Breitling x Maison Birks
Limited 99 Wayne Gretzky Breitling Chronomat GMT
(photos: Binzento with iPhone 5S)
“The Great One”, Wayne Gretzky had made a special appearance recently in YYC. The hockey legend, who had four Stanley Cup wins, 9 NHL League MVP awards, 61 records set and 18 all-star games played wasn’t here to discuss hockey with his fans, but to host and launch his limited edition Breitling Chronomat GMT.
The exclusive Wayne Gretzky Breitling timepiece in collaboration with Maison Birks is a true collector item for both watch and Wayne Gretzky admirers. A limited number of only 99 pieces are produced – to honor Gretzky’s world-famous jersey number. Retail at $10K, this watch is only available in Canada. The superior Swiss-watch making skill is evident. The dual time-zone display enables the user to toggle between zones with a simple flick of the crown while maintaining minute/second hand precision. With an understated appearance yet contains a powerful form and function, the Waye Gretzy Breitling watch is truly a desirable item.
I had the pleasure to meet and greet The Great One during the event. I even had him autographed the back of my hand so that I can take a photo with the watch. At the unveiling event at Birks YYC CORE Shopping location, 20/99 pieces were brought in, and all twenty of them were sold that night! The fantastic thing is that 10% of the proceeds from the sale of this watch are donated to the Wayne Gretzky Foundation. The foundation is established to provide less fortunate youths with the opportunity to experience the sport of hockey.
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