Italian midfield general and watch enthusiast is Brand Ambassador for Swiss Maison
Dubai, November 2013
Italian World Cup-winning midfield maestro, Gennaro Gattuso, received a warm welcome on his recent visit to Dubai. Gattuso was in Dubai as Brand Ambassador for Eberhard & Co., renowned Swiss manufacturer of fine watches.
A self-confessed enthusiast for fine watches, Gattuso has been lionised by fans of the beautiful game the world over, for his tenacious tackling and supreme mastery as a defensive midfielder,
Presenting Eberhard & Co.’s exquisite line of finely-crafted timepieces to the discerning watch lovers of the Middle East, Gattuso’s partnership with the Swiss maison reflects the spirit of excellence each have attained in their respective fields – football and watchmaking.
Eberhard & Co. has always been strongly linked to the universe of sports, thanks to an early specialization in sports watches and chronographs that goes back to its foundation in 1887.
The career of “Ringhio” (Growl), so nicknamed for his unwavering tenacity, has shown an impressively steady performance throughout the years and championships, always the leader, both for his teammates and the supporters. During his thirteen years as midfielder in the celebrated AC Milan colours and several Italian National Team appearances, he has won a hatful of accolades including the Italian Championship and the European Championship twice and of course, the World Cup in 2006.
Two rich and attractive stories that meld thanks to a shared passion for the world of watches – Gattuso has always been a lover of precious timepieces: in a recent interview he declared that, while in the past his choices were based on brand and aesthetics, now he tends to prefer intricacy in mechanical features. This is the reason why today Eberhard & Co. is his “wrist choice”.
Gattuso proudly showed off the sublimely crafted Chrono 4 Grande Taille in gold at his Dubai appearance. The Chrono 4 Grande Taille is the most precious version of the iconic chronograph patented by the brand in 2001. The Chrono 4 line boasts a unique reading of time, with 4 horizontally aligned counters that are animated by a special mechanism developed by Eberhard & Co. (Caliber EB 250) on the base of ETA 2894. In the line’s range, also Chrono 4 Géant, that represents the largest version with a 46 mm. case of incredibly advanced construction.
The Chrono 4 collection may well be defined the legitimate witness of over125 years of history, during which the Brand never ceased to look ahead, bringing to life an endless succession of revolutionary creations made to amaze and conquer the heart of the most demanding watch fans.