One of England’s greatest ever strikers MICHAEL OWEN has embarked on a new adventure with Manchester United, the football club whose official watch is Hublot Red Devil Bang. Nevertheless, Owen might seem not to wear the wrist watch as he has already been in successful partnership with TISSOT for 11 years. In fact, to mark their second decade of collaboration, The Swiss Watchmaker presents the MICHAEL OWEN SIGNATURE WATCH in limited edition of 4,999 pieces worldwide.
The new Tissot 2009 PRC 100 Michael Owen Limited Edition watch features the colors of Michael Owen’s national team, red, at five-minute intervals at the dial – in the form of small, flag-like squares. What’s more, the red accent incorporates oversized red accent on the number 10 at 10 o’clock position. ‘10’ is Michael’s famous squad number. But what’s not anticipated, Owen is no longer wearing the number ‘10’ on his jersey; instead he is awarded the “iconic” and “prestigious” squad number: ‘7’. The shirt number Owen inherited has been the emblem of a long and distinguished line of United’s most cherished players, from Johnny Berry, George Best and Steve Coppell, to Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Another Michael Owen’s link is the SIGNATURE of MICHAEL OWEN along with the edition number at the case back of the watch which is decorated with the geometric shapes of a football’s surface.
Michael Owen in training at Manchester United (photo by Getty Images)
TISSOT MICHAEL OWEN’S TIMEPIECE has the angular stainless steel case and bracelet, set off with a sophisticated silver and black colored combination. The case includes scratch resistant sapphire crystal and screw-down crown. This watch also has a date indicator at 4 o’clock, small seconds counter at 6 o’clock, 30 minute counter at 10 o’clock, and hour counter at 2 o’clock position. Water resistant to 100 m (10 ATM).
The design, Swiss made quartz movement inside and meticulous attention to detail on the outside deliver elegant and stylish chronograph.
Founded by Charles-Felicien Tissot and his son Charles-Emile in the city of Le Locle, TISSOT first introduced their first mass-produced watch in 1853. It was followed by the launch of Tissot’s first anti-magnetic watch in 1929 – 1930. The Tissot Company was also the first to make a watch out of plastic, mother of pearl, wood (the Wood watch) and stone (the Rock watch).
Tissot merged with the Omega watch making family in 1930 and Tissot-Omega watches from this era are sought after by collectors. Still headquartered in Le Locle, Switzerland and present in more than 150 countries around the world, Tissot has been, since 1983, a member of The Swatch Group Ltd., the largest watch producer and distributor in the world.
About Michael Owen
Born in Chester, 14 December 1979, MICHAEL OWEN is an English professional association football player who currently plays as a striker for Manchester United. He began his senior career at Liverpool FC in 1996. He was the Liverpool’s top goal scorer from 1997-2004 and helped the club to win a cup treble of the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and Football League Cup in 2001. Owen was awarded of the Ballon d’Or that year.
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Owen moved to Real Madrid for £8 million in mid-2004 and returned to England the following season, joining Newcastle United for £16 million. After the final season of his four year contract, Newcastle was relegated, and Owen moved to Manchester United as a free agent.
Internationally, Owen first played for the senior England team in 1998, becoming England’s youngest player and youngest goalscorer at the time. His performance at the 1998 World Cup brought him to national and international prominence and he went on to appear, and score, in Euro 2000, the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004. He is the only player to ever have scored in four major tournaments for England.
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