Traditionally, whenever you'd look at a tennis players wrist you'd expect to see a sweat band & maybe some tape. However over the years we've seen more & more players sporting a series of high-end timepieces. Why?
Sponsership. High end watch makers like; Rolex, Audermars Piguet and Richard Mille, understand the marketing potential of these megastars. Almost every top 20 player will wear a watch post match and some even opt to wear one during matches.
Rafael Nadal wears a Richard Mille RM27-03, with a list price of approx. $725,000 USD. Nadal's model pays heritage to Spain with complimentary colours. This watch is limited to 50 pieces worldwide. Richard Mille's manufacturing process ensures, it's not only strong enough to withstand the pressure of a grand slam final, but also made to withstand 10,000G's of force.
Despite its astronomical price, this work of art will pair beautifully with your casual outfits.
Wear it with a Cutler & Co Lamont polo, and tapered jeans. Wear it in the cooler months with the AT.P.CO padded jacket. Alternatively opt for a smart-casual look and pair it with the Bertigo Tosh shirt and chino pants.
Serena Williams wears a Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore which (if you can get hold of one) will cost around $70,000. Serena is known to have an amazing collection, only last month she was spotted wearing a $1.25 Million Audemars Piguet to an event. They have been in partnership since 2014.
Whilst versatile enough to wear casually, the AP can be dressed up with a Caliban dress shirt and blazer.
Rolex and Federer's relationship dates bate several years now, with the tennis champion snapped wearing a variety of different pieces from the Rolex collection. He is often spotted wearing the brands stainless steel models, in particular the GMT-Master II.
The GMT-Master II's stainless steel band allows it to be worn with just about anything. This is a piece that's just as comfortable with a basic tee and shorts as it is with your dinner suits.
Compliment your wristwatch with beaded or leather bracelets.