In 2011, Parmigiani Fleurier signed a unique partnership with the Brazilian Football Confederation( Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF), and became the official watchmaking partner of this legendary federation. In addition to a new, very rich avenue of communication with the passionate world of football, this also provides the opportunity for the Fleurier-based brand to put its creative and technical expertise to work to create a new line of products celebrating this partnership: the CBF Collection.
As you would expect from the independent Parmigiani Fleurier manufacture, illustrating a partnership through a collection of pieces goes beyond simply stamping a shield on the back of a watch. It takes painstaking research, both in terms of the concept and the graphics, for a timepiece to inhabit and reproduce the spirit of an association.
The new CBF Collection fully illustrates Parmigiani Fleurier's creative potential and its unrelenting desire to support those who create legends.
The Pershing CBF
Ladies' and Men's Collection
Sporty and modern, the Pershing Chronograph collection provides the perfect base for showing off the symbolic codes of the CBF.
The men's model features a titanium case and a choice of a white gold or rose gold bezel. The dial showcases the three colours of the CBF – gold, blue and green – each used in perfect harmony.
The intense blue provides the background colour, on top of the 'Côtes de Genève' guilloche worked surface. Gold is used to highlight the two chronograph hands, usually so discreet. Green is used for the greatest symbol of Brazil's passion for football: the 5 victory stars to commemorate as many world cups won by the national team. These 5 stars, featured on all the players' jerseys, replace the small seconds index at 3 o'clock on the Pershing.
Just like the CBF, which also administers the women's football teams, this new Pershing CBF line also boasts a model for women. A titanium case is complemented by a magnificent jewel-set rose gold bezel, giving an elegant feminine touch which is so rare on a sports watch. The white mother of pearl dial is enhanced with rose gold numerals and indexes. The dark blue of the CBF is used to pick out the contour of the javelin-shaped hands, and the 5 green stars are also featured, marking the perimeter of the small seconds index.