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CHIARA FERRAGNI BECOMES A NEW HUBLOT GLOBAL AMBASSADOR AND FACE OF THE GLOBAL CAMPAIGN

CHIARA FERRAGNI BECOMES A NEW HUBLOT GLOBAL AMBASSADOR AND FACE OF THE GLOBAL CAMPAIGN

Fusion under the influence – With Chiara, everything is possible

Chiara Ferragni has joined the Hublot family in the company of many legendary personalities such as football legend Pelé, tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, track and field champions Dina Asher-Smith and Usain Bolt and three Michelin star chef Clare Smyth. She lights up everything she touches and creates, she is a natural-born winner and shines her aura over everything she loves and chooses.

Today, she has chosen Hublot. So why Chiara Ferragni and why Hublot?

Everything I do, I do to share. The things I love, the people I love, the things I experience, my daily life, my children, my work: I put my heart into everything to inspire others, to believe in themselves and their dreams. I found my ikigai in 2009. I managed to combine my passion with my talent in response to a need and now it has become my business. By opening the door to who I am and what I experience, I am also hoping to inspire the women of today not to choose between being a wife, a mother or an entrepreneur. All these roles complete me, just as they complete each other. Beauty drives everything I do. Not only inner beauty, but everything I see around me. That is reflected in my collaborations, my words, my charity work and my daily life. Why Hublot? Because Hublot is not like any other watch brand, it follows its own distinctive path, with determination: It follows its dreams of innovation, while respecting traditions; it seeks beauty both inside and out, by showcasing much more than athletic performance or the success of a family member, it celebrates the reasons for this performance and success, in other words, the ability to be first, different and unique. Hublot’s messages and values speak to me, that’s why I have chosen to join this family today. A fusion of passion and determination has shaped who I am, across all my roles, and forged the businesswoman I have become. This same fusion has also made Hublot the company it is today.

Chiara Ferragni
Hublot Brand Ambassador

Who does not know Chiara Ferragni? Her extraordinary destiny is not down to luck, this visionary and determined woman is someone who learnt how to grow and evolve with her time. By portraying and sharing who she is and what she loves, she has realised her dream, inspiring the men and women of her generation to believe that anything is possible. As someone who is both authentic and spontaneous, she has turned her happy, positive and generous nature into her trademark. As a visionary and pioneer, she has been able to move with the times by dominating the digital platforms and turning her passion into a real business. Her passion became her job, and her natural talent transformed into a success that is seemingly within everyone’s reach. Her inspiring journey proves that anything is possible; it’s the stuff of dreams, while being very real. Who wouldn’t want to live and realise their dreams like Chiara Ferragni? At Hublot, we love inspiring women and men who believe in their dreams and move heaven and earth to fulfil them, who assert their distinctive personality, are willing to go out on a limb, who are not afraid of what people will say and who follow their path with authenticity and passion.
That’s why Chiara fits so well into our family.

Ricardo Guadalupe HUBLOT CEO

Surely, one no longer needs to present Chiara Ferragni?

Well yes, if only to highlight the very nature of this woman, a so-called influencer, a term too small to encompass all her talents. As a business woman, entrepreneur, influencer, wife and mother of two, she embodies that ‘can do’ attitude that everyone finds so inspiring.Twelve years after launching theblondesalad.com, Chiara Ferragni has achieved a success story. When she started out, Instagram did not exist and blogging was in its infancy. It took Chiara only a few months to turn a hobby into a business, attracting the attention of the media and the fashion world, and placing her name alongside the biggest luxury brands.

First, Unique, Different. Just like Hublot! She single-handedly created a job for herself, followed her instincts, asserted her choice to share and talk about her life. Honoured several times by Forbes, her career path has even inspired a study by the prestigious Harvard University to understand her success.

In tune with her times, Chiara is leaving her mark on the world. She resolutely believes in her dreams. A dreamer she may be, but she is firmly rooted in her land and her roots. Chiara Ferragni draws her strength from the stability of her family, her parents and two sisters; she has gone on to recreate this strength through her own family, which she has built with Fedez.

So, is it natural talent, intuition or destiny? What if was a bit of all three? Whatever the case, what is certain is that she achieves firsts with her writing, she asserts her uniqueness, and her difference while retaining that very inclusive feeling of being the ‘girl next door…’

She is an entrepreneur who embodies the digital revolution and the arrival of social media. Chiara is a pioneer, she is constantly achieving firsts. With her fashion blog, launched 12 years ago, she was immediately considered the most influential and most famous blogger in the world. She created her own brand of shoes, then clothing in 2015— Chiara Ferragni Brand, —she was also the first to be listed as the world’s most powerful influencer. Indeed, there is no shortage of superlatives to describe her career and she is not afraid to use them. Both her real life and her digital world are filled with sharing, joy, values and optimism. She is unique, that’s for sure! She is proud of her uniqueness, after transforming her name into a brand, a trademark, a style and an inspiration. She also uses her platforms and visibility to help the causes that are close to her heart. Ultimately, what makes her different is that she has managed to turn her passion, her daily routine and her life into a true success story. She is also different for resembling a generation of women who live with the times and manage to combine several roles, without placing any filters between the different parts of their lives. With an Instagram community of 24.7 million followers, she shares her daily life as a wife, mother and entrepreneur openly and frankly. Chiara is an inspirational figure.
Chiara and Hublot, how it began


You may remember the pictures of Chiara Ferragni wearing the Big Bang Millenial Pink. A unisex watch with an inclusive message, produced as a limited edition of 200 pieces in a shade chosen by Lapo Elkann and designed in collaboration with Garage Italia. Since this project, Chiara and Hublot have simply understood that there were many similarities between their worlds.
So, get ready, because what Chiara & Hublot are preparing for you is likely to make a big impression, once again… First, Unique, Different!
To stay up-to-date, follow: @Hublot #Hublot

HUBLOT
Founded in Switzerland in 1980, HUBLOT is defined by its innovation, which began with the highly original combination of gold and rubber. This “Art of Fusion” stems from the imagination of its visionary Chairman, Jean-Claude Biver, and has been driven forward by CEO Ricardo Guadalupe since 2012.

