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Spot the Watch: IWC Football Managers Special!

by Nick Gould on May 29, 2015

With the weekend nearly upon us for this weeks Spot the Watch, we decided to focus on one particular brand of watches that seems to be quite popular with football managers.  That brand is IWC from Schaffhausen.

The first manager featured is Carlo Ancelotti.  A respected Italian manager who was recently at the helm of Read Madrid.  There will be many suitors wanting to sign him up!  Mr Ancelotti wears the most complicated IWC we have seen on a managers wrist.  The model in question is the IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar in Rose Gold, featuring the self winding 7 days movement with calendar adjustment done by the crown designed by the legendary Kurt Klaus! .  An unusual choice of watch to conduct training drills.

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Carlo Ancelotti with the IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar in Rose Gold.  Picture (C) AS

The next IWC model spotted on Signor Ancelotti’s wrist is another Portuguese model.  The stainless steel Portuguese chronograph.  The chronograph would come in handy for a football manager, but unfortunately the chronograph only times up to 30 minutes.  Each half of a football match lasts 45 minutes.  Nonetheless it still is a cool timepiece.

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Ancelotti with his stainless steel IWC Portuguese chronograph.  Picture (C) Metro UK

There are quite a few Portugese models to come, so to take a breather we will feature a manager who wears a different model.   Dick Advocaat is a Dutch manager who recently helped Sunderland avoid regulation in the English Premier League.   He has been spotted wearing an Aquatimer chronograph in stainless steel on a bracelet.   He also has a Portuguese 7 Days in yellow gold.

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Dick Advocaat with his IWC Aquatimer chronograph. Picture (C) Sky Sports

Up next is Arsene Wegner, the French manager of Arsenal Football Club in the English Premier League.  The first model shown on his wrist is the Ingenieur.  More specifically the Dual Time version in Titanium.  Not sure it goes that well with a three piece suit.

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Mr Wenger with his IWC Ingenieur Dual Time in Titanium.  Picture (C) Sky Sports

The second timepiece spotted on his wrist, is the Portuguese Hand-Wound Ref 5454-05.  A very elegant looking dress watch, one which matches the subtle style of Monsieur Wenger.

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The IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound Ref 5454-05 on the wrist.  Picture (C) Huffington Post UK

Next up is another English Premier League Manager.  Brendan Rodgers is the manager of Liverpool Football Club.  He wears a Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “ Laureus Sport for Good Foundation”.  Although he is smiling in this photo, Liverpool’s season was a disappointment.

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IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “ Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” on the wrist of the Liverpool manager.  Picture (C) Eurosport

The final manager featured is Pep Guardiola.  A former Barcelona player and manager who currently is at the helm  of FC Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga. One of the watches in his collection is the iconic IWC Big Pilot with 7 day power reserve in stainless steel. A very bold looking timepiece.

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Pep Guardiola with his IWC Big Pilot.  Picture (C) Bleacher Report

We hope you have enjoyed this weeks installment of Spot the Watch! and have a great weekend!

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