On September 27, 2012, the Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier presented Welleton Soares de Morais, the Brazilian football player who plays for Spartak Moscow, Russia, the Perishing CBF chronograph. Parmigiani Fleurier, which is the official partner of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), and The Big Sport magazine recently recognized Welliton as the best Brazilian footballer. It was only fitting then that Welliton was presented with the watch. Since 2011, which is when Parmigiani Fleurier became an official partner of CBF (Confederacao Brasileira de Futebol), the watchmaker has been creating and presenting unique collection of Parmigiani Perishing models dedicated to football. The brand collaborates with Sport-Express Fund to annually present outstanding Brazilians that play in the Russian league. The ceremony took place on September 27 in Moscow Parmigiani Fleurier boutique amongst friends and prominent figures, including Valery Karpin, General Director of Spartak club.
The Parmigiani Pershing Chronograph CBF collection is engraved with the iconic emblem of the CBF on the case-back. This watch comes in gold, blue and green, which are the official colors of the Brazilian Football confederation. The case of this watch measures 45 millimeters in diameter and is available in two versions, titanium case with rose gold bezel or a titanium case with white gold bezel. The two color versions of the watch are quite attractive and contrast nicely against the beautiful shade of blue of the dial, which is decorated with Cotes de Geneve guiloche pattern. The tachometer feature surrounding the dial is in Brazil team’s color of golden yellow. Nicely contrasting the dial are the hour and minute chronograph counters that are have green numerals and yellow gold hands, again emphasizing Brazil team’s colors. The small seconds indexes are small green stars, which are representation of the five World Cups that Brazil has won so far.
Functions Hours, Minutes, Small seconds at 3 o’clock, and Date window
1/4 second chronograph (large second hand, 30 minute counter, 12 hour counter)
Exterior Round case: 45 mm with Thickness: 14.2 mm
Material: Steel that is polished and satin finish
Water-resistance: 200 meters
Unidirectional turning bezel
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Blue dial decorated with “Côtes de Genève” guiloche pattern
Rubber Natural rubber with adjustable safety folding buckle, polished and satin finish
Women’s model of this watch comes in steel case with 42 millimeters diameter and a bezel in pink gold decorated with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds. Inside the case is white mother of pearl dial with gold hour markers and blue steel hands.