The release of the iconic, multi-award-winning Big Bang in 2005 paved the way for new flagship collections (Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang), with complications ranging from the simple to the highly sophisticated, establishing the extraordinary DNA of the Swiss watchmaking house and ensuring its impressive growth.
Keen to preserve its traditional and cutting-edge expertise, and guided by its philosophy to “Be First, Different and Unique”, the Swiss watchmaker is consistently ahead of the curve, through its innovations in materials (scratch-resistant Magic Gold, ceramics in vibrant colours, sapphire), and the creation of Manufacture movements (Unico, Meca-10, Tourbillon).
HUBLOT is fully committed to creating a Haute Horlogerie brand with a visionary future: a future which is fused with the key events of our times (FIFA World CupTM, UEFA Champions LeagueTM, UEFA EUROTM) and the finest ambassadors our era has to offer (Kylian Mbappé, Usain Bolt, Pelé, Novak Djokovic).
Discover the HUBLOT universe at our network of boutiques located in key cities across the globe: Geneva, Paris, London, New York, Hong Kong, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore, Zurich and at HUBLOT.com

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Goodwood Revival 17 – 19 September 2021

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Sharon Stone y Amanda Gorman con joyas de chopard en la Gala Met 2021

SHARON STONE Y AMANDA GORMAN

CON JOYAS DE CHOPARD

EN LA GALA MET 2021

Lunes, 13 de Septiembre, 2021

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Sharon Stone attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Amanda Gorman attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Sharon Stone: Eligió unos pendientes de oro blanco ético de 18k certificado Fair Mined engastados con esmeraldas talla cojín por un total de 13.41 quilates y diamantes de la colección  “Precious Lace” .

 

 

Amanda Gorman: Pendientes de oro blanco ético de 18k engastados de zafiros talla cojín y diamantes y un anillo a juego  piezas únicas de la colección de Alta Joyería.

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Drive2Extremes: the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo between ice and desert

Drive2Extremes: the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo between ice and desert

In the clip “Drive2Extremes. Taycan Cross Turismo x Johnny FPV”, the CUV demonstrates its typically Porsche sportiness on unpaved roads in the desert and on ice. The precision of the drone pilot Johnny FPV transports the viewer from one world to the other in seamless motion.

A hot-air balloon glides over seemingly endless forests of pine. A sports car is drifting in the snow. Between the two, a drone slices through the air, before it swoops down dramatically and captures the car at breakneck speed. A winter landscape? The eye can scarcely apprehend how the flight manuever suddenly transitions to a desert. The music underscores the dynamic acts of cinematography and driving like a symphony of contrasts. The locations provide the extremes in this action film: snow in Finland, desert sands in the United Arab Emirates. The protagonist is the Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo.

“It’s important to fly in a unique way, to establish a trademark style.”Johnny FPV

The second hero is somewhat in the background. Johnny FPV has both feet on the frozen ground, about 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle, as he works his magic from the bird’s-eye view above. One of the best drone pilots in the world, he is wearing black video glasses and holding a controller. Gloves protect his hands from the icy air – the filmmaker’s biggest challenge today, as he films against the stunning backdrop of the Porsche Driving Area – a closed course with prepared ice tracks.

The long view: with the camera eye of his drone, Johnny FPV tracks the Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo on two identical course layouts on two continents.

Born Johnny Schaer, the three initials in his professional handle stand for “first-person view” – the camera perspective of the films that have turned his passion into a career. Thanks to instantaneous transmission speeds, the drone pilot sees the world through the eye of his camera. Later, the viewer experiences the spectacular flights with sensory directness. The 25-year-old from Chicago loves speed, cars and flying, and is known for exceptionally dexterous maneuvers. Few can match his skill in making the viewer a part of the action. He opens up new horizons, offering surprising dimensions in technical perfection. Watching him and his drone at work, one senses how the virtual and real worlds meld into one.

Two-tone: the striking red and blue foiling symbolises heat and cold. The script adds further extremes.
Dancing on ice: there is a spirit of adventure in every detail of the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo. The snow mutes almost every sound coming from the tyres. A silent drift is all but unimaginable, yet possible.
Dancing on ice: there is a spirit of adventure in every detail of the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo. The snow mutes almost every sound coming from the tyres. A silent drift is all but unimaginable, yet possible.

The film – Drive2Extremes. Taycan Cross Turismo x Johnny FPV – is set in the Lapland town of Levi and the Liwa Oasis on the northern edge of the Rub al Khali desert. More than 3,100 miles as the crow flies and roughly 1400 degrees Fahrenheit separate the two filming locations but in both places the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo, the first all-electric Cross Utility Vehicle (CUV) from Porsche, conquers identically set courses. The aerial precision of the drone pilot is what allows the gripping splicing of the shots between ice and desert. The film was directed by Los Angeles-based Nicholas Schrunk, who won an Emmy for the documentary Blood Road. He’s a master of the craft of accentuating emotional stories with spectacular stunts.

Teamwork: director Nicholas Schrunk, racing car driver Jukka Honkavuori, and drone pilot Johnny FPV (from left) collaborated on the video spot.

Schaer bought his first drone at the age of 15, followed days later by a second, and shortly thereafter by a third. He practiced relentlessly. He got good. And then he became a pro. “Hand-eye coordination is crucial to being a good pilot. Otherwise it’s just a mix of hard work, good ideas and talent,” he says. In Drive2Extremes, the shots are dynamic in multiple ways. The car moves forward – the drone in all directions. Schaer has developed his own style and it is one that captivates the viewer. “It’s important to fly in a unique way, to establish a trademark style. My videos bear my signature. They’re not jerky, they’re precise and they’re very fluid.”

In just seven years, he’s ascended into the upper echelons of FPV pilots. “It’s indescribable to see and feel how strongly the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo performs on different surfaces. I knew that electric cars accelerate very quickly, but the fact that the power can be called up like that on ice and sand is something I find incredible.” For him, electric cars are the future. “I’m quite sure I’ll own one too,” says Schaer. With his film, one ‘wow’ moment follows another, punctuated by breathtakingly beautiful slow-motion sequences. The Cross Turismo and its filmmaker – two masters in two different worlds.

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Con motivo del 200 aniversario del nacimiento del Sr. Louis Vuitton en 1821, la colección Bravery de Alta Joyería

COLECCIÓN-DE-ALTA-JOYERÍA-BRAVERY

COLECCIÓN DE ALTA JOYERÍA BRAVERY

Con motivo del 200 aniversario del nacimiento del Sr. Louis Vuitton en 1821, la colección Bravery de Alta Joyería rinde homenaje a un destino excepcional reinterpretando las firmas de la Maison.

La actriz y embajadora de la Maison Louis Vuitton, Alicia Vikander, luce las piezas de la nueva colección de Alta Joyería Bravery.

