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Team’s official timekeeperSwiss haute horlogerie brand Parmigiani is continuing its adventure with Olympique de Marseille

With victories this May in both the French Ligue 1 and the Coupe de la Ligue 2010, Olympique de Marseille chose haute horlogerie brand Parmigiani to reward the Olympique de Marseille players and staff for achieving this fantastic double. Bringing Swiss-made expertise to the wrists of the France 2010 champions, Parmigiani decided to make a long-term commitment to the club by entering into a new partnership agreement, thereby becoming Olympique de Marseille`s first official timekeeper.

Already highly committed to promoting excellence and creativity within a number of international schools, Parmigiani wanted to forge a close and symbolically strong link with the young talents at Olympique de Marseille, by creating a “Parmigiani Spirit Award”. With Didier Deschamps as patron, it will be dedicated to the footballing stars of the future. Combining sport and culture with education, the “Parmigiani Spirit Award” will reward a young player’s sporting qualities and team spirit, as well as a good academic record - a fundamental part of any genuinely successful career. Awarded by a jury made up of teachers and young sportsmen from Olympique de Marseille, the winner will need to have shown a positive state of mind throughout the season, combining effort with a sense of camaraderie. The reward will be a watch engraved with the winner’s name, chosen from the Parmigiani collection.

The “Parmigiani Spirit Award” will be presented at the end of the 2010-2011 season. Equally committed to all upcoming young talents, alongside this prize Parmigiani will be giving a substantial grant to the training centre for Olympique de Marseille’s young footballers.