The postponed Euro 2020 tournament is now well underway after being delayed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve seen some great games before, especially in the round of 16 with Switzerland defeating defending world champions France on penalties after regulation time ended at 3-3 and the Czech Republic surprising the Netherlands with a 2-0 victory.
During this tournament, there have been a plethora of interesting watches on the wrists of managers and coaches apart from the prominent Hublot wearers that Elizabeth Doerr highlighted in 6 Hublot Soccer Ambassadors Ready For The European Championships With The Big Bang e UEFA Euro 2020.
Here are the timepieces of five other managers and coaches participating in Euro 2020.
The Swiss Vladimir Petković wears Carl F. Bucherer
Carl F. Bucherer sponsors the Swiss national football team, and Switzerland manager Vladimir Petković has alternated between a Patravi ScubaTec dive watch and class Manero Double Peripheral Tourbillon.
The Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral was on his wrist for the team’s sensational victory against France.
This is a stunning tourbillon wristwatch with a peripheral winding rotor and prominent flying tourbillon that could almost be called understated were it not for its massive 43.1mm size.
German Joachim Löw chooses IWC and Omega
Joachim (Jogi) Löw is the head coach of the German national team, and the loss of “Die Mannschaft” to England on June 30, 2021 was his very last game in this position as he now takes his retirement.
During the tournament, Löw sported the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition No time to die, the same watch Daniel Craig wears in the upcoming Bond film No time to die.
On the sidelines, Löw alternated between the Omega and a black IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos Islands Edition. IWC, based in Schaffhausen, has had a long association with the German squad, which is still deeply linked to some players and coaches.
Luis Enrique of Spain and Ulysse Nardin Freak X
The most surprising watch I’ve come across in a scout-rich tournament belongs to Spain manager Luis Enrique, who wore a Ulysse Nardin Freak X in black on a rubber strap.
It’s a toned down version of the original Freak, but it still makes a statement on the wrist – possibly due in part to its 43mm diameter and all-black presence.
Coincidentally, the watch “matches” the tattoo on Enrique’s left arm, which happens to be the letter X.
Austrian Franco Foda and his Rolex Daytona
There have been a few managers with Rolex watches, and once again the Daytona is proving popular.
Austrian coach German national Franco Foda wore his stainless steel Reference 116500LN Daytona with black dial and matching ceramic bezel.
The stainless steel Daytona is currently one of the most sought-after models in the Rolex catalog.
Named for him: the Richard Mille RM 11-04 Automatic Roberto Mancini
Only one manager of the Euro 2020 tournament bears a timepiece in his name, and that honor belongs to the Italian Roberto Mancini. The famous trainer of Squadra Azzurra wears the Richard Mille RM 11-04 Automatic Roberto Mancini, an automatic flyback chronograph with a central minute counter and an annual calendar for tracking halves, overtime and overtime.
The RM 11-04 Automatic Roberto Mancini stands out for its blue accents and other colors in the dial area symbolizing the Italian flag contrasting with the black patterned TPT carbon case. This precise blue hue is what gives the Italian national team its nickname “Squadra Azzurra” (“blue team”).
The RM 11-04 Automatic Roberto Mancini, like virtually all Richard Mille watches today, is only available in the brand’s boutiques; when it was introduced in 2019, it sold for $ 189,500. Mancini has been a friend of the brand since 2013.
We look forward to the rest of the tournament and other sporting surprises – and of course who will be crowned European Champions on July 11 at Wembley Stadium in London.
You can follow the action on www.uefa.com/uefaeuro-2020.
Quick Facts Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Reference 116500LN
Case: 40 x 12.2mm, stainless steel with ceramic bezel
Movement: Automatic caliber 4130 with blue Parachrom hairspring, 72-hour power reserve, frequency 4 Hz / 28,800 vibrations per hour, officially certified COSC chronometer (white or black dials)
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds of hacking; chronograph
Years of manufacture: 2000 to today
Price: $ 12,400 / € 11,300
Quick Facts Ulysse Nardin Freak X
Case: 43mm, titanium, DLC coated titanium
Movement: automatic UN-230 caliber, silicon balance with nickel weights, flying carousel movement, frequency 3 Hz / 21,600 vibrations per hour
Functions: hours, minutes
Price: $ 21,000
Note: 5 year warranty
Quick Facts Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition
Case: 42 mm, titanium with helium valve
Movement: Automatic Caliber 8806, magnetic resistance 15,000 Gauss, 35 jewels, frequency 25,200 vph / 3.5 Hz, power reserve 55 hours; Master Chronometer Certification
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds
Price: € 9,000
Note: five year warranty
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