- By Oliver Barker
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Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best football players the world has ever seen. He’s won the Ballon d’Or 3 times which is known as the award for the best player in the world, played for some of the best teams in the world and scored over 359 goals for Real Madrid. Off the pitch, he is recognised as fashion icon and designer of his own clothing under the brand name CR7 (Cristiano Ronaldo Number 7), and sells underwear, mens perfume, suits, clothing and is sponsored by various watch companies. So which ones is he sponsored by?
Time Force is a Spanish watch brand that retails low to mid priced designer watches. Their wristwatches start at around £50 and go up to about £250. In 2012, Cristiano Ronaldo came to a paid deal with Time Force which included the footballer wearing the watches, posing his good looks and the watches in photo-shoots and even releasing a video advert for the timepieces. Below are some pictures of the advert, a photo-shoot and Ronaldo posing with the Time Force Dual Timezone watch.
Jacob & Co
Cristiano Ronaldo also has a sponsor deal with designer watch brand Jacob & Co. Jacob & Co sold the most popular watches in the early 2000’s and everybody raved about them. They released the Jacob & Co Multi Time Zone collection, that featured times from major countries and cities. For example, one watch featured the time zones of Tokyo, New York, LA and Paris. Ronaldo has been paid to advertise some of their watches, including a Jacob & Co Five Time Zone watch, that features the current times of London, New York, Paris, Sydney and Macau. The watch goes by the name of the Carbon Fibre Ghost Watch and is very cool – perfectly suited for Cristiano.
The biggest and best till last. Renowned luxurious brand Tag Heuer recently partnered up with the worlds most popular footballer to not only advertise their watches, but to produce their own branded CR7 watch. The watch is part of the Formula 1 line (interestingly) and is a a limited edition Swiss made chronograph watch with a black dial, sapphire glass, a black and green fabric NATO strap and can handle depths of 200m water pressure. The watch sells for £1,200 and is viewed as a sporty, less luxurious watch. Ronaldo managed to bag the deal due to being at his footballing prime and having an idolised sporting image. Below is the ‘Formula 1 Cristiano Ronaldo CAZ1113.FC8189’ watch and some Tag Heuer advertising pictures.
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