Sports fans, ahoy! The Olympic Games have just started, making it a perfect time to look back on a few Olympic-sized sports-and-watch stories. The Olympic Games are always a fun focus time for watch sponsorships, and Elizabeth Doerr loves to keep an eye on what athletes might potentially be wearing. Here are some from past games.
American swimmer Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history, having won 23 gold medals over the course of 5 Olympic Games. In addition, he is an Omega ambassador and has been since 2004, a longstanding partnership. What watches did he wear during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro? Find out here!
Roger Federer is a longtime Rolex ambassador, having lent his wrist to the brand since 2001, and as such naturally owns a few Rolex models, both new and vintage. In this video, Federer explains the personal significance of three of his favorite Rolexes.
Wrist watcher Nick Gould spotted five prominent Euro 2020 managers and coaches wearing interesting watches during the postponed UEFA Euro 2020 championships, now playing as of press time and creating lots of unexpected buzz.
Roger Federer has been a Rolex ambassador (testimonee as the brand likes to say) since 2001. In two recent videos on the Rolex YouTube account, the record-holding 20-time Grand Slam champion, known as the GOAT in tennis circles, thoughtfully explains in his own words what he loves about his Rolex watches.
In the spirit of enjoying soccer again at the highest level, Elizabeth Doerr highlights six Hublot ambassadors and friends of the brand associated with Euro 2020. They’ll be wearing the limited edition Big Bang e UEFA Euro 2020 smartwatch, which features an app dedicated to soccer enabling users to follow the competition in real time.
In 2019 Bovet made a wonderful catch when the Swiss brand announced that it had signed then world number five tennis player Daniil Medvedev. Since then Medvedev has risen to number two in the rankings and is happily wearing a Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two. Elizabeth Doerr shares his story here.
On the eve of Super Bowl LV, Elizabeth Doerr takes a look at American football legends Terry Bradshaw, John Harbaugh, and Aaron Rodgers and their watch stories.
The phenomenal young tennis player Naomi Osaka is a risk taker, ultra-talented player, and all-around nice person, a shining beacon of hopeful light inspiring athletic joy and re-inspiring tennis audiences. And as Elizabeth Doerr reports, Osaka is now a new TAG Heuer ambassador.
One charismatic coach and one cool chronograph: tennis’ premier mentor now wears a fast-paced Zenith El Primero Defy 21. Here’s the story behind Zenith’s new Defy 21 Patrick Mouratoglou Edition told by tennis journalist Miguel Seabra.