The sponsorship arrangement between the incredible universe of Geneva watchmaker, Roger Dubuis, and the Bobsleigh Federation of Russia, has yielded incredible results including a recent impressive haul of medals won by the Federation’s teams at the world’s most prestigious sporting event after an action-packed couple of weeks in the motherland itself.
The shining array of medals included gold for the four man bobsleigh team on the inal day of the event, led by hot favourite Aleksander Zubkov, who had led the two man team to victory earlier in the week. Other distinctions included an impressive collection of wins and attendant medals for the Federation’s teams overall, with Alexander Tretiakov bringing home gold in the men’s skeleton inals and third place on the podium with a bronze for the ladies’ team, won by Elena Nikitina.
The success-illed fortnight comes hot on the heels of consecutive key victories at the recent World Cup for the Bobsleigh teams, giving rise to high hopes of many more wins at future competitions.
With their shared values of audacity, excellence, technical sophistication and high precision, the partnership is a marriage made in the partners’ own particular joint heaven, in which both partners are driven not only by passion, but also by their mutual respect for key traditions in their ields including groundbreaking innovation and deining new boundaries. Like Roger Dubuis, which has established itself at the peak of Fine Watchmaking, combining innovation and superlative craftsmanship, the Bobsleigh Federation of Russia is on a constant quest for high performance and technical perfection.
“Like Fine Watchmaking, bobsleigh is synonymous with precision and performance. In this world, as in the world of watchmaking, there is no room for compromise. We share these values with the team and we are delighted with the spectacular results achieved this season” said Jean-Marc Pontroué, CEO, Roger Dubuis, commenting on the outcomes of the partnership thus far.
As a powerful symbol of this convergence of minds, the entire team is equipped with a Roger Dubuis Pulsion model. Highly technical and dynamic, with the inherent strength of timekeeping instruments built for action, and the revealed complexity of contemporary Haute Horlogerie, it is the perfect companion for a team that has been hand-picked to take on the toughest competition in the world.
Resolutely extravagant, rebellious and elegant, Roger Dubuis is more than just a Manufacture, it relects an entire universe – one where exuberance rules and creativity reigns supreme and where innovation is born from a heartfelt respect for tradition and craftsmanship.
Well-known for its audacious designs and contemporary approach of ine watchmaking, the Genevan Maison stands out by being the only brand to certify 100% of its timepieces with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève.
This unique certiication, dedicated to preserving the quality and respect of the tradition, not only guarantees the performance of each timepiece but also the individual inishing of every single component. No exception to this tradition, the models in the Pulsion watch collection are distinguished by an absolutely unique sapphire crystal, screwed down and extending over the sides of the case to serve as a bezel, with numerals engraved beneath the crystal and enhanced with a luminescent material.
The Russian Bobsleigh Federation is a voluntary, self-regulatory, all-Russian non-governmental organization established in 1992. A member of the all-Russian Union of Physical Culture and Sporting Community Associations, “The Russian Olympic Committee” and the International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation – (FIBT), the Federation is presided over by G.I. Bedjamov and encompasses the winter sport disciplines of Luge, Skeleton and Bobsleigh with their accompanying thrills and shivers of excitement.
Commenting on the teams’ star-studded trajectory thus far this season, Bedjamov expressed his pride in the team “Success breeds success and true to our original feelings regarding our sponsorship by Roger Dubuis, just knowing that we have such an amazing brand on board with us as our oficial partner has been an enormous boost for us. We are immensely proud of our team’s results and have no doubt that, backed by the amazing world of Roger Dubuis, we will continue to achieve even greater things.”
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