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Ballon D'or in Paris a celebration

Official partner of the Ballon d’OrTM since 2021, the watchmaking maison Purnell reveals the unique piece that will be awarded to the respective Men’s and Women’s 2022 Ballon d’Or winner of the 66th edition on October 17th, 2022. For the second consecutive year as Official Partner of the Ballon d’OrTM, Purnell has been holding aces up its sleeve, promising an evening of surprises for the 66th edition of the Ballon d’OrTM to be held on October 17th, 2022, at the Thêatre du Chatelet in Paris, France.

Purnell x Ballon d’OrTM Sapphire Limited Edition – Retail Price: CHF 1 million

“Football is the most popular sport in the world and the Ballon d’OrTM its most prestigious distinction,” said Maurizio Mazzocchi, CEO of Purnell.

“Purnell stands for the best, for the ultimate in the watch industry and could only attach its name to the very best players, the Ballon d’OrTM winners.” “I think that Purnell and the Ballon d’OrTM share two essential values: very high standards of excellence and the taste for performance,” shares Pascal Ferré, Editor-in-Chief of France Football.

Crowning a New Winner The Ballon d’OrTM trophy, a literal golden football, has become the ultimate achievement for any football player. Each trophy is unique, just like each laureate, and it is in that spirit of exclusivity that Purnell developed two unique pieces to be awarded to the male and female winner of the Ballon d’OrTM. The 2022 Purnell Ballon d’OrTM Unique Piece is donned in a spectacular 48mm case, with an 18K rose gold football engraved with the Ballon d’OrTM hallmark, encapsulates a flying tourbillon, making a full rotation in 30 seconds.

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Art & Time

This year the legendary Maestro Andrea Bocelli will delight the audience performing the iconic “Nessun Dorma” at the opening of the 2022 Ballon d’Or ceremony.


Official partner of the Ballon d’OrTM Technical Specifications

M O V E M E N T Mechanical Hand Winding Caliber P10 Innovative Flying Tourbillon encased in Golden Football, Full Rotation in 30 seconds

Functions: Hour, Minute, Power Reserve Indication via an Ingenious Suspended Mobile Cone Mainspring Sensor

Number of Components: 245

Number of Jewels: 37

Power Reserve: 50 hours BALLON D’OR Full rotation in 30 seconds thanks to the Flying Tourbillon inside “Ballon d’Or” weight: 4.14g in 18K Rose Gold

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