Right from his first encounter with the brand in Paris back in 2008, Christian Karembeu has remained loyal to the company and regularly chooses to wear Perrelet watches on various occasions in order to accompany him during his intensely busy days.
Today, Christian Karembeu alternates between two models that express both the Perrelet spirit and the athlete’s own understated and sporting personality.
For day to day urban wear, Christian has chosen the steel version of the Peripheral Double Rotor watch, won over by the innovative design of a watch that honours watchmaking tradition by offering a contemporary take on classical lines.
Karembeu’s passions for sport and open-air life are catered for by the choice of a Turbine Diver watch with black rubber strap, a timepiece that rises to all manner of challenges while ensuring maximum technical performance and comfort.
Karembeu is an international football star who forged his 15-year sports career by focusing on his athletic ability and his charisma. Born into a large family that hailed from New Caledonia, Karembeu took his first sporting steps in France in 1990 with the Nantes football team, and played in the French championship until 1995, before being transferred to the Italian team Sampdoria.
In 1997, he switched to Real Madrid, with which he won the Champions League in 1998 and 2000.
During these years, Christian also played on the French national team, with which he was capped 53 times and won the World Cup in 1998. After a brief experience with Middlesbrough in the British Premier League, he joined the Olimpiakos team where he remained until 2004, when he transferred to Servette (Geneva). His sports career officially ended in 2005.
Christian Karembeu is currently intensely involved in a number of different activities, including serving as founder and active supporter of two charities, and working as a TV presenter.