Timepiece designers are launching special-edition watches to celebrate various sporting events or important anniversaries. And collectors cannot get enough.
Droit au but
On 26 May 1993, proving true to their motto “Droit au but” (straight for the goal), Olympique Marseille won the Champions League against AC Milan in an unforgettable match. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the team’s victory, Raynal has collaborated with the Hublot brand to create a variation on the Classic Fusion Titanium 42 mm in the colours of the legendary football club. Limited edition of 30 pieces.
To mark the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex – the official watch of motor racing since 2001 – has released an exceptional version of the Cosmograph Daytona in white gold. This timepiece reveals the inner workings of the new calibre 4132 through its sapphire crystal back, and features a mechanical column-wheel chronograph movement with vertical clutch and bidirectional automatic winding with its Perpetual rotor.
For the 70th anniversary of the elite unit of the French Air and Space Force – a Bell&Ross partner for three years – the timepiece manufacturer has created the BR 03-92 Patrouille de France 70th Anniversary. In black ceramic and ultra-lightweight, this professional instrument recalls the blue of the Patrouille de France’s Alpha Jet, as well as its insignia and logo.