Nacido en la región francesa del Jura, Louis Vuitton era aún un adolescente cuando decidió emprender un viaje a pie por Francia hasta llegar a París, donde se convertiría en un legendario maestro en al fabricación de baúles. En honor a su espíritu valiente, Bravery es una colección de 90 piezas emblemáticas que recorre esa notable saga de manera metafórica, desde el nacimiento de los viajes hasta los tiempos modernos.

LA CONSTELLATION D’HERCULE

LA CONSTELLATION D’HERCULE

LA CONSTELLATION D’HERCULE

Un tributo al nacimiento de Louis el 4 de agosto de 1821, estas coloridas piezas de magnificencia orgánica hacen referencia a una constelación sólo visible en esa época del año a través de la combinación única de tanzanitas, ópalos, tsavoritas y una niebla de diamantes en talla LV Monogram Star y Flower.

L’ELAN VITAL

L’ELAN VITAL

L’ELAN VITAL

Expresando la fuerza de carácter que llevó a Louis a dejar su Jura natal para ir a París, este collar fluido en forma de cuerda recuerda la forma en que se portaban los baúles en un viaje, reinterpretado con más de 2.500 diamantes de talla brillante.

L’AVENTURE

Para representar los 400 kilómetros de carreteras y bosques que separan la región del Jura de París, este collar intercala esmeraldas colombianas en tres hileras de platino, oro amarillo y oro blanco que están engastadas con diamantes en marquetería de piedras de damero. El collar se realza aún más con la presencia de una Flor Monogram LV de más de 3 quilates y un diamante DFL en forma de pera de 5,21 quilates de notable color y pureza.

THE-ARROW

THE-ARROW

THE ARROW

A la vez metáfora del viaje de Louis e interpretación literal de la V de su nombre, el collar Arrow con pavé en diagonal presenta una V central engastada con rubíes, zafiros y diamantes cortados a medida, en una oda al emblema personal del nieto del fundador, Gaston-Louis Vuitton.

COLECCIÓN DE ALTA JOYERÍA BRAVERY

COLECCIÓN DE ALTA JOYERÍA BRAVERY

Reflejando el uso temprano de Louis de su firma personal, Le Mythe es una pieza de joyería de múltiples capas que combina varios motivos emblemáticos de Louis Vuitton: el patrón Damier, los detalles inspirados en el cierre del baúl, las tachuelas, la cuerda y la ya icónica flor del Monograma.

LA-PASSION

LA-PASSION

LA PASSION

Inspirado en el mallettage que reviste el interior de los baúles tradicionales de la Maison, este collar enrejado de oro blanco engastado con diamantes y una preciosa colección de 75 rubíes redondos ha sido diseñado para sentirse como una segunda piel.

LE-TUMBLER

LE-TUMBLER

LE TUMBLER

Inventada por Louis en 1890, la cerradura patentada Tumbler no manipulable inspiró a Francesca Amfitheatrof para llevar por primera vez la forma angular del mecanismo a la Alta Joyería, reinterpretada en diamantes con aguamarinas cerúleas tipo Santa María.

LA STAR DU NORD

Como epílogo de esta colección y de la luz que guía al Sr. Louis Vuitton en su viaje, este conjunto representa la figura metafórica de la Estrella del Norte con dos hileras de refinados y gráficos diamantes puntuados por un nudo que recuerda a los utilizados en el interior de los baúles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 La música y sus artistas, protagonistas del Calendario Pirelli 2022

LA MÚSICA Y SUS ARTISTAS, PROTAGONISTAS DEL CALENDARIO PIRELLI 2022

Por primera vez en la historia, el Calendario Pirelli se centra exclusivamente en la música con una serie de retratos de destacados nombres del rock y el pop bajo el sello y la potencia creativa de Bryan Adams

 La música y sus artistas, protagonistas del Calendario Pirelli 2022
La música y sus artistas, protagonistas del Calendario Pirelli 2022

Cher, Iggy Pop, Jennifer Hudson y Rita Ora forman parte del elenco de artistas protagonistas de On the Road, 48º Calendario Pirelli de la historia y que abunda en la vida en ruta de los músicos como tema principal.

El concepto es obra del fotógrafo de esta edición, Bryan Adams, que combina desde hace décadas su carrera como intérprete con su pasión por la fotografía.

La temática era una elección lógica para el guitarrista, cantante y letrista canadiense, “porque ‘on the road’ (en la carretera) es lo que he estado haciendo los últimos 45 años”, afirmaba Adams tras una doble jornada de rodaje plagada de estrellas celebrada recientemente en Los Angeles. “Viajar ha sido mi vida, en realidad”.

Un reparto brillante

El reparto incluye a la cantante estadounidense Normani, la letrista e intérprete Colombo-americana Kali Uchis, a la productora, letrista y cantante canadiense Grimes, al rapero nacido en China Bohan Phoenix y a la guitarrista, cantante y letrista estadounidense St Vicent, la rapera estadounidense Saweetie. Adams retrató a esta amalgama de estrellas en dos puntos emblemáticos de Los Angeles (el Palace Theatre, inaugurado hace 110 años y escenario de las actuaciones de Harry Houdini, Fred Astaire y Rita Hayworth, y el Hollywood hotel Chateau Marmont de Sunset Boulevard) luego en Capri en el famoso hotel La Scalinatella.

La aparición de iconos de la música no es novedad en el Calendario Pirelli –destaca la presencia de nombres como Bono, Jennifer Lopez, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Yoko Ono y Patti Smith–, pero la de 2022 será la primera vez en que la música será el tema principal del almanaque.

Al abordar este concepto, Adams ha querido capturar el dramatismo y el glamour de la vida en ruta, pero también la soledad y el tedio, aunque sin dejar de “sumergir en la fantasía” al espectador, ha detallado el artista canadiense.

Una mirada tentadora

“Sería muy, muy difícil encapsular todo lo que sucede cuando vas en ruta en apenas un par de días. Así que lo que he intentado ha sido reflejar algunos de los aspectos de este estilo vida”, afirma Adams, que en trabajos previos ha retratado a nombres de la talla de Mick Jagger, John Boyega, Naomi Campbell o hasta la Reina de Inglaterra, a la que fotografió en sus bodas de oro.

“Una de las características de los fotógrafos es que no quieres que lo que muestres sea normal, deseas que cada imagen tenga un punto memorable. Por ello, a la hora de concebirlas, tratas de crear ideas que liguen con el concepto de la vida en la carretera al tiempo que despierten una cierta fantasía”.

