Cartier to sculpt Champions trophy
The Twenty20 Champions League have commissioned world renowned French jeweller and luxury brand - Cartier, to sculpt Winners Trophy to be presented after final on December 10 in Mumbai.
The exquisitely hand-sculpted trophy designed exclusively for the December 3-10 tourney will measure 41 cm in height, with a diameter of 31 cm and weigh just over 7 kilos. The trophy will be unveiled next month, prior to the inaugural match of the League.
On the choice of the French brand for making the Trophy, Lalit Modi, Chairman of the Champions League, said "Cartier has created some truly exquisite and stunning works of art be it in jewellery design, watches and accessories, that have adorned Hollywood beauties and Royalty alike.
"It was then an obvious choice for us to commission Cartier for creating a truly distinct and exquisite work of art, one befitting the stature of crowning the Champion of Champions in domestic club cricket. I am certain that this trophy, will definitely take pride of place in the Trophy cabinet of any of the eight teams contesting the inaugural Champions League come December 10."
Bernard Fornas, President and CEO Cartier International, said "C for Cartier, C for Cricket are two simple seven-letter words that encapsulate passion and a union between elegance and style. These adjectives also, in a nutshell, capture the very essence of the trophy's design."