Maurice Lacroix has released a series of watches to celebrate its recently signed three-year partnership with FC Barcelona.
Four new models from the Swiss watch brand, which is the FC Barcelona official watch partner, have been created designed to make customers of football fans and watch aficionados alike with watches bearing the world-famous club’s crest.
The range starts with the FCB Eliros Date. Clean, simple and classic, the 38mm Eliros Date features an engraved FCB logo on the caseback and date display on either a silver-toned or black dial. The watch is presented with either a Milanese mesh or NATO strap in FC Barcelona colours.
The slightly larger 40mm FCB Eliros Chronographe features chronograph functionality and a large date at the 12 o’clock position with an engraved FCB crest on the case band.
Maurice Lacroix’s sporty Pontos S also gets the FC Barcelona treatment with a 43mm design, sold with both a metal bracelet and NATO strap. Resolutely masculine with a metallic blue dial, chronograph functionality, inner rotating bezel and 200m water resistance, the FCB Pontos S also features engraved club crests on the case band and caseback.
At the top of the range is the FCB Masterpiece Squelette, a skeletonised 43mm hand-wound watch in stainless steel with black PVD treatment on case, movement and hands. The Squelette features a metallised club logo on its sapphire crystal caseback and is secured on a matching black crocodile strap.
Stephane Waser, managing director of Maurice Lacroix, commented on the launch, saying: “Whether it is the Eliros, the Pontos S or the Masterpiece Squelette, the new FCB models offer a pleasing alternative to existing Maurice Lacroix classics and provides perfect illustration of the teamwork of the two organisations. Indeed, this is the very embodiment of our partnership slogan – more than a club, more than a watch and more than a partnership.”
The watches will be available at 3,000 Maurice Lacroix retailers worldwide including the FC Botiga Megastore at FC Barcelona’s world-famous Camp Nou stadium which is visited by nearly four million people annually.