Franck Muller Creates Special One Watch

Jul 15, 2009
Franck Muller has released its unique limited series mechanical automatic chronograph, the Special One, to pay homage to Jose Mourinho.

The Special One watch, manufactured by Franck Muller, happens to be a blend of the sporting spirit and the refinement of timing. For the first time rendered in 18k rose gold, the acclaimed Cintree Curvex case exposes a durable brushed finish. Both the crown and the chronograph pushers are performed in black and provided by a unique protection, due to which the case is extended.

Demonstrating Guilloche soleil embellishment, the black dial of the timepiece
is accentuated by pink gold in line with the case. A massive Special 1, just as well crafted in gold, substitutes the 1-hour marker.

All other numbers feature luminescent coating. The chronograph minute counter is located at 3 o’clock and the small seconds are at 9 o’clock. The date is displayed through a small window, placed at 6 o’clock.

Franck Muller "The Special One" watch, reviewed by Watches.InfoNIAC.com, goes with a crocodile skin strap performed in matte black and fitted with an oversized pink gold buckle, exposing a brushed finish.

Jose Mourinho’s original signature, made during his visit to Franck Muller Watchland, is revealed on the luxurious presentation box.

The chronograph has been launched in a limited series of 41 items. The number of pieces signifies Jose Mourinho’s age when he won the Champions League at the service of the Porto Football Club in the 2003/2004 season.

The Franck Muller watches will be distributed solely and exclusively by the official agents of Franck Muller Portugal at a reasonable price of 34,950 Euro.

Born on January 26th, 1963, Jose Mario dos Santos Felix Mourinho is famous as a Portuguese football manager. At the moment Jose Mourinho is a manager of Italian club F.C. Internazionale Milano, he has entered into contract with for the next three seasons.

In January 2002, Jose Mourinho was chosen by F.C. Porto to replace Octavio Machado. In the first season, guided by Mourinho, Porto won the triple of domestic League and Cup and Uefa Cup titles. The following year was even more successful: the F.C. Porto football club won both the Portuguese League and the Champions League. Thus, this exceptional coach kept his promise of “making Porto champions”.

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