Monday, July 18, 2011
Movado has just launched a special edition Bold watch. On July 9, 2011, Derek Jeter became the first Yankee player to hit 3,000 hits in his career, the 28th in baseball history to do so, and the second player, after Wade Boggs, to achieve the feat with a home run. The watch features an indigo blue metallic dial customised with Jeter’s number 2 positioned prominently and appropriately at 2 o’clock.
Limited edition of 300 pieces
This special edition watch uses the new Movado Bold bracelet. The caseback is engraved to commemorate Jeter’s 3000th hit and only 300 pieces of the watch have been issued. Each of the watches comes in a special sleeve accompanied by a thank you note from Derek and will retail for $550. Movado will donate $100 from the sale of each timepiece sold to Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation.
“We are extremely proud of our long standing partnership with Derek Jeter and the Turn 2 Foundation,” said Mary Leach, Chief Marketing Officer, Movado Group, Inc. “It is such an honor to be a part of this historic occasion, and we are very excited to introduce this special edition Movado Bold timepiece to commemorate Derek’s incredible career milestone.”
Derek Jeter established the Turn 2 Foundation in 1996, his rookie year, and has been actively involved in its youth programmes since its inception.
Many players and coaches consider Jeter to be one of the best players of his generation. He is the all-time hits leader among shortstops. He has been among the American League (AL) leaders in hits and runs scored for the past ten years. He is the all-time Yankees hit leader and also has the most career hits of any active Major League player.
Movado is one of the world's premier watchmakers. Movado Group, Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes watches from nine of the most recognised in time including: Movado, Concord, Ebel and ESQ by Movado along with Coach, Hugo Boss, Juicy Couture, Lacoste and Tommy Hilfiger licensed watch brands. The company is headquartered in New Jersey but the watches are made from their manufacture in Bienne, Switzerland. We'll show higher resolution pictures of the watch as they become available.