TIME HELPSThe Swiss luxury watch brand supports the FC Bayern Hilfe e.V.
Together with the multiple German champion, FC Bayern Munich, and as its “Official Timing Partner”, Ebel organized a “FCB-Players’ Night” at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Evening’s motto was: TIME HELPS! With this idea Ebel would like to make a contribution to the FC Bayern Hilfe e.V., a foundation which supports generously people who got innocently in distress.
Since the beginning of the football season 2008-2009 Ebel is the „Official Timing Partner“ of Germany’s most renowned football-club: FC Bayern Munich. During this time two special editions of watches (limitation of 250 worldwide) have been created in close cooperation with the chairman of the executive board and watch aficionado, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: the black 1911 Tekton “FC Bayern Munich” and the new elegant Ebel Hexagon “FC Bayern Munich”. Both watches are the symbol the partnership of the respective season.
Another meaning has been added to the new Ebel Classic Hexagon “FC Bayern Munich”. It will additionally stand for the tribute of the social aspect of this partnership. Ebel will loan an Ebel Classic Hexagon “FC Bayern Munich” to every license player, to the complete coach staff, and to the board of directors for the period of one year. After one year the watches have to be returned to Ebel.
Every chronograph is outfitted with its own limited number plus has the name of its wearer engraved in the case. After their return, the timekeepers will be auctioned on the website of FC Bayern Munich. Ebel will donate the benefits gained above the calling price unrestrictedly to the foundation.
With a plea Loek Oprinsen, President & Commercial Director of Ebel, handed over the new timekeeper, “to wear these watches as a statement of supporting “TIME HELPS” and not only as a pure courtesy for a sponsor”. Also Karl-Heinz Rummenigge asked the team as well as all who have received such a wear-watch: “Regard this watch as part of the official outfit of FC Bayern Munich at official occasions. The more present the watch is worn in public, the higher the benefit will be in the end – and this should be the goal!”
“We are of the opinion that we have created a watch together, that due to its exceptional design will address the fans of the four-times Europe-Champion and hope that with the support of the FCB-team an outstanding amount of money will be raised for the FC Bayern Hilfe e.V.”, comments Loek Oprinsen.
In 2007, as the very first watch brand, Ebel has entered the pitch of football sponsoring. Since then six renowned European top-clubs join the Ebel-Football-Team: Ajax Amsterdam, Arsenal London, FC Bayern Munich, Glasgow Rangers, Olympique Lyonnais, and Real Madrid.