THE BEAUTIFUL GAME MANTLE CLOCK
Have three words ever encapsulated so perfectly all that is glorious – indeed, beautiful – about football?
It’s a phrase any of us would’ve wished to conceive, given its transcendental power - an unequivocally global message that translates effortlessly into every known language without losing its meaning; therefore, it’s only fitting that its origins are widely disputed.
There’s no doubt that Pelé popularised the term – his own personal nickname for the sport that gave him everything – in 1977, when he christened his autobiography My Life and the Beautiful Game; however, former English football commentator Stuart Hall lays claim to originating it in 1958 after watching Manchester City’s Peter Docherty light up the turf at Maine Road with his unique style of play.
Other pretenders to the crown include the Brazilian midfielder Didi – widely credited as being the first person ever to speak these immortal words – and English author and football fanatic H.E. Bates, who used the phrase in 1952 as part of a newspaper piece extolling the virtues of the game (‘Brains in the Feet’).
Regardless of who said it first, its iconic status in the footballing lexicon is firmly assured – a quote that will outlive us all, with its impact eternally preserved.
About Your Customised Table Clock
The print finish combined with the London Clock Company™'s outstanding timepiece design features adds elegance and drama to your custom wood clocks, perfect for bringing a room together. Many aspects of the clock can be customised to complement your individual style, including the clock face. Choose from modern numbers in black or white, roman numerals in black or white or a minimalist style that simply features either black or white lines. For something even more conservative you can opt for no dial and just the clock hands.
Mantel clocks designed by you use a single AA lithium battery; this, along with the wall fixings, are included with your customised table clock.
- Rodig Rectangle: 24.2 x 17.2 x 5 cm
Designer Rectangle Clock
Designer Square Clock
- London Clock Company™ clocks
- 5cm deep wooden frame
- Includes AA lithium battery
- Wall fixings supplied
- Hand-printed to order