“It's coming to Rome”. The Italian national team is back on Italian soil after the historic victory at Euro 2020 against England, where it met the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Draghi.
After these important institutional commitments, the team led by Roberto Mancini traveled along the streets of Rome where the parade on the open bus began, flooded with the affection of the fans, hoisting the trophy to the sky and singing at the top of their lungs until they arrived at theHotel Park of the Principi.
If you have not yet had the opportunity to see some videos or images of the 'Azzurri' fashion show, we will show them to you in our own way, that is, with a keen eye on the watches worn by the Euro 2020 Champions.
Let's start with the player who most of all contributed to this success, Gianluigi Donnarumma, awarded with the UEFA EURO 2020 Player of the Tournament, best player of the tournament, for his incredible performances at the European Championships as his decisive save in the final against England.
On the wrist of 'Gigio' Donnarumma on this very special day, we find the new Rolex Submariner in white gold, reference 126619LB.
The new 126619LB isn't the first white gold Submariner Date to feature a blue Cerachrom bezel, of course. The most famous was the “Smurf” 116619 with a blue dial. The one worn by Donnarumma is the latest version with the new Rolex caliber 3235, with a power reserve of 70 hours and a daily gear difference of between -2 / + 2 sec. per day.
I would say that there could not have been a better Rolex to ensure this success, given that chromatically it recalls the colors of the Italian national team.
What about the watch worn by another Azzurro, the Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne? We are talking about a very rare Richard Mille RM010 in titanium with rubber strap, no longer in production.
For those who do not know Richard Mille in depth and just appreciate it, or not, the aesthetics should be clarified that the RM010 is not a simple automatic watch, but a true engineering masterpiece with its revolutionary RM005-S movement. The movement is made of blackened grade 2 titanium, ceramic ball bearings, variable geometry rotor and specially designed long-lasting titanium fluted screws, the “engine” of the RM010 is truly a “racing machine on the wrist”.
We have already told you extensively about another Richard Mille, RM 11-04 worn by the CT Roberto Mancini in the edition dedicated to him. For those interested in learning why this watch is so linked to the world of football, we refer you to our articles where we talk about it in depth. Less well known was perhaps the Richard Mille 67-02 "Sebastien Ogier" worn by the former Roma midfielder, now assistant to the Italian national team Daniele De Rossi.
The captain of the national team Giorgio Chiellini he could not help but wear “his” watch, presented in June 2021, or a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona made in collaboration with MAD Paris, exclusively for LuisaViaRoma.
It is a “custom” steel Daytona with DLC coating with a matte finish. The black dial is somewhat reminiscent of the “prototype” dials used by Rolex in the movement testing phases. The references to the tricolor can be found on the hands of the counters at 3,6, 9 and 4130, as well as on the bezel written “Units Per Hour”. Caliber 18 is visible thanks to the sapphire crystal case back. The collection is limited to XNUMX pieces.
But we also spotted other watches on the wrists of the European Champions: da Leonardo Bonucci with his Apple Watch Nike + black, al Rolex Submariner 116613LN with black dial worn by Andrea Belotti, Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in “Chocolate” pink gold reference 116515 LN worn by the Lazio forward Ciro Immobile with Oysterflex strap.