I may be giving away too much information here, but, why not? I remember watching the televised landing of the Apollo 11 lunar module in 1969, and the next day’s adventurous steps as two astronauts descended the ladder of the module and stepped foot on the moon’s surface. I was a kid, on vacation with my family at a lakeside resort in Vermont. The resort set up hundreds of chairs out on the long wooden porch under the late night sky and a huge television set … remember- this was 1969 – so that all by itself was a big deal! From those chairs, under the starry sky, we watched the incredible breakthrough man made. I was a kid. Maybe…
Today, we conclude the look at watch brands with international footballer ambassadors and friends. Ottmar Hitzfeld, national coach of the Swiss team, is a friend of IWC and has visited the brand’s Manufacture in Schaffhausen. He wears the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition Laureus 2013. Stay tuned next week for Part 3 in the Who’s Who of watch brands and the World Cup, as we bring you brands inspired by soccer and Brazil.
Earlier, we broke the news about luxury Swiss watch brand Hautlence delving into the world of international football. French actor and former international footballer for the French National team, Eric Cantona. We brought you details of this relationship here. Cantona played for half a dozen teams before ending his professional footballing career at Manchester United, where he won four Premier League titles in five years and two League and FA Cup Doubles. He wears the Hautlence HLQ-03 with an in-house built manual wind caliber that offers jumping date, jumping hours, retrograde minutes, and fast date corrector.
Ritmo Mundo has signed on a massive roster with six international football brand ambassadors. Among the soccer players joining the Ritmo Mundo team are Brazilian David Luiz, Oscar, Dante, Paulihnio, Bernard, and Ramires among others. Each ambassador is sporting a 50mm Quantum timepiece with Swiss chronograph movements until the new watches are finished.
Breitling for Bentley has one of the strongest internationals footballers on its team as brand ambassador: the legendary David Beckham. Indeed, David Beckham is the face for Breitling for Bentley. The British sports celebrity is a perfect fit for the new line of Breitling for Bentley chronographs thanks to his quintessential British style. The Swiss made Breitling for Bentley watch of choice that Beckham wears is the Breitling for Bentley B06 in steel with black dial.