actual size of a goal on a football field (7.30 X 2.40 m)), each of a different diameter and representing a value ranging from 25,000 to 300,000 dollars.
With a first shot at 300,000 Dollars, he finally, in total, gathered the sum of 500,000 dollars, an amount that will be fully refunded for the Pediatric Institute of Oncology and Transplantation Raisa Gorbachova - University Pavlov medicine of Saint Petersburg - led by Professor Afanasiev, who received a symbolic and substantial as the first donation for the creation of a Russian of anonymous bone marrow donor registry.
"Our relationship with Diego Maradona are very strong" says Ricardo Guadalupe. "We love one as the other demonstrate originality and generosity to develop events as exceptional as this $ 1 million challenge which allows to make the first step to the creation of a Russian of anonymous bone marrow donors register."
Remember that it is already the third time that Hublot mounts the "million dollar Challenge". Manchester United players were willingly lent to the game for the challenge in China in Hangzhou, before repeat - at the sight of his huge success-in full New York City at the foot of the Flat Iron building
After the challenge, Diego Maradona visited with Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, on the first floor of the Tsum in Moscow shop window for the first play of the new limited series Hublot Maradona in gold and ceramic, specially created to celebrate its living legend and remember its 'Russian challenge '.
After the establishment by a first window Big Bang chronograph Maradona Black ceramic ' which won a dazzling success"ensures the brand in its press release, the two partners showed in Moscow a Big Bang red gold polished with black dial and Black ceramic bezel signed by Diego Maradona in blue and his favourite number, 10, on the count of 3 h.
The same blue with white color indexes and the second hand, as well as at 0900, the special counter of 45 min (in reference to the time of a half of football!). The Gummy black alligator strap is sewn with three sons, two blue and white always in reference to the Argentine colors. On the bottom of the watch, is drawn the legend of football in person, arms raised in V! Only 100 copies of this limited series will be available, each watch will be accompanied by a Jersey signed personally by Diego Maradona.
Indeed, Hublot will propose a model exclusive to complications, customizable with the chassis number engraved on the movement, that only a 250 GTO owners can buy. The presentation of this watch takes place at a ultra-exclusif dinner for 150 people who came from around the world, July 3 at the Abbey of Hautvillers, historic heart of Dom Pérignon, in the presence of 24 owners and their 250 GTO. A historical first in the same place, in France from 3 to 7 July, on champagne land.
This - this special series - watch is unique in many aspects: firstly, the box of 45 mm in diameter made in titanium - inspired line Classic Fusion, a nod to the world of classic cars — has been completely redesigned, while roundness, to resume the beautiful 250 GTO curves. For the record, last November in Italy, Hublot and Ferrari announced their partnership making Swiss watch brand the Italian partner.
For its part, the tourbillon movement was specially manufactured by Hublot, skeleton, with barrel located at 12 o'clock drum whose design takes the form of the rim of the 250 GTO. Finally, the bridge of the movement side background is customizable with the addition of the car of the owner of the watch chassis number if desired, and the bracelet is calfskin barenia in reference to the upholstery of the cars of the era. The watches are delivered in a specific series Ferrari green.