“Tendrías que hacer un book de cada personaje para explicar al completo su historia, así que he buscado ofrecer un vistazo  de cada artista; un vistazo interesante”.

La vida en la carretera

Adams (61) ha desarrollado conceptos, atmósferas e imágenes de una gran potencia junto al director creativo Dirk Rudolph, diseñador gráfico alemán con el que colabora desde 1996.

Los protagonistas del casting y su fotógrafo cuentan con multitud de experiencias previas en la materia, acumulando en suma casi 250 años en la carretera.

“Para mí, a nivel personal, ha sido un verdadero placer trabajar junto a otros músicos y poder entrar en su mundo y aunar todas sus experiencias –porque todo ha cambiado mucho, y la imagen se ha convertido en una parte esencial de la música”, afirma Adams.

El canadiense ha trabajado también en una serie de imágenes de naturaleza muerta que acompañarán a los retratos de On the road.

El retorno del Calendario

La edición 2022 del Calendario Pirelli marca el retorno de esta publicación legendaria, suspendida el año pasado como consecuencia de la pandemia. Ahora bien, no se trata de la primera suspensión histórica desde de su lanzamiento (ocurrido en 1964), ya que también ocurrió en 1967 y poco después entre 1975 y 1983 por motivos de austeridad.

Desde su primera edición, el Calendario Pirelli ha sido un espacio creativo abierto a los mayores talentos mundiales de la fotografía. Adams, el primer canadiense de la historia en asumir la tarea, se une a nombres de la talla de Norman Parkinson, Terence Donovan, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber o Paolo Roversi –este último autor de la edición de 2020.

Adams, cuyas imágenes han aparecido en revistas como VogueVanity Fair o GQ, ha publicado también numerosos libros con sus fotografías, caso de American Women (2005), Exposed (2012), Wounded: The Legacy of War (2013), este último dedicado a veteranos de guerra británicos mutilados, y Homeless (2019). Ganador de varios premios Grammy, las canciones de Adams han llegado al número uno en más de 40 países y este 2021 lanzará su 15º álbum.

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HAPPY DIAMOND: CHOPARD’S ADN,  JULIA ROBERTS  INTERPRET THE JOIE DE VIVRE

HAPPY DIAMOND: CHOPARD’S ADN,  JULIA ROBERTS  INTERPRET THE JOIE DE VIVRE

They whirl, they waltz, they twirl, they appear to float as if weightless and almost make one forget the passing of time. There is nothing more mesmerising than the exquisite motion of the diamonds at the heart of Happy Diamonds watches and jewellery. Free to move at will, they seem to be vibrantly alive.

They perform free variations and dance as if they will do so forever. Diamonds make light of all prevailing rules and norms, including the law of gravity. Protected between two sapphire crystals, they spin according to the movements of the woman who wears the creations of the Maison on her arm, in the hollow of her neck or adorning her ears. A graceful double ballet generated by the wearer’s movements with which the diamonds keep step – or decide to follow their own path.

Invented by the Chopard workshops in the 1970s, the idea came out during a stroll in the Black Forest of Chopard decorator and designer Ronald Kurowski marvelled at the sight of a waterfall: the drops of water bursting from it reflecting the sunlight and shimmered like the colours of the rainbow. This vision sparked his brilliant idea of enabling diamonds to shine more brightly by freeing them from their retaining claw settings and enabling them to move about freely. But above all, so that they can whirl freely on the watch face, the dancing diamonds are set in a domed cylinder culet. When she caught sight of them, Karin Scheufele spontaneously exclaimed “these diamonds are happier because they are set free”, everybody was agreed that the sentence was very appropriated, and they called them “Happy Diamonds”.

Since the Happy Diamonds, the history of Chopard has been punctuated by iconic collections that have made their mark on the development of both watchmaking and jewellery, no doubt that the most important was the creation of the Happy Sport watch.

Happy Sport is the stroke of genius of a young woman driven by boundless daring and creativity. First introduced by Caroline Scheufele in 1993, it bears within it the countless transformations of an era and embodies Joie de Vivre and the free-spirited attitude to which contemporary women aspire.

Having become a quintessential fashion and watchmaking icon, the Happy Sport collection has continued to stage the enchanting choreography of its dancing diamonds through a multitude of variations that have appealed to every generation, embodying a new way of contemplating time. A look back at this true watchmaking legend. As a young woman, she sparked Chopard’s first profound transformation by launching the family Maison into jewellery-making with her clown pendant design. Having entered the field of design through this masterstroke, Caroline Scheufele – now serving as Co-President and Artistic Director – was driven from the early 1990s by the idea of a versatile watch whose precious, casual appearance would make it equally easy to wear on a tennis court, at a business lunch or for an evening out on the town.

She picked up the concept of dancing diamonds, she decided to place them between two sapphire crystals above the dial. One of her workshop foremen told her it was impossible, before nonetheless promising: “Caroline! If you manage to sell these watches, I’ll give you one rose for each of them.” That only further strengthened the determination of the woman who has always considered that “no” is not an answer. She busied herself with transforming this idea into a viable project. The result presented in 1993 was a real surprise.

For the first time in watchmaking history, here was a watch mingling steel and diamonds, fitted with a soft, comfortable pebble-link bracelet, set with cabochon-cut sapphires on the lugs and on the crown echoing the understated blued hands; and finally, featuring a white dial enhanced by seven diamonds caught up in an animated dance recalling the whirlwind of life itself. The aptly named Happy Sport became a new casual chic fashion icon, acclaimed by the press and in strong demand in the markets. Over the years, Happy Sport has generated a magnificent array of interpretations equalled by very few other watches. This abundance has enabled the collection to become the first collector’s item ladies’ watch. Today, for the first time, the Happy Sport watch is appearing in an optimally comfortable 33 mm-diameter case inspired by the ‘golden ratio’ principles of aesthetic harmony. Seven new references are joining the collection in a rich variety of models: four two-tone featuring a Lucent Steel A223 case embellished with ethical 18-carat rose gold, and three entirely crafted from ethical 18-carat rose gold, available on a leather strap or metal bracelet. An eighth version in ethical 18-carat white gold is entirely set with diamonds. All of them beat to the rhythm of the Chopard Manufacture 09.01-C movement with automatic winding and each dial is graced with the legendary dancing diamonds.

And to pay homage to the first Happy Sport Watch, Chopard, now presents Happy Sport the First, adding major innovations: a new case in Lucent Steel A223 redesigned in a 33 mm diameter inspired by the principles of the golden ratio, as well as the Manufacture Chopard 09.01-C movement with automatic winding.

