Richard Mille congratulates Manchester City Football Club for their victory of the Barclays Premier League 2013/14. The Club secured UK’s most prestigious football title for the second time in three years; an achievement that reconfirms City as being one of the top teams in the world.
Heading in to the last round of games City knew that securing a win against West Ham would guarantee the title. Manager Manuel Pellegrini encouraged his players to finish the season with the same style and attacking flair that had seen them scoring over 100 goals in 37 games. Eventually goals from Samir Nasri and Vincent Kompany proved vital as City got the win that allowed them to regain the Barclay’s Premier League Trophy.
Richard Mille has been MCFC’s Official Timing Partner since 2012, another key year for the Club’s history as City won the 2011–12 Barclay’s Premier League bringing home their first league title for 44 years.
The partnership benefits from a strong affinity of values both the Club and the Swiss watch brand share: Richard Mille’s drive for passion, belief in excellence, leadership, and generation of talent is reflected in the partnerships the brand established with the world’s leading sports elite, which include Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal, Olympic Medallist Yohan Blake and World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb.
Manchester City and Richard Mille also succeed in working together on charity programmes to the benefit of local communities: Manchester City’s own charity ‘City in the Community’ has recently received a generous donation following the sale of a bespoke timepiece designed by Richard Mille.
Bought by anonymous benefactor, the watch was handed over by H.E. Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman of Manchester City Football Club, during the opening ceremony of the Richard Mille Boutique in Abu Dhabi last December. Proceeds of the sale went towards an enterprise and skills programme ‘Enterprise City’ aimed at children in primary school. As a direct result of this donation 1,000 young people in the Manchester area will gain a qualification in Business & Enterprise in the next 18 months.
“Today has capped off a superb season on and off the pitch, culminating in us being crowned Barclays Premier League Champions 2013/14. Throughout this season and before we have been extremely fortunate to have been supported by Richard Mille and our other Club Partners and look forward to what next season has in store.” Tom Glick, Chief Business Officer, Manchester City Football Club.
‘We are proud Partners of Manchester City Football Club whilst the Barclays Premier League Champions are celebrating such a significant moment in the history of the Club’ comments Peter Harrison, CEO of Richard Mille EMEA. ‘Manchester City’s commitment to excellence and innovation perfectly matches our desire to create unique timepieces with a strong and inspiring identity. We look forward to continue supporting what has proved to be a successful partnership with City and wish this will inspire the many customers in Europe and the Middle East who already support us with passion’.