Looks like it’s a good time to celebrate the Basketball world!
Iconic luxury watchmaker Girard-Perregaux and Asia Society Southern California (ASSC) have partnered up to honor legendary basketball personality Yao Ming at its 2013 Annual Gala.
Yao Ming was the recipient of the Asia Society’s “Visionary of the Year” award, which Girard-Perregaux is honoring by presenting him with a “Yao Ming” Chrono Hawk timepiece during the evening.
The watch features a Manufacture chronograph automatic movement housed in a 44mm stainless steel case. This special timepiece also features Yao Ming’s special symbol embossed in vivid red on the rubber strap and transferred on the sapphire caseback. Girard-Perregaux only created two watches of this design: one to honor Yao Ming and the second, which was later on auctioned during the evening for $16,000.
In addition to all this, Girard-Perregaux presented a Girard-Perregaux 1966 full calendar to another basketball icon, Steve Nash, for his strong philanthropic work through the Steve Nash Foundation, which dedicates itself to providing underserved children with fundamentals for their health and education.
It’s definitely a night to remember for these Basketball stars! As for those watches, lookin’ good huh?
Take a closer look at the Yao Ming” Chrono Hawk timepiece”