For the launch of the new Happy Diamonds film starring Julia Roberts and directed by Xavier Dolan, we talked in an exclusive interview with Caroline Scheufele, Chopard Co-President and Artistic Director she gives an intimate perspective on the things that inspire her and her commitment to Chopard’s creative edge.

 

As a little girl, you made your first watch from aluminium foil as a present for your parents. How did they introduce you to the creative process?

The first thing my father taught me to do, before I learned the alphabet, was to read the time on a Mickey Mouse watch he brought me from America. This was my first contact with watches, so I looked for anything I could find – paper, aluminium and anything else – to make my own timepiece. The only mistake I made was that I got confused with my piano lessons and wrote Chopin on the dial instead of Chopard!

Chopard is one of the rare family Maisons in the watchmaking world and you are regularly seen with your family at major events. How does your family contribute to making you the woman you are?

One of the things I love most about Asia is that families are very close, with traditions such as having Sunday lunches together or the kids tending to spend time at home. Our family is very similar. In addition to living near each other we work very closely together and I have shared an office with my brother since forever. Chopard is a family-owned and independent Maison. This is one of our main strengths and a great blessing in many ways. We don’t always agree on things, but we like to make decisions together and work as a team with regard to business development, global strategy, production, distribution, new designs, and new products. We hope we will always be able to continue working this way.

How do you think one becomes a creator? Both you and your brother took drawing lessons during your childhood from a teacher who had a great influence on your training. How important was this to your creative process?

We are a very creative family. My brother draws and paints very well. I think our lessons were really the door that opened the way to what we are doing at Chopard today both in terms of what he does in the masculine environment and what I do with regard to jewellery and the ladies’ side of things. My brother is also very passionate about the mechanics of watches and complicated movements however and particularly excels when it comes to his other Maison, La Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud. It is there that he can truly express himself.

Even today, you never leave home without a sketchbook. As an artistic director, do you think that the need to express your ideas through design is inherent to the nature of creators or do you think that it is a talent that you have to work on?

I think it is a bit of both. On the one hand, being creative never stops and on the other, creators are always searching for something new. One cannot simply push a button and be creative. It is an ongoing process – often in the back of one’s mind. Due to that, I always have my sketchbook at hand, including next to my bed at night, because I might dream of something and not remember the next morning. I may just write down a word so that I remember what happened during the night in the morning. One might have an idea at any moment of the day, even during a dinner – I sometimes even sketch on napkins! To create is a wonderful thing but it’s also a responsibility as one always has to come up with something new.

In 1985, you created your first jewel for Chopard: the Happy Clown. Initially intended to be a one-of-a-kind creation, it soon became a success that marked the beginning of jewellery-making at Chopard. Did you have any idea of this little clown’s potential when you made this sketch?

Never! I was still at school when I designed that little clown. As a child, I loved to go to the circus. And apart from the acrobats and all the animation, my favourite act was the clowns, because although they’re sad, they make people laugh. As a result, I designed the little clown with diamonds in his tummy. And as a surprise, when my father saw the design, he produced it for me for Christmas. I thought it was a unique piece, but a bit later I went to the workshop and saw lots of them. That was the beginning of jewellery at Chopard.

The idea of dancing diamonds came from the vision of a waterfall and droplets gleaming under the sun’s rays. Can you tell us more about them?

Actually, the Happy Diamonds concept has existed for much longer than I have been involved in the Maison, but I’ve always been fascinated by seeing these little diamonds spin around and actually talk about dancing from their place within the pieces of jewellery or the watches.

My mum invented the name Happy Diamonds. When she saw the first prototype in our workshops, she said: “Diamonds are happier when they are free”. Just as a person who is free is happy. Everybody agreed that her comment was very accurate, and it became the name of the entire collection.

In the 1990s, you decided to create a new watch with dancing diamonds: the Happy Sport. When you presented the project, is it true that a workshop manager originally didn’t believe in it very much?

Actually, not just the workshop manager, but the whole watch development team, along with my parents…  They thought it was a crazy idea to put diamonds in a steel case when diamonds are normally hosted in white gold or in platinum. But there was nothing to prevent it. Steel isn’t a precious metal but it’s cool, young, and fun and you can wear it around the clock. It was a big battle, however. And when it came to producing it, it was another challenge because everybody thought I had definitely gone mad. But I’m a very persistent person who doesn’t take no for an answer. The more I hear no, the more determined I am.  Anyway, it did happen, and the results are clearly visible. I remember the workshop manager saying that for every watch sold, he would give me a rose. I ought to have a rose plantation by now!

Did he keep his promise?  

As we had this little bet, at the end of the day, he kept his promise. One Sunday morning, I received a beautiful rose tree for my garden!

What were the Happy Sport’s technical challenges?

Originally, in the classical Happy Diamonds watches, the dancing diamonds were just allowed to spin around the dial. In the Happy Sport, they’re totally free, because they’re floating over the watch. This was a technical challenge because we had to find the aesthetic balance between the case, the dial, the first sapphire crystal, the position of the dancing diamonds and the next sapphire crystal, which made it quite complicated. Then, of course, the watch had to be waterproof. That was another technical challenge.

For me, when you say Happy, it says it all. The diamonds inside are actually truly free. They’re not stuck in a setting where they can’t move. And when you see them dancing, you realize it was worth the challenges!

Like Yves Saint Laurent, whose invention of luxury ready-to-wear enabled women to dress in designer clothes on a daily basis, your introduction of the Happy Sport took the mystique out of jewellery watches, meaning women could wear them 24/7. You invented the watch of the free-spirited 1990s woman. What does being a free-spirited woman mean today?

When I invented the Happy Sport, it was most of all because I was doing a lot of sport myself. That’s why the word “sport” is in there. At Chopard, we had a few summer watches, which were cool sporty pieces. But I really wanted something with a bit of sparkle that you could wear around the clock, suitable for going swimming, water-skiing, playing tennis, shopping, taking the kids to school, going to the office or going to a cocktail party. So if there was no time to change, you would already be somewhat dressed up with little diamonds dancing on your wrist. For me, that was what being a free spirit was all about, because today’s women are all active, whether it’s taking care of several kids or doing charitable work or travelling or working… And this watch is just perfect for all of it.

Women no longer simply look at the time, they take the time to contemplate the choreography of the diamonds. Were you aware that you would revolutionized our relationship with time this much?

