Throughout the past two weeks of Wimbledon, the world witnessed nearly a million dollars worth of watches both on the court and off the court (post play) thanks to tennis stars who are also watch brand ambassadors. Taking the top title in the men’s singles at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic hit it out of the park. A brand ambassador for Seiko, the tennis champion now claims his fifth Wimbledon championship and 16th major title. His watch of choice: the limited edition Seiko Astron Executive Sport Novak Djokovic GPS S solar-powered watch. The timepiece is a world timer and has his signature engraved on the case back.
Winning the women’s singles and taking her second Grand Slam title, Romanian tennis star Simona Halep is a Hublot “friend of the brand.” She has been spotted wearing different Hublot watches, including a $19,900 Big Bang One Click Italia Independent Dark Blue Velvet watch and an $18,800 Big Bang Sang Bleu Titanium watch. She has been a brand ambassador for Hublot for three years now, joining other Hublot family tennis stars such as Borna Coric, Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina.
Simona Halep is a friend of the brand for Hublot.
To get the Men’s Singles victory, Djokovic played the longest final in Wimbledon history – facing off for nearly five hours (4 hours and 57 minutes to be exact) against Roger Federer, a long-standing Rolex brand testimonee. Federer is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, The Career Grand Slam winner has been seen wearing a host of different Rolex watches, including an approximately $12,000 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 in steel and 18-karat yellow gold with an Oyster bracelet.
Switzerland’s Roger Federer is dejected after losing a point to Serbia’s Novak Djokovic during the men’s singles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Rolex is also the Official Timekeeper of The Championships, Wimbledon, and has been since 1978. The brand is a strong supporter of tennis and sponsors and/or times a host of events around the world. It also has a strong roster of tennis stars on its list. Those who competed during the recent Wimbledon games include Belinda Bencic, Grigor Dimitrov, Kyle Edmund, ,Taylor Fritz, Caroline Garcia, Angelique Kerber, Karen Khachanov, Garbiñe Muguruza, Jelena Ostapenko, Lucas Pouille, Milos Raonic, Sloane Stephens, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Caroline Wozniacki and the aforementioned Federer.
Richard Mille RM 27-03 watch worn by Nadal.
Making it almost to the finals was one of the world’s tennis greats, Spanish-born Rafael Nadal. Unlike the other tennis stars that don their watches after play and before accepting their awards, Nadal wears his watch during play. A Richard Mille brand ambassador, he was seen wearing the $725,000 RM 27-03 watch on the courts. Also a Richard Mille brand ambassador competing in this year’s Wimbledon championships was German-born Alexander Zverev. Like Nadal, he wears his watch on the courts: the RM 67-02 in Carbon TPT(R) that retails for about $132,000.
Winner Romania’s Simona Halep and second placed United States’ Serena Williams, right, pose with their trophies after the women’s singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2019.
Similarly, to take her Women’s Singles title, Halep played against Serena Williams – another all-time great tennis star. Williams is a brand ambassador for Audemars Piguet and has been seen wearing one of her favorites from the brand: the Royal Oak Offshore in 18-karat rose gold with diamonds (approximately $30,000). In fact the list goes on and on, with many other players also being watch brand ambassadors for some of the best brands.