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Watch and Brand News Audemars Piguet Winning Ambassadors

This past weekend was a big win for Stan Wawrinka and Serena Williams as they were both crowned tennis champs at the French Open.  They were not alone in their win, both players were spotted wearing their Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches.  These professional tennis players are among the few who wear their watch on and off the court.

Serena

Serena WilliamsWhile she did not wear her Royal Oak Offshore on the court this time, Serena was wearing one when she was crowned champion of the women’s singles.  Her lucky Offshore is the 67540OK.ZZ.A010.CA.01 in rose gold with a white rubber-clad diamond set bezel.  Serena’s Royal Oak Offshore is 37mm wide and 11mm thick with the classic AP octagon shape.  She overcame Lucie Safarova, June 6th, making this her 20th Grand Slam!  When she does wear the watch on the court,, she wears it on her left hand, swinging the racquet with her right except for her two handed backhand.  The watch would absorb a large amount of shock from the racquet connecting with the ball as she can hit a 200 km/h serve and is one of the strongest female players. This is also her 3rd consecutive Grand Slam after winning the 2014 US Open and 2015 Australian Open.  Next up for Serena, Wimbledon.  She hopes to be able to win all four majors, something she did once before from 2002-2002.   Serena joined the Audemars Piguet Ambassadors in December 2014 but has been wearing the watches for several years.

Stan

Stan WawrinkaStan Wawrinka wore his Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, model 26470ST.00.A104CR.01, the entire match against world’s number one Novak Djokovic.  The Royal Oak Offshore worn by Wawrinka is not a small, lightweight watch.  Instead it measures in at a width of 42mm and thickness of 14.2mm.  Wearing a heavy watch like this could be difficult while playing tennis but Wawrinka managed to play through the match and came out the champion!  He has been wearing Audemars Piguet watches since 2012 both on and off the court, featuring different models through the years.  His Chronograph timed his victory in 3 hours and 12 minutes on Sunday June 7th, 2015.  Like Serena, Stan also wears his watch on his left wrist while playing but does not use two hands while doing a backhand swing.  This major win comes 12 years after he won the boy’s singles title in Paris and is his second Grand Slam following his 2014 Australian Open title.  This win makes him the 6th active player to win multiple major titles and he will also be heading to London to compete at Wimbledon.

Be sure to catch both great players as they take on Wimbledon from June 29th through July 12th 2015 along with their lucky Audemars Piguet watches.

 

About Emily Smith
Newbie to watches but a quick learner. She loves the history of watches and loves learning how they work. She prefers Rolex and Omega watches but is learning the history behind other brands. Her watch of choice right now is her vintage Omega Ladymatic that is a mere 19mm. She has her eye on a few others including the Plum dial Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm and a Patek Twenty ~4 (4910/10 A011). While she enjoys the look of vintage watches, she is excited to learn about new models and build her collection.