EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LEO MESSI
I have always been passionate about the world of watchmaking. I have had the honour of being able to see the labourious work carried out by a specialist watchmaker for myself and the technique, patience and determination to put together watches as unique as the Jacob & Co designs is incredible. This was the main reason why I start working with Jacob, whose prestige in the world of luxury watchmaking is unquestionable.
With your influence, why do you feel it is important to have such unique business ventures off the field?
I am like anyone else who is interested in learning things other than those related to their daily work and who likes to discover other professional experiences. I thought that the world of watchmaking would be a good market in which to continue to develop the other facets of my life.
If you were not a professional footballer, what would you be doing?
I really do not know, I have said on many occasions that if I was not a footballer, I do not know what I would be doing. In truth, I have not really thought about it much, because I am just focused on my daily work. I never considered becoming anything other than a footballer. It is what I dreamed of since I was a child, it was what I enjoyed doing and I always battled to achieve it.
After a simply mind-blowing and record-breaking career, how do you feel your influence will impact both the brand and your own line of watches?
Given the types of pieces that Jacob & Co produces, it is just a shame that only a privileged few are able to enjoy them. Those who can afford to buy these pieces, which are unique across the world, will get to experience a product that I hope they will enjoy and feel proud to wear.
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