I wasn’t really thinking of shaking up the watchmaking industry, I was just doing my job, which is also my passion, namely creating and designing. Maybe I did come up with something very unusual and unexpected, which is often the case with the best creations. But I had no idea that we would come that far with this watch.

How do you explain that the Happy Sport is still as contemporary today as it was when it was created in 1993? When young women come to your boutiques asking for the same Happy Sport that their mothers and grandmothers wore, what do you feel?

It’s a watch that somehow really crosses generations. I think this is how icons are born, when something is passed on from grandmother to mother to daughter. I had no idea when I first designed it that this would be the case.

How do you wear your own Happy Sport or think it should be styled?

I would mix and mismatch it. You could wear it alone, or with beautiful Happy Hearts bangles, or with some beautiful diamond bracelets that would also go well with it to dress it up. I also wear the iconic clown pendant with it, so it definitely lends itself to being dressed up or down. That is the beauty of the Happy Sport. You can easily pair the steel version with a diamond ring. There is no “no go”.

Since 2015, Happy Hearts has also become a jewellery icon. How did this idea come up?

It was during a very boring meeting! When I get bored, I start designing, so I doodled around. We already had these long chains with simple empty hearts, which I also design. And I thought about giving them some colour and started colouring the hearts. One often doesn’t see things that are glaringly obvious as was the case in this instance. Subsequently, the trend was for young girls and women to wear lots of chains and good luck charms and bangles. As a result, we came up with the bangle, which is beautiful as well as being lovely to wear because it’s very soft and easy to put on and take off.

You chose Julia Roberts to embody the Happy collections. Was she an obvious choice? Why this particular actress?

When we first talked about launching a Happy Diamonds film, the team said it would be nice to have an ambassador with an incredible smile. So I immediately suggested Julia Roberts! I said that to my mind she has the most radiant smile on the planet! Who doesn’t like Pretty Woman? Who wouldn’t want to be Pretty Woman? She is one of my all-time favourite actresses. She has made great movies including Erin Brockovich. She’s the kind of actress that shines from the inside out. She’s a happy person. She has this sunny energy fostering hope that everything will be reborn even more beautiful than before, as well as amazing magnetism and inextinguishable Joie de Vivre. Julia Roberts was the only person I felt could convey the free-spirited charisma of Happy Diamonds and that is exactly how I wanted the Happy Sport watch portrayed.

How did you come up with the idea of entrusting the film to Xavier Dolan? How did you meet him?

He is one of the darlings of the Cannes Film Festival, where I met him. As one of my favourite directors, I immediately thought I should ask him to collaborate on our project so he could capture the emotions I wanted to convey thanks to his sharp attention to detail, which is what makes the intensity of his movies. He was instantly enchanted with the idea of working with Chopard and Julia Roberts and has turned out to be a very good choice.

 

This brings us to your historical partnership with the Cannes Film Festival that reflects your love for cinema. When did this passion strike you? Tell us the story of your collaboration.

I have loved going to the cinema ever since I as a little girl, and I still do. The beauty of movies, whether they’re romantic, scary or educational is that they take you into another world completely for two hours. I think that’s what initially led me to Cannes.  I had always followed the festival from afar, however, and one day I suggested opening a boutique during the festival because of all the celebrities in town. I went to Paris to investigate the possibilities and met Pierre Viot, then president of the Festival. He was charming and he invited me to redesign the Palme d’or, for the 50th anniversary. I left Paris that afternoon with the old version Palme under my arm and stormed into my brother’s office in Geneva and told him I was going to redesign the Palme d’or. He looked at me as if I were completely mad but that was how it all began. Twenty-four years after the new Palme d’Or was unveiled in its current form, the love story continues. Since 2014, as part of our Journey to Sustainable Luxury, the trophy is made of Fairmined gold. We also created the Chopard Trophy in 2001, in order to reward young acting talents. Chopard belongs to Cannes and a bit of Cannes belongs to Chopard.

As one of these free-spirited women, you were at the origin of the Journey To Sustainable Luxury initiated in 2013 by Chopard. Today, sustainability is at the heart of the concerns of all the major maisons. Tell us how you came up with this visionary idea?

In 2012 at the Oscars, Livia Firth asked where our gold comes from. My immediate reply was “from the bank” but that wasn’t really the expected answer. There are millions of men and women digging up gold, often working in unsafe conditions and unfairly compensated for their work, or not at all. From that moment onwards, I was determined to embark on a mission to change not only Chopard as a company but also the entire industry. Sustainability is a Journey which never ends. And today, more than ever, our priority has to be to protect the people on the ground who make our business possible. Once we became aware of the situation, there was no going back. All of us at Chopard are convinced of the importance of putting ethical issues at the heart of our concerns. The sourcing of responsibly mined gold for our watch and jewellery production was one of the biggest milestones on our Journey to Sustainable Luxury.

 

People who know you say that your optimism and positivity are contagious. What are your tips for happiness?

First of all, I think you have to be happy in yourself. Otherwise, you can’t make others happy. It doesn’t cost much to smile. I always see the glass half full, not half empty, and I think waking up in a good mood, going to work in a good mood, and sharing your good mood with your team is essential.

What is your favourite motto?

Be happy!

And dance with your Happy Diamonds, of course.

Happy Talk

with Julia Roberts

  1. Something that makes you happy instantly? 

The sunrise. Instantly is very specific…

  1. A movie that makes you happy?

The Philadelphia Story is a movie that makes me happy, to think about or to watch.

  1. Your happiness tips?

-1- be kind to others;

-2 -surround yourself with loving, kind, compassionate people;

-3- kissing, followed by dancing as a close second.

  1. Your favourite qualities in a woman?

Depth, soulfulness and just a real personal strength.

  1. Your greatest extravagance?

Travel.

  1. What makes you laugh?

Cleverness; not so much things that are funny, but things that are clever: a thoughtful thread to humour.

  1. What do dancing diamonds evoke to you?

Perhaps the idea that something is going to happen!

  1. How does your Happy Sport watch make you feel?

There is something about having a watch and every time you look at it seeing all these sparkling diamonds whirling around; it’s pretty awesome and truly good stuff.

  1. What does being a free-spirited woman mean today?

Being comfortable in your convictions and sharing your convictions with those around you. Not all women have those liberties and I am very grateful that I have them.

  1. How important to you is responsible luxury?

I would say that the idea of responsible luxury is something that not enough brands pay attention to. The thing with a Maison like Chopard is that it has really pioneered the idea of having a conscience, leading the charge and setting an example for other brands to follow.

