This week the world of football – international football (which Americans refer to as soccer) begins the month-long games that culminate in the FIFA World Cup. Many top watch brands are intimately involved in the sport – either via timing, brand ambassadors, or sponsorship of teams. We’ve brought you some info on brands and their relationships to the sport already. This week, we continue with that coverage.
Hautlence, a brand we love and have written about here often, has signed on Eric Cantona, French actor and former international footballer for the French National team, as a brand ambassador. 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 calibre that offers jumping date, jumping hours, retrograde minutes, and fast date corrector. This complex and alluring watch is offered in rose gold with a black or white dial background.