As Lionel Messi accepted his eighth Ballon d’Or, he made a style statement with his Louis Vuitton Tambour watch.
After being the first player in history to win eight Golden Balls, Messi has garnered attention from the media all over the world in recent days.
Fans lauded the Argentine captain, recounted his accomplishments, and talked about his attire at the awards ceremony held at the Chatelet theater in Paris, France, on numerous football forums.
Messi sticks to his sophisticated look, dressing in a black suit with a bow tie and a white shirt. Along with the wedding ring, the 36-year-old celebrity made a splash with a vintage Louis Vuitton watch, the Tambour.
The Tambour 2023 edition marks the beginning of a new era in Louis Vuitton watchmaking, following over 20 years of excellence. In particular, the company debuts an exclusive movement created by artisans at La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton as well as an integrated strap for the first time.
Tambour is meticulous, paying close attention to every little detail. The fashion house described the slimmer lines of the steel and gold version to a trickle of water encircling the wrist when it was introduced this year. The spherical dial and strap combine to form a single, cohesive piece.
Additionally, the machine excels in the skill of spatial balancing. To improve the readability of the clock and produce a visual impression, the number markers are polished and beveled. Because light reflects differently from each viewing point, the height variation makes it easier for people to read the time.
As the top player in the competition, Messi won the World Cup for the first time in 2022 in Qatar. He won every individual and team championship in nearly two decades of elite competition. Eight Golden Balls were earned by the celebrity in the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021, and 2023. In addition, he is the first player to be employed by a non-European team to win this esteemed individual prize. In July, he transferred to Miami from PSG and helped the American team win the Leagues Cup, the first cup ever won by an American club.
In addition, he also has many records that are difficult to overthrow, including: scoring 91 goals in a calendar year (2012); 82 goals in one season (2011-2012); 50 goals in one tournament (2011-2012); 19 consecutive matches scoring at least one goal (2012-2013); 474 goals in La Liga; won the European Golden Shoe six times…