IWC Schaffhausen is underlining its partnership with the footballer Zinédine Zidane with a new special edition. The Swiss watch manufacturer is dedicating the Big Ingenieur Edition Zinédine Zidane to the outstanding footballing personality. On this occasion, Zidane has been personally involved in the design of this model, which is limited to a worldwide edition of 500 watches.
The great successes of Zinédine Zidane speak for themselves. The Frenchman of Algerian Kabyle Berber descent, born in Marseilles, has played for Bordeaux, Juventus Turin and Real Madrid. He was awarded the title of FIFA World Player of the Year on three occasions and World Sportsman of the Year in 1999, he won the Golden Ball several times, became Spanish Champion, European and World Champion and winner of the Intercontinental Cup: his career bears witness to unquestionable team spirit and great elegance, both on and off the field.
Whereas IWC Schaffhausen retained the colours of the French national team for the first Edition Zinédine Zidane, the new Big Ingenieur Edition Zinédine Zidane reflects the individual taste of the footballer. Accordingly, it features a dark brown dial. The Arabic numeral “10” stands out in a bright red colour. The engraved name of the former football star can be seen on the winding rotor through the transparent sapphire-glass back. The medallion also bears a figure “10” – the number which Zidane wore on his shirt in the French national team for many years and with which he led the “Équipe Tricolore” to numerous victories. And, of course, to the World Cup crown in 1998.