On 18th February 2022, Vartkess Knadjian (CEO of Backes & Strauss) and Brazilian soccer star Dani Alves officially launched the Alves Trophy Collection in Barcelona.
This special edition Backes & Strauss watch collection pays tribute to Dani Alves. This series is made up of 42 timepieces, marking the soccer star’s journey from humble beginnings to global superstar. Starting with his first major trophy with Esporte Clube Bahia in Brazil and the Copa del Rey with Sevilla, the collection travels all the way through his multiple Champions League victories with Barcelona and Brazil’s victory at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
These unique watches have three distinct features commemorating each individual achievement. The timepiece is in brushed Titanium with a bespoke skeleton tourbillon movement made up of 176 parts with a power reserve of 72 hours.
The hour markers and the tourbillon cage reflect the colours of club/country and visible from the open case back is a 3D version of the trophy and on the case back the year of each victory.
The Backes & Strauss Alves Trophy collection will also aim to bring attention to the under-acknowledged fact that his 42 major trophies make Alves the most decorated footballer of all time, an actuality often obscured by the debate surrounding the talents of Cristiano Ronaldo and Alves’s long-term teammate Lionel Messi.
Size: 45 mm
Movement: Bespoke Manual-Winding Skeleton Tourbillon. Tourbillon wheel with Backes & Strauss signature enamelled arrow motif. Set on the back of the movement is the laser cut silhouette of the Trophies. The tourbillon bridge set with 1 diamond cut in a diamond shape 0.05cts, and enamelled indexes
Case: Brushed Titanium
Crown: 1 diamond, 0.12cts