Luxury watchmaker Nako Timepieces has partnered with track queen Amantle Montsho, as she prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Montsho was presented with her own Nako Timepieces Three Dikgosi edition slimline ‘moonlit’ red and a plaque in recognition and celebration of her role in athletics. Nako Timepieces co-founder Gabriel Mothibedi said their vision is beyond making money. “Our purpose is designing and making products that celebrate the historical stories of Botswana. In the same way, we are interested in community development, capacity-building and enhancing industries particularly sport, art and design,” he said.
Mothibedi said after launching the women’s watch, they decided that since there was an athlete that has been doing the country proud for years, it was only proper to appreciate her. “The government and other companies have tried. We decided that we should also play our part. Wherever she goes, she has a watch with her, even when at international competitions she would be wearing it. She would be wearing it at the Olympics. It is a local brand and she would be able to tell our story. These are the stories that we should sell outside,” he said. Mothibedi said when athletes compete at the international stage, they are not representing themselves but the country. He said, for now, they have given Montsho a watch, but next it could be something else because they should cater to the athlete's needs. “We have met with her in a limited time because