On the last leg of the Jordan Flight Tour China 2011, Dwyane Wade made a stop within the confine of Beijing’s Forbidden Palace for a special event, the HUBLOT 1 Million RMB Basketball Chinese Charity Challenge. The task was a simple one for the 7-time NBA All-Star, to score a full range of baskets with an increasing scale of difficulties, each corresponding to the amount going to 2 charities – One Foundation by actor Jet Li and Dwyane’s own Wade’s World Foundation. Those in attendance also caught a glimpse of HUBLOT’s newest creation for its new minted brand ambassador, the King Power Dwyane Wade.
In exploring realms outside of his usual association with basketball, Miami Heat“s Dwyane Wade created this signature timepiece, his very first, in conjunction with Swiss luxury watch maker HUBLOT. A modern marvel of black ceramic micro-blasted to perfection, the HUBLOT King Power D-Wade measured around 48mm in diameter and adorned with a number of special design elements. Aside from the red accents and Wade’s jersey number of “3” (also stands for the Holy Trinity), the most notable feature is the watch’s dial face, with a basketball motif surrounded by “x” markings taken from a basketball net. The basketball theme extends to the premium leather band, embroidered with fine white cross stitches. While exact details on its availability are still unconfirmed, what is known is the watch will be limited to only 500 pieces and retails for $20,000 each with an official release date set this Fall.