ALAN SHEARER FOUNDATION BALL 2017
ROX & Hublot joined forces to support Alan Shearer’s Charity Ball. The fifth annual charity ball in support of the Alan Shearer Foundation – the dedicated fundraising arm for the Alan Shearer Centre – has raised £380,000, more than double last year’s figure, to help fund the pioneering facilities for disabled people at the Centre in Newcastle.
Swiss Haute Horology brand Hublot donated the special auction prize of the dedicated King Power Unico Special Edition Alan Shearer – a limited edition of two timepieces produced in support of the charity cause. The other watch of this very special pair is worn by the legendary football player. The Hublot timepiece captivated the audience during the live auction bidding, with two figureheads of UK business up against each other until one conceded and offered to put his generous bid of £70,000 towards the charity if his rival donated a hugely generous £80,000 for the charity. This brought the total to a staggering £150,000.
ROX boxes were sold for the charity mechanic ROX in a BOX with one box having £5,000 diamond bangle inside. Proceeds of £10,300 went to Alan Shearer Foundation.
Guests were wowed by live entertainment from Jess Glynne who took to the stage to give an exclusive performance at the glittering ball, which was hosted by the former England and Newcastle Striker and his wife, Lainya, at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel.
The hallowed, champagne-cream halls of Geneva’s Salon de la Haute Horlogerie were once again host to the world’s most revered watchmaking this January, and the most reverential of invite-only guests – ROX included. Here are our highlights… Words by Alex Doak.
With Christmas around the corner, and festivity in the air, what better time to hold the event of the year – The Hublot All Black Party. To celebrate 10 years of the All Black concept, ROX and Hublot partnered up to throw the event, showcasing the brands best timepieces and inviting along a very special guest, football legend and friend of Hublot, Alan Shearer.