Thirty-year old Filipino boxing champ Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, also known as the “People’s Champ” has been selected by Victorinox Swiss Army as the luminary for their latest limited edition timepiece. As the five-time winner of world titles, competing in five different weight divisions, Pacquiao has been rated by Ring Magazine as the top boxer in the world – pound-per-pound. In addition to being named as one of Time Magazine’s most influential people for 2009, Manny Pac-Man Pacquiao is also the first Filipino national to have an international watch brand name a watch after him.
Victorinox Swiss Army’s brand manager for their Philippines watches division, Marnie Chua, is very excited to be paying tribute to this Filipino legend, and believes that he is the best representative for the brand’s philosophies of innovation, reliability and functionality. A limited edition of only 1,000 “Pac-Man” watches will be created, making the watch a “must-have” for anyone who shares the Filipino pride over Manny’s achievements.
The design of the watch includes an engraved image of boxing gloves on the watch’s face, and a rendition of Pacquiao’s face and the Filipino flag on the caseback, along with the words “A Tribute to a Filipino Boxing Legend”. Like all Victorinox Swiss Army watches, the watch is also equipped with a scratch-proof sapphire crystal, screw-down pushers, and the highest grade of leather straps and hardware.
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