With Super Bowl LV just arround the corner (the game is scheduled to be played on February 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida), IWC Schaffhausen reaches out to its ambassador and friend of the brand Tom Brady for a video interview.
Tom Brady is a world-class athlete, modern-day icon and a connoisseur of haute horlogerie. His collection includes several IWC watches, among them a Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Miramar and the iconic IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar.
With six Super Bowl titles, four Super Bowl MVP Awards, three League MVP Awards, and 16 Division titles – Tom Brady embodies greatness. IWC and Brady are both best in class and their shared principles of excellence and timeless style make their partnership a seamless fit.
Brady is a champion who always strives for excellence. After being drafted by the New England Patriots as the 199th pick of the 2000 NFL draft, he has won six Super Bowl championships with the team, more than any other quarterback in NFL history.
Brady’s unprecedented football career includes a multitude of NFL records. He is the first player in NFL history to accumulate 80,000 total yards. Brady also holds the most game wins of any quarterback, is the all-time leader in passing yards and has the most career touchdown passes of any player in history.
Tom Brady’s Super Bowl records:
- Wins — 6
- Games played — 9
- MVP awards — 4
- Pass attempts — 392
- Pass completions — 256
- Pass completions in a single game — 43
- Passing yards — 2,838
- Touchdown passes — 18
Throughout his career, Brady has integrated a holistic approach to health and wellness through preparation, performance and recovery. In 2014, Brady co-founded TB12, a performance lifestyle brand, to share his approach and wellness movement with a global audience. Brady’s TB12 brand integrates revolutionary concepts in deep-force muscle pliability work, hydration, nutrition, functional strength & conditioning, and cognitive health.
More than 150 years ago, F.A. Jones also worked hard to share his visionary ideas and achieve his dreams. The American watchmaker and engineer travelled to Switzerland in 1868 with an ambitious entrepreneurial project. He wanted to combine the artisan skills of Swiss watchmakers with the modern manufacturing methods he had experienced during his time at the E. Howard Watch & Clock Company in Boston. He turned to Schaffhausen, a town in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, where he founded the International Watch Company. Using hydropower from the nearby river Rhine, he created an infrastructure that could produce several thousand pocket watch movements per year. Nowadays, IWC still emphasizes the values that were part of his vision from the outset: making elegant and highly precise watches that have both the dignity of well-made and functionally irreproachable machines, as well as being shaped by the irreplaceable work of skilled craftspeople.
Tom Brady in interview
Let’s get to know Tom in a more intimate manner through this videos series. In the end, as a bonus, we can have a look at the “Born of a dream” short video and interview.
Do you remember when you first wanted to be an American Footballer?
How do you continue to build on your success?
How do you feel when you look back through your career?
How does it feel to win the Super Bowl?
How hard have you worked to get to where you are today?
How important have your family been throughout your career?
What drives you to be the best?
“Born of a Dream: A boy from San Mateo” – with Tom Brady
The short film depicts IWC brand ambassador Tom Brady, one of the most accomplished professional athletes of all time, as he pursues his childhood dream and becomes a champion quarterback. The inspiring story of Brady, who fought with passion and determination and never gave up despite many obstacles, emphasises the core values at the heart of the IWC brand since American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones founded the company more than 150 years ago.
In “Born of a Dream: A boy from San Mateo,” Danish director Rune Milton takes the audience on a visually stunning and captivating ride to some of the most significant milestones in Brady’s life and early career. Depicting his humble beginnings as a young boy with a big dream in his hometown of San Mateo, California, the film follows Brady as he plays college football at the University of Michigan, and rises to the top of the National Football League.
Brady’s path to the NFL reflects his hard work and commitment to pursuing his childhood dream. After being drafted by the New England Patriots as the 199th pick of the 2000 NFL draft, he led the team to six Super Bowl championships and 17 Division titles, more than any other quarterback in NFL history. After 20 years with the New England Patriots, this season he will embark on his next chapter with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady is not only a world-class athlete and modern-day icon, but also a connoisseur of Haute Horlogerie, with a collection that comprises several IWC watches, including the iconic Portugieser Perpetual Calendar. He has been a global IWC brand ambassador since 2019.
IWC’s “Time well shared” and Tom Brady
As the world faces a health crisis, IWC family launched the “TIME WELL SHARED”. Through this initiative, IWC employees, brand ambassadors and partners shared their time, knowledge, experience and passion through digital channels. They aim was to inspire people to make the most of their time, and entertain and support them by keeping them connected and engaged.
As a friend of the brand and ambassador, Tom shared with the IWC family his thoughts and feelings. Check the “TIME WELL SHARED” interview below: