This is the first time a limited edition watch has been made especially for a Dutch soccer team and it’s made by a Dutch watch brand. Pellikaan Timing created the 2011 limited edition of 25 pieces for FC Utrecht and it’s a pretty cool watch! See for yourself… the Pellikaan Timing LE 2011 for FC Utrecht.
After Pellikaan Timing donated a Flying Dutchman watch to a charity auction held by Dutch soccer team FC Utrecht in 2010, responses where very enthusiastic. So enthusiastic that the idea to create a limited edition for FC Utrecht took shape and here you can see the result.
The FC Utrecht staff gave number 1/25 as a present to the club’s president who was leaving. Number 2/25 was (again) donated by Pellikaan Timing to FC Utrecht’s yearly charity and that meant € 4,000 Euro for a good cause. Now 23 of the original 25 left for sale.
The Pellikaan Timing LE 2011 for FC Utrecht is based on the Flying Dutchman and is a 45 mm large pilot style watch, with a ETA/Unitas 6498-1 movement. A rock solid movement that is also used on many other watches like the Panerai Luminor and Luminor Marina models. The dial features the city arms of the city of Utrecht, underneath the small seconds sub-dial. Another cool details is the text “Dutch made for FC-Utrecht” that is printed at the 6 o’clock position!
This Pellikaan LE comes on both a tan colored calf leather strap and a NATO strap that is custom made for this watch. The NATO strap features the thin red/white stripe refering to the club’s logo.
Some more specs:
- Sapphire crystal – check
- Water resistant to 50 meters – check
- See through case back – check
- 45 mm in diameter, 12.5 mm thick
- Comes on NATO strap and tan colored calf leather strap – check
Price… € 995 Euro and the watch can be order at two dealers in Utrecht and via the Pellikaan Timing webshop.