The leading international e-commerce site QNET, in collaboration with Manchester City Football Club in UK, have announced the launching of a new limited edition collection of unique unisex timepieces designed by the renowned Swiss watchmaker Cimier.
This edition represents the third collaboration, and tenth timepiece, in the CIMIER-QNETCity Collection. QNET has been a sponsor of Manchester City FC since 2014, and the company has launched two previous limited edition timepiece collections in 2016 and 2018 in collaboration with ManCity FC and designed by Cimier. The newest timepieces pay homage to QNET’s enduring and unwavering support for the Manchester City Football Club.
“We believe this unisex watch collection is a perfect match for the fan in love with the game, on and off the field. The new collection provides another strategic platform for QNET to further elevate our brand and achieve greater reach to our Independent Representatives (IRs) and consumers worldwide,” stated QNET CEO Malou T. Caluza in reference to the launch of this historic collection.
The unique timepieces in this third CIMIER-QNETCity collection reflect the world-renowned quality and Swiss craftsmanship of Cimier and showcase the pride and accomplishment of ManCity as a club that remains consistently at the top of its game in the English Premier League. This edition of collectable classic watches bears Manchester City’s emblem on the dial in obsidian blue, and text engraved on the back of the case that reads “Official Licensed Product Manchester City FC.”
“Football is a universal language, spoken on the fields and in the stands, unifying players and fans with a common passion for the game,” stated Caluza. “The excitement and sense of pride that City fans feel is the same excitement and passion that QNET customers have for our business. This new collection of watches designed by elite European artisans and produced by master craftsmen in Switzerland at one of the oldest watchmaking ateliers is a tribute to the love of the game and the partnership between QNET and Manchester City.”
The collection includes a series of Automatic Swiss Movement watches modelled after timepieces designed in 1894, as a special tribute to the year that the Manchester City Football Club was officially established. These classic watches come in Black and Rose Gold. The Quartz variant series of watches is available in Stainless Steel and Gold.
The third edition of exclusive CIMIER QNETCity Automatic Watches bear the following characteristics and features:
- Limited-edition 1894 timepiece design in commemoration of ManCity’s establishment
- A sturdy 46mm PVD-plated stainless-steel body in black with octagonal bezel, available in Black or Rose Gold
- Sky blue Manchester City FC emblem featured on the dial as well as on the watch’s black rubber strap
- Date window at 3 o’clock on the dial
- Scratchproof sapphire crystal glass
- Water resistance up to 100-metres
- “Official Licensed Product Manchester City FC” label engraved on the back of the case
- Swiss Automatic SELLITA SW200 movement
The CIMIER QNETCity Quartz Watches bear the following characteristics and features:
- 42 mm Stainless Steel body or 44 mm Gold tone PVD-plated body
- Man City emblem in sky blue sewn on the dial and the watch’s black rubber strap
- Date window at 12 o’clock on the dial
- Scratchproof sapphire crystal glass
- Water resistance up to 100-metres
- “Official Licensed Product Manchester City FC” engraved on the back of the case
- High-quality Swiss movement
“The collection features a fusion of sporty and elegance, inspired by the game of football and its inherent geometry,” noted JR Mayer, Director of Sales and Marketing for Cimier. “The octagonal bezel blends well with the dial’s strong and dynamic character. We added fine detailing in the integrated crown and personalised buckle featuring a deployment system that secures the watch. We felt that the subtle integration of the Manchester City Football Club’s signature blue on the dial and in the stitches of the rubber strap gives it a bold and unique design.”
As an added bonus, the packaging used for the CIMIER-QNETCity Watch Collection is sustainably made using materials that are environmentally friendly. Because both QNET and Manchester City have expressed their commitment to protecting the environment and reducing their carbon footprint, the timepieces honour the importance of maintaining ongoing awareness about climate change, as well as committing to sustainable corporate and industrial practices.
QNET and Man City’s Long-Term Partnership
The historic partnership between QNET and Manchester City dates back to 2014 when the football club agreed to collaborate with QNET as its official Direct Selling Partner. To further cement their commitment and support of ManCity, QNET also became the Manchester City Women’s Football Club’s first sleeve partner for the Women’s Super League 1 in 2018. Expressing their mutual satisfaction with the ongoing agreement, the two companies joined forces in 2019 to announce the extension of their partnership for an additional five years.
“Manchester City’s journey to becoming one of the best football clubs in the English Premier League has been one of commitment, focus and teamwork – traits that we endorse and value at QNET,” stated Caluza. “Through this partnership, we aim to link the excitement of football and the passion for the game to the thrill of direct selling and the drive of our distributors.”
Based in Hong Kong, QNET is one of Asia’s top direct sales companies, with international subsidiaries, branch offices, agency partnerships, and franchises in more than 25 countries. QNET’s product line features a wide selection of health, wellness, and lifestyle products that simplify and improve life for people. The company’s e-commerce-based business model has inspired and empowered millions of other e-commerce start-ups in over 100 countries around the world.
QNET is also active in sponsorships of several international sports clubs and organizations. In addition to partnering with Manchester City Football Club in UK, QNET is also a contributing sponsor of the African Club League Championships of CAF, as well as the Malaysian Super League team PJ City Football Club.
QNET holds active membership in the Direct Selling Association in various countries, including the Hong Kong Health Food Association and the Health Supplements Industry Association of Singapore, among several others.
For more information on QNET, please visit their website at www.qnet.net
About Manchester City Football Club
Manchester City FC is one of the English Premier League’s top-ranking football clubs. Originally founded in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton, the club was established officially as Manchester City FC in 1894. Over its long history, Manchester City FC has won such prestigious honours as the European Cup Winners’ Cup, six FA Cups, four Premier League titles (2012, 2014, 2018, 2019) and two additional League Championship titles. Manchester City FC is one of nine sister clubs that comprise the international City Football Group, which also includes sister clubs New York City FC and Melbourne City FC.
ManCity’s manager, Pep Guardiola, is among the world’s most highly respected and recognized football coaches. The Club’s home stadium since 2003 is the spectacular Etihad Stadium, a modern 55,000 seat arena where the club plays its domestic and UEFA Champions League matches. The Etihad Campus is also home to the City Football Academy, which includes the Academy Stadium, which seats 7,000 and is where Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train daily and host their home matches. The Academy also houses a renowned youth development and performance training facility serving the community of East Manchester.
For more information on Manchester City FC, please visit www.mancity.com