Recently shooting guard «Miami Heat» Ray Allen in collaboration with Hublot created a limited collection of Ray Allen for charitable purposes. Auction clock King Power Ray Allen, Classic Fusion Ray Allen and Big Bang Ray Allen (each instance is the only one of its kind) in the event Ray Allen Golf Classic brought 191,000 dollars in profits donated to diabetes research. Fundraising was crucial for Allen and his wife Shannon, whose son Walker suffers from type 1 juvenile diabetes.
Editorial Haute Time Allen met with and discussed the nuances of cooperation with Hublot and learn firsthand about the prospect of collection Ray Allen Limited Edition.
Haute Time: How did the idea to create a limited edition?
Ray Allen: When you’re in the arena of Miami Heat, mention Hublot everywhere. I was looking forward to winning the championship, as last year all the players presented watches Hublot. Eventually I had to meet with Rick De La Croix, distributor of Hublot watches in North and South America, and it turned out that we lived in the same area. After the championship in 2013 a meeting was held, and he handed me a box with a stunning watch, saying: «This is my gift.» I was just amazed. We talked and he asked whether something to help and I mentioned about the tournament. We discussed how Hublot watches auctions sacrifices, and then he said: «I can create a watch with the design of sneakers you’re wearing.» And it is exactly fulfilled his promise and now … we’re here!
HT: Can you name your favorite item in hours?
RA: It’s hard to say. They are so many skilled small nuances. My logo is on the back cover. On the strap are small holes perforated like «bubbles» on sneakers Nike Air Jordan XX8 Ray Allen, which is quite unusual. Rick has also created a large box with a picture of the sneaker. It is fascinating to watch, when a high-tech watch brand as Hublot, gives exceptional features to its products, so loved by sports fans. It combines watch enthusiasts and sports fans that purchase sneakers.
HT: What part of the profit goes to diabetes research?
RA: All 100 percent!
HT: What do you feel when you wear the watch Hublot?
RA: They just remind me of where I went and how to get here. I remember the small, insignificant hours that wore before. There was a time when I stopped wearing a watch because he could compare the time on his cell phone. However, becoming a little older, I realized that wearing a watch demonstrates personal evolution from boy to man. Essential to appreciate quality watches. Need to know and respect them. Do not be dependent on them, but appreciate that, thanks to them you will not be late, and that the clock on your hand it symbolizes.