Watch Brands Involved in International Football: Bulova Watches and Manchester United

This week, we continue our comprehensive coverage of brands involved with international football. Today: Bulova.  Last year, Bulova announced its global partnership with football powerhouse, Manchester United.The brand was named the club’s Official Timekeeper and Global Partner earlier this year, and now introduces a co-branded Swiss-made watch collection specially crafted to celebrate the relationship.  The…

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How Greubel Forsey got to be 10 Years Old, and 5 Top Greubel Forsey Watches Hands On (Part 2)

By Gordon Henderson Yesterday, we brought you a look at how Greubel Forsey has become a true force to be reckoned with in the watch industry; you can read that here. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, this brand is well worth a close-up look – so here we go. Recently, I had the distinct…

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Greubel Forsey Celebrates 10th Anniversary … However Did They Do It? (Part 1)

By Gordon Henderson The skill of a master craftsman is displayed in a number of ways. For the viewer, the skill is in what can be experienced through the senses. Touch, feel, the visual aesthetics. The sum total of the encounter then leads the viewer to some type of judgment: “Yes, I like this, the…

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Recapping Time, FIFA 2014 and International Soccer: A World Unified by Competition

By Dan O’Rourke For the past two-plus weeks, we have brought you news about watch brands involved in international soccer. Now, we review the exhilaration, exhaustion, heart and soul that goes into one of the world’s most unifying sports competitions. What makes the World Cup so exciting? Even a casual soccer fan inherently knows the…

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FIFA Who’s Who: IWC Watches Makes Friends with Swiss Team Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld

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…

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FIFA 2014 Who’s Who: Hautlence Watches and Eric Cantona

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…

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