French watch making brand MATWATCHES presents a new range of watches to support the Association “Les Etoiles du Sport Solidaires” (the Association of United Sports Stars).
After a close collaboration with the French foreign legion in 2013 and with various army special forces, MATWATCHES is now hoping to use its values of passion and precision, knowhow and excellence, team spirit and thoroughness to serve the values of fellowship, integrity, generosity, enthusiasm and excellence exemplified by the Sports Stars and the Association of United Sports Stars.
Special Collection « United Sports Stars »
XL: This “automatique electrique” watch boasts an automatic electric movement with a reserve of 120 days. This watch is set in a stainless steel casing, 316L by 42.5mm diameter, with a polished bezel and a sapphire crystal glass treated to be anti-reflective and non-scratch. Its ergonomic shape and short and integrated lugs offer a perfect fit to the wrist. The wide opening of its dial makes it possible to read the time in any circumstances.
Its crown, bearing the brand logo, and its screw-fitted case back give it water-tightness of up to 200 metres. The words ‘édition limitée’ engraved on the case back reinforce the unique character of this timepiece created especially for the occasion.
Chrono EDS: This Sports Stars timepiece boasts a high-quality Swiss movement. This watch is set in a stainless steel casing 316L by 44mm diameter with black PVD coating, with a unidirectional bezel and a sapphire crystal glass treated to be anti-reflective and non-scratch.
The hands and time markers of its dial are treated with a luminescent material, Super Luminova, to guarantee optimal readability in all conditions. This robust timepiece, produced in a limited edition for the 15th year of Sports Stars, is presented in its case with three straps and a tool for changing them.
Small EDS model: This little model from the High Command range is set in a stainless steel casing 316L by 34.5 mm diameter. With a quality Swiss movement, it has a brushed stainless bezel and a sapphire crystal glass treated to be anti-reflective and non-scratch. The wide opening of its dial and the luminescent coating offers improved readability for the user. With its barrel shape, watertight to 100 metres, discreet but easy to read, refined yet robust, the AG7 PM will be the perfect partner for a young sportswoman. This watch is presented with two straps and a tool for changing them.
By creating a special “United Sports Stars” range, with part of the profit being donated to the Association, the watchmaker MATWATCHES will support activities set up to facilitate access to sport for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, help sportsmen and women facing career change, promote and contribute to the development of sport for health, encourage initiatives which respect the environment and promote the values of sport.
The Association « United Sports Stars »
Being united is not just a matter of words and must be part of a long-term commitment. The Association of “United Sports Stars” is a non-profit organisation going beyond the original concept which enabled “the Champions of today to sponsor the Champions of tomorrow”. The birth of the Association of “United Sports Stars” therefore followed on quite logically from activities set up around the two annual high points for Sports Stars: the winter sports at La Plagne, and the summer school in Cantal in June.
Created in 2015, the Association of “United Sports Stars” is intended for all sportsmen and women whether able-bodied or with a disability and meets a range of objectives. It specifically aims to enable sportspeople to carry out activities which will facilitate access to sport for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds as well as people of any age, whatever their social background and physical or mental ability.
Sporting success is inseparable from socio-professional success. The Association therefore also supports sportsmen and women who have attained a high level especially when they face career change, and offers assistance at difficult times such as injuries leading to disability, or death.
Finally, it wishes to promote the link between sport and health to a variety of audiences, and to promote the values of sport. Practising sport is a form of respect: for oneself, for others, and also for one’s environment. This is why it supports sporting initiatives and practices which respect the environment. The donations collected constitute the equity of the association. They will enable action plans to be set up which will serve the objectives of the association.
The official launch took place during the 14th year of Sports Stars at La Plagne in December 2015, in the presence of five of the founding members of the Association: Sandra Laoura, Marie-José Pérec, Alexis Blanc, Benoît Eycken and Sébastien Foucras.