It's not every day that watchmaking steps into the world of football. Roberto Mancini is back in his home country just in time to coach Team Italy into qualifying for Group A of UEFA Euro 2020. Here's a list of best bars to watch the games.
So Squadra Azzurri will be up against Switzerland, Wales and Turkey come June 12. In the meantime, Mancini is going to be watching the clock on a very special timepiece that ultra-luxe watchmaker Richard Mille has crafted especially for him.
Partners In Time
This is the second collaborative timepiece by Richard Mille for Mancini. In 2013, they released the RM11-01 Roberto Mancini which was designed with a unique flyback chronograph display. It’s specially developed for football where timekeeping is displayed via two 45-minute counters, with provisions included for extra time. An incredibly thoughtful system that’s the perfect solution for Mancini out on the field.
Says Mancini, “As coaches, it is up to us to guide our players perfectly. That’s why time must be tracked and managed. It is one of the parameters that can mean victory or defeat. Every last minute, every second is precious and carries the potential to overturn the outcome of a match.”
Tech Your Time
So this new model RM11-04 Roberto Mancini is based on the same mechanism. Calibre RMAC3 powers the watch with the signature Richard Mille variable geometry rotor. But this time it’s packaged in Carbon TPT, an innovative case material that’s rocked all corners of the luxury watch industry.
More importantly, Richard Mille has dressed the dial of RM11-04 Roberto Mancini in the colours of the Italian flag so lovingly named Il Tricolore. Like the players on the team, this watch will wear the official blue of Squadra Azzurri. You’ll see this colour on the bezel, crown, pusher-caps and rubber strap.
It’s bold and bright so you can’t miss it. Perfect for a little wrist ID when football season comes around.