Ace: A Rolex Explorer, Wimbledon, And The Maurice De Mauriac Lawn Tennis NATO Strap
Aside from the obvious, visiting Wimbledon is not like attending a Kiss concert for one major reason: people don’t dress up quite so enthusiastically, preferring instead to maintain traditional English decorum.
At Kiss concerts, a disproportionately large amount of fans (affectionately known as the Kiss Army) actually attend the show wearing Kiss-styled makeup, or at the very least a band t-shirt.
Tennis fans attending Wimbledon are no less ardent about the most important tennis tournament on earth, though it would admittedly be quite difficult to spend a hot summer day watching tennis with face paint on.
So, aside from wearing a boring old tennis shirt – Wimbledon only allows white tennis clothes on court – how could you display your passionate spirit for others to see and engage with?
Maurice de Mauriac has come up with a fantastic solution for fans of the white sport and horology alike. “Tennis and Timepieces” journalist Miguel Seabra perfectly models the best possible combination: a Wimbledon-colored NATO strap on a timepiece made by the main sponsor of the All England Lawn Tennis Championships: Rolex.
Rolex has been the main sponsor of “the championships” since 1978. (Please read Rolex And Wimbledon: A Match Made In (Tennis) Heaven for a more complete history of this partnership.)
Unfortunately, Rolex has not (yet) made a special edition wristwatch for Wimbledon, nor has it ever taken the initiative to create a special strap, bracelet, or dial (I’d be the first in line to get one!).
Zurich-based boutique brand Maurice de Mauriac has created just the right accessory for any Rolex (or any other brand) and all fans of great tennis and the famous tournament: a comfortable Wimbledon-themed NATO strap in three lug sizes.
The textile strap, which was co-designed by Seabra, touts the Wimbledon dark purple and green corporate colors, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club’s colors since 1909.
For more information on how to obtain one for yourself, please visit www.mauricedemauriac.ch/en/accessoires/nato—fabric-straps/fabric-strap.