The fact that there are some points of contact between football players and luxury watches is not just known since Diego Maradona’s unconventional GMT solution with two time knives and David Beckham’s activity as a brand ambassador for Breitling. Here are a few watch models, which will be shown some time during the European Football Championship 2016 in France.
4. Hublot Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph
We have already reported on Hublot’s role as the official timekeeper of FIFA in our post time measurement in football-when the clock comes to the center of thegame.
Just in time for the European Football Championship 2016, the Nyon-Geneva manufacturer has now launched a big timepiece with the Big Bang Unico Retrograde Chronograph, which is so close to the function catalog of a referee’s clock as no mechanical clock before. Using a double retrograde module, the pointer jumps back to zero after 45 minutes for the two game halves and after 15 minutes for the pause. You can also measure the stoppage time and a possible game prolongation with the clock. The manufactory caliber specially developed for this limited edition of 100 pieces can be seen over the sapphire glass floor – just like the EM logo placed in the middle of the factory.
3. Iwc Portugieser Yacht Club
Footballers are known to be superstitious – at least some of them. And even trainers are not completely protected against superstitions. It is well known that the German Bundestrainer Jogi Löw always carried his famous blue cashmere sweater to the semi-finals of the Euro 2012 because he thought it a lucky charm (or at least did not want to preclude a fortunate effect). On the occasion of the ebendieser finals, IWC Schaffhausen presented for the first time a special edition in honor of the German soccer national team on the market: the IWC large Fliegeruhr Edition DFB.
In the 2014 World Cup, Jogi Löw was always seen with a Portuguese Yacht Club chronograph. Since the outcome of the World Cup 2014 is well known, it is well possible that the talisman in the form of a luxury watch is also this time again from the part. However, you should not bet anything: Since Jogi Löw, according to his own statement, attaches great importance to perfectly coordinated outfit components, it can also be a good thing that he will also be relying on other models of the Schaffhausen Nobelschmiede – the IWC Aquatimer Galapagos in Schwarz, with whom he had already seen in some test games.
2. Rolex Submariner
No other watch is worn by footballers like the Rolex Submariner. This also applies to the 2016 European Championship in France. Italian striker Lorenzo Insigne has a “sub” as well as the Swiss national player and neo-arsenal player Granit Xhaka.Both prefer the classic version with black dial in stainless steel.
The French striker star Karim Benzema, not taken into account for the European Championship, is already more colorful in blue. Even if he could be seen in the audience one or other time, the question remains open as to whether the goalkeeper, who is currently not too well represented in the French Football Association, is wearing a watch whose dial and bezel are held in the tricot blue of the Équipe Tricolore.
1st DAY Heuer Formula 1 Cristiano Ronaldo LE
After Álvaro Arbeloa postponed a photo of his new watch on Twitter in December 2014, many football fans made a more differentiated opinion about Cristiano Ronaldo, often described as a narcissist. The illustrated clock was a Bulgari diagono, given to Arbeloa and his team-mates for Christmas thanks to Ronaldo’s acknowledgment and gesture. The renowned watchmaker Ronaldo has been the watch test for years-but not for the Italian luxury watch brand Bulgari, but for the traditional manufacturer TAG Heuer.
Finally, when a limited edition of the Audemars Pigues Royal Oak had been launched in honor of his permanent rival Lionel Messis, it seemed to be only a matter of time before his permanent Christian Cristiano Ronaldo was granted a limited edition. Last year it was so far: Under Jean Claude Biver, TAG Heuer tries to make the brand accessible to a younger audience. For sporty clocks you were always already. Take a Formula 1 chronograph with a black, PVD-coated case, add the CR7 symbol and green details, and the official timepiece of the Portuguese superstar is ready.