Carl F. Bucherer To the World Cup in Russia with the Swiss team
Official timekeeper of the Swiss national soccer team, Carl F. Bucherer presented to each player in person a striking Manero Flyback in rose gold with a black dial and black strap.
The countdown has begun! The opening match of the FIFA World Cup in Russia between the host country and Saudi Arabia will be held in just 10 days. The most successful national soccer teams from around the globe will battle it out from June 14th to July 15th to be crowned world champions and the Swiss team will also be there. The partnership between Carl F. Bucherer and the Swiss Football Association (SFA) has existed since 2016 and is set to enjoy a new highlight with the upcoming soccer milestone.
Stephan Lichtsteiner, Renato Bonina (Executive Vice President Sales de Carl F. Bucherer) and Ricardo Rodriguez © Carl F. Bucherer
As official timekeeper of the Swiss national soccer team, the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer from Lucerne presented to each player in person a striking Manero Flyback in rose gold with a black dial and black strap during the final training camp in Lugano prior to the team flying to Russia. The presentation of this timepiece selected by the squad itself took place in the presence of Renato Bonina, Executive Vice President Sales Europe at Carl F. Bucherer, and Claudio Sulser, Delegate of the Swiss national team. As part of the ceremony, the players also signed an atmospheric picture of the watch. The signed complete work of art will be auctioned off as part of the Golf Trophy Engelberg charity golf tournament, with the proceeds going toward youth development at FC Luzern.
Head coach Vladimir Petkovic signing the picture of the watch © Carl F. Bucherer
Just like in soccer, everything in the world of watchmaking revolves around time and teamwork. All of the individual parts within a movement must fit together perfectly in order to perform well as a whole. This understanding is also expressed in the campaign slogan of the partnership between the Swiss Football Association and Carl F. Bucherer: “A single second can change history.” Over the 90 minutes of a soccer match, and longer in some cases, every shot and every piece of action can make the decisive difference – and even write history.
François Moubandje, Silvan Widmer, Xherdan Shaqiri and Haris Seferovic © Carl F. Bucherer
In keeping with the motto of the global Manero Flyback campaign, “Wherever time takes you, Lucerne travels with you,” the watch will accompany the players to Russia as a valuable piece of their home. “We are delighted that the team chose a watch that is reminiscent of the strong roots of Carl F. Bucherer. These roots should also give strength to the players during their time in Russia,” says Sascha Moeri, CEO of Carl F. Bucherer.
Roman Bürki and Michael Lang © Carl F. Bucherer
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