  1. What is so special about Chopard?

Chopard just represents this timeless idea of elegance and sparkle and being ladylike. You kind of think: “When I grow up I want to be having a great time and wearing watches and earrings by Chopard”… and now look at me, I’m all grown up!

  1. Your favourite motto? 

The motto that I repeat the most is “no way out but through”.

  1. What’s your present state of mind?

I am really happy right now; it’s been such a beautiful day and I have felt such a really great sense of kinship that I had not expected today, so I’m superhappy.

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UDesign – Luxury architecture and interior design – Palace in Saudi Arabia

Palace in Saudi Arabia

UDesign – Luxury architecture and interior design – Palace in Saudi Arabia

The lure of Marbella, the exclusive enclave on Spain’s Costa del Sol, continues to hold sway. Perhaps being based in the region has given interior design studio UDesign an understanding of creating luxury homes for the international elite who decide to nest here. If architecture and interior design is to be truly defined as an art form, this is it, the stunning new palace in Saudi Arabia.

If architecture and interior design is to be truly defined as an art form, this is it – our stunning new palace in Saudi Arabia. Our goal was to create a large-scale private residence that would have elements of a luxury hotel, an art gallery and a family home. A place that was functional and comfortable at the same time, ideal for family living and for entertaining.

If you thought you’ve seen all this before, don’t worry: you have. Or at least, something like it, because it is based on the traditional Spanish cortijo, that wonderful architectural tradition dating from Moorish times, where all social life centred on the courtyard, and where water formed an essential part of the whole. And if you’ve been to the Alhambra Palace in Granada, this might also give you a déjà-vu moment.

The design is all about light and greenery and natural raw materials. Huge tall spaces still have a family-home feel to them, impressive mosaic columns, different bodies of water and creative lighting, so that all spaces are as beautiful by night as by day. We also designed with a forever mindset. You might change the furniture in years to come, but nothing here will ever go out of fashion.

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100 years on – why Mercedes-Maybach is the pinnacle of luxury and creative empowerment

100 years of Maybach

100 years on – why Mercedes-Maybach is the pinnacle of luxury and creative empowerment

“To present the best of the best”: that was the ambition voiced by Karl Maybach and his father Wilhelm when they debuted the Maybach 22/70 HP W 3 a century ago – planting the seed for Mercedes-Maybach to become one of the most unique and exclusive automotive brands today.

Maybach Motorenbau GmbH in 1960

Maybach Motorenbau GmbH in 1960

The philosophy expressed at Berlin’s motor exhibition that day has remained at the core of the brand ever since. Over the decades, as royalty, world leaders, movie stars and sports champions have travelled in Mercedes-Maybach vehicles, the double M emblem has come to signify the pinnacle of technical innovation and sophisticated luxury.  It is a seal of passion and creative empowerment. Maybach’s words today represent not just the “best” products but the “best” in society.

From the moment the W 3 – Maybach Motorenbau GmbH’s first serial production model – was unveiled in September 1921, a legend had been born. From the four-wheel brakes (the first German car to have such a function) and planetary gearbox complete with six-cylinder engine (enabling all speeds to be managed with a single gear) to the sumptuous wood and leather interiors, the design was boundary breaking. The car – resembling a work of art on wheels – delighted the public. However, steadfast longevity requires constant evolution.

Daimler acquired Maybach Motorenbau GmbH in 1960 and, in 2002, ushered in a new era with the Maybach 62. Coinciding with its centenary, Mercedes-Maybach has unveiled two new models: the S-Class, which represents automotive luxury now more than ever thanks to numerous digital innovations and technical finesse, and the GLS SUV – setting the highest standards of modernisation in the SUV division. Nothing is left unconsidered in the design of each vehicle, and Mercedes-Maybach is deep in the process of cultivating their next remarkable and unique experience with its first fully electric vehicle – details of which will be revealed in the coming months.

Mercedes-Maybach is the pinnacle of automotive excellence at Mercedes-Benz” says Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes Benz AG responsible for Marketing and Sales. “As we celebrate 100 years of Maybach’s unique heritage at the forefront of luxury experience, we remain passionate about driving the brand forward to set the highest standards in style, comfort and outstanding craftsmanship. Maybach customers are looking for something special and our aspiration is to surpass those expectations. By combining our exclusive customer care programme, with the perfection and state-of-the-art technology of Mercedes-Benz and the exclusivity of Maybach, we invite our customer to a one-of-a-kind sophisticated luxury experience.”

Luxury though, isn’t always tangible. Mercedes-Maybach is innately creative and continuously engaging in topical cultural conversations that will ultimately drive its creativity forward. The 100-year anniversary of the first Maybach automobile in 2021 will see multiple initiatives that celebrate this spirit come to life.

Mercedes-Maybach is leading from the front as Mercedes-Benz drives forward a new strategic course to build on its successes in the high-end vehicle segment, electric drive and car software.

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El Legends Trophy contó con la participación de futbolistas que han escrito páginas brillantísimas en el deporte rey

trophy of legends 2021

El Legends Trophy contó con la participación de futbolistas que han escrito páginas brillantísimas en el deporte rey

7-8-9 Junio 2021

PULA GOLF RESORT

Estrellas del fútbol, apasionados del golf

Legends Trophy

El PGA Catalunya acogió en 2018 la primera edición de un torneo que ha contado con la presencia de jugadores inolvidables como Giancarlo Antognoni y Laurent Blanc, campeones del mundo con Italia y Francia, Gabriel Batistuta, uno de los mejores arietes de Argentina, Bernd Schuster, uno de los mejores centrocampistas de la historia, Pep Guardiola, considerado el mejor entrenador del mundo, y Roberto Donadoni y Ruud Gullit, piezas clave del inolvidable Milan de Sacchi.

2018

2019

Kenneth Perez y Alain Boghossian (scratch) y Pep Guardiola y Aritz Aduriz (hándicap) han sido los ganadores de los dos primeros años.

