Cristiano Ronaldo, a disciplined athlete with his striking performance and skills, has been rightly distinguished as one of the finest football players of all times. With an impressive trail of records and honors that follow him, he has yet another reason to celebrate. The House of Franck Muller paid homage to this prolific Portuguese with an exclusive Perpetual Calendar Bi-Retro Chrono CR7 Limited edition.
A special interview that gathered Ronaldo and the master watchmaker Franck Muller, the intention was to forget football and explore the field of haute horlogerie.
Going a little off-beat from the usual interviews, Ronaldo was caught candid on camera talking about time and timepieces. “My life revolves around time and everything I do depends on it. Even on a football pitch, everything is decided within a fraction of seconds. The times when we are on the leading side and need to freeze the result, every minute seems like an hour. I already have four or five Franck Muller watches, but never had a Perpetual Calendar in my collection. The fact that Franck Muller has dedicated this exclusive edition to me makes it even more special. Both of us truly believe in our abilities and potential. My career goal is to scale greater heights and perpetuate my feats. I feel this watch very aptly embodies our values.”
During the meeting of the iconic masters of their own field, Franck Muller himself drew comparisons with the skillful striker. He feels what connects them is the talent in their respective fields and the willingness to seize every opportunity that comes their way. People who have struggled to reach this level do not compete with each other, but with oneself, he added.
Evoking an alliance between sound aesthetics and immaculate precision, this limited edition is seen in an over-sized signature Cintrée Curvex case™.With its mesmerizing mechanics and flawless finesse, this timepiece conforms to the rules of fine watchmaking. Holding a self-winding mechanical movement, it has bi-retrograde flyback hands for days of the week and date. In addition, it also displays 30-minute and hour chronograph counters and bears the moon phase indicator. The diamond-encrusted number 7 adds just the right bling to the black lacquered dial. The 18-carat gold case carries a special engraving of the player’s silhouette and signature on the back. With only seven opulent watches made under this edition, all of them have already been sold to private collectors at an undisclosed price.
Not just the dream to perpetuate his feats, Ronaldo now has a timepiece to perpetuate time.