 

Giancarlo AntognoniTeam Manager
Ha sido uno de los centrocampistas más brillantes de la historia. Leyenda de la Fiorentina y actualmente manager del club. Campeón del mundo con Italia en 1982.
Pep Guardiola Entrenador
Fue el cerebro del imborrable Dream Team de Johan Cruyff y a día de hoy es el entrenador más admirado del mundo por su innegociable y brillante apuesta ofensiva.
Gabriel Batistuta Comentarista
Es uno de los mejores goleadores de la historia del fútbol y un mito de la albiceleste. Jugó en River y Boca y tres grandes italianos como Fiore, Roma e Inter.
Paco Jémez Entrenador
Ex defensa de Deportivo, Rayo y Zaragoza, entre otros, y actualmente uno de los entrenadores referentes del fútbol español por su descarada apuesta ofensiva.
Dirk Kuyt Entrenador
Uno de los mejores delanteros de la última década, en el Liverpool, el Feyenoord y el Fenerbahce, así como la selección holandesa. Actualmente ejerce de entrenador.
Julio Salinas Comentarista
Uno de los máximos goleadores de la historia del fútbol español. Campeón de Liga y Copa con el Athletic y campeón de todo con el inolvidable FC Barcelona de Johan Cruyff.
Christian Panucci Entrenador
Uno de los mejores laterales derechos de los 90 y principios de siglo. Líder del Milan y el Madrid y ex también de Roma, Chelsea, Mónaco e Inter. Actualmente, es entrenador.
Luis García Comentarista
Formado en La Masia, militó en el FC Barcelona y el Atlético, entre otros, aunque su mejor recuerdo lo dejó en Anfield, donde conquistó para el Liverpool la Champions de 2005.
Javier Clemente Entrenador
Tras retirarse del fútbol debido a una grave lesión, pasará a la historia por sus más de cuarenta años en los banquillos, sobresaliendo sus etapas en el Athletic y la selección española.
Ronald de BoerComentarista
Campeón de Europa con el Ajax de Van Gaal en el año 1995 y futbolista de otros dos grandes europeos como Barça y Rangers. Actualmente, ejerce de analista y embajador del Ajax.
José Ramón Alexanko Director Deportivo
Tras retirarse del fútbol debido a una grave lesión, pasará a la historia por sus más de cuarenta años en los banquillos, sobresaliendo sus etapas en el Athletic y la selección española.
Kenneth Perez Comentarista
El brillante primer ganador del Legends Trophy es danés pero hizo carrera en Holanda, brillando en tres de los grandes de la Eredivisie, el Ajax, el PSV Eindhoven y el AZ Alkmaar.
Miquel Àngel Nadal Entrenador
Destacó en el Mallorca y Johan Cruyff lo fichó para ganar la Copa de Europa en su primera temporada en el FC Barcelona. Fue un fijo de la selección española en los noventa.
Lorenzo MarronaroRepresentante
Es uno de los delanteros históricos del Bolonia, aunque también marcó muchos goles en otros equipos de la Serie A italiana como la Lazio, el Udinese, el Empoli y el Monza.
Albert Ferrer Entrenador
Conocido futbolísticamente como ‘Chapi’, hizo historia de lateral derecho en el Dream Team de Cruyff y después prolongó su carrera en el Chelsea. Actualmente es entrenador.
Michael Johansen Jugador
Es un centrocampista danés que desarrolló la mayor parte de su carrera futbolística en su país, aunque también jugó cinco temporadas en el Inglaterra, en el Bolton Wanderers.
Txiki Begiristain Director Deportivo
Despuntó en la Real Sociedad y Johan Cruyff se enamoró después de su privilegiada zurda en sus años juntos en el FC Barcelona. Es el director deportivo del Manchester City.
Albert Riera Entrenador
Interior o lateral zurdo, explotó en su Mallorca natal y después exhibió su talento en otros equipos de primer nivel como Liverpool, Galatasaray, Espanyol, Olympiacos o Girondins.
Thomas Christiansen Entrenador
Debutó en el Barça con Cruyff pero pasará a la historia por ser el máximo goleador de la Bundesliga en la 2002-2003 con el Bochum. Ha entrenado a Apoel Nicosia y Leeds y hoy a la selección de Panamá.
Fran González Entrenador
Uno de los mejores ‘one club men’ de la historia. Con una zurda extraordinaria, completó toda su carrera en el ‘Super-Depor’, conquistando una Liga y dos Copas del Rey.
Ruud Gullit Comentarista
Uno de los delanteros más completos de la historia. A finales de los años 90, deslumbró con el imparable Milan de Sacchi y la maravillosa Holanda campeona de Europa en 1988.
Laurent Blanc Entrenador
Uno de los centrales más elegantes de la historia del fútbol, tanto dentro como fuera del terreno de juego. Uno de los líderes de la Francia campeona del mundo en el año 1998.
Roberto Donadoni Entrenador
Uno de los cerebros del mejor Milan de la historia, ganador de seis ‘scudettos’, tres Champions League y dos Intercontinentales. Fue seleccionador italiano y aún ejerce de entrenador.
Bernd Schuster Entrenador
Uno de los centrocampistas más completos de la historia. Campeón de Europa con Alemania en 1980, ganó títulos con el Barça, el Real Madrid y el Atlético. Ahora es entrenador.
Alain Boghossian Director deportivo
Centrocampista de calidad que se inició en el Marsella, explotó en Italia (Nápoles, Sampdoria y la exitosa Parma) y se retiró en el Espanyol. Campeón del mundo con Francia en 1998.
John Arne Riise Entrenador
Lateral izquierdo que desarrolló su carrera principalmente en Mónaco, Liverpool, con el que ganó siete grandes títulos, entre ellos la Champions League’2005, Roma y Fulham.
‘Pichi’ Alonso Comentarista
Delantero centro que desarrolló su carrera en el Castellón, el Zaragoza, el FC Barcelona y el Espanyol. Posteriormente ejerció de entrenador y ahora es comentarista televisivo.
Massimo Mauro Dirigente
Ex futbolista que desarrolló su carrera en el Udinese, la Juventus y el Nápoles, clubs en los que jugó respectivamente con Zico, Platini y Maradona. Ha sido dirigente deportivo y político.
Thomas Berthold Entrenador
Lateral derecho que desarrolló su carrera en Alemania (Eintracht, Bayern y Stuttgart) e Italia (Verona y Roma). Su principal éxito fue el Mundial de 1990 con la selección germana.
Donato Comentarista
Tras ganar tres campeonatos con Vasco da Gama triunfó en el fútbol español, primero en el Atlético y sobre todo en el Depor, donde levantó seis títulos y se convirtió en leyenda.
Aritz Aduriz Futbolista
El único futbolista en activo que ha participado en el Legends Trophy. Después ya se retiró como uno de los grandes goleadores de la historia del Athletic y la liga española.
Ricardo López Entrenador
Ex portero de Atlético de Madrid, Valladolid, Osasuna y Racing que también defendió una temporada los colores del Manchester United. Actualmente, ejerce de entrenador.