GPHG 2016 Winners Gallery (and Why I Feel this is a Not-so-All-Inclusive Event)

 |  November 11th, 2016

Last night — as watch lovers know — the annual Grand Prix de Horlogerie de Geneve — GPHG — awards were held. The awards (which this year were given to 14 category watch winners and one Special Jury Prize) are often acclaimed by many in the industry as the watch world’s Red Carpet or Academy awards. Sorry, world, I beg to differ. At the risk of upsetting the organizers of the GPHG — a 15-year-long event thus far — and at the risk of being called out on the carpet (hope it’s a red one) for posting this opinion,  the awards just are not far-sweeping or all-encompassing enough to be “Academy.” To begin with, there are fees involved in the submission of watches…

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Tennis Star Stan Wawrinka (wearing his ‘Pinka’) Audemars Piguet Watch Wins the US Open

 |  September 11th, 2016

Earlier today we brought you the news of how the final set in the US Open Tennis championships would line up — with Swiss Stan Wawrinka coming up against Serbian Novak Djokovic, the clear favorite to many pundits. However, I had to be impartial. Wawrinka wears an Audemars Piguet watch during play  and this year he had the brand color-coordinate a dark pink strap for his Royal Oak Offshore to match is bold and vibrant dark pink attire. Novak Djokovic is a Seiko brand ambassador and wears a Seiko Astron GPS Solar watch (though not on the court). I have had the amazing advantage of having interviewed both athletes in  recent years and I actually like both very much –…

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US Open Tennis Championships Today: Stan Wawrinka vs. Novak Djokovic (or: Audemars Piguet vs. Seiko)

 |  September 11th, 2016

This afternoon,  the finals of the  US Open Tennis Championships promises to be a hot ticket. Today,  Stan Wawrinka battles Novak Djokovic for the title.  On his wrist, Stan the Man wears an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore with specially made dark-pink strap (to match his outfit). Djokovoic, meanwhile, does not wear a watch during play. However, he is a brand ambassador for Seiko and off the court wears the Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph that bears his name. It will be interesting to see who wins and we will bring you that news soon. Both Swiss-born Wawrinka and Serbian-born Djokovic have worked magic here at the Open and both are deserving of this final match — which should prove to be pretty awesome…

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Rio 2016 Wrap Up: From Michael Phelps to Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, the Gold, Silver and Bronze Winners are also Watch Brand Ambassadors (See what they wear)

 |  August 22nd, 2016

It was a great couple of weeks at Rio 2016, where America came out on top with the highest number of accumulated medals. The Games brought us tears of joy, cries of woe, good sportsmanship and poor sportsmanship, and a host of terrific Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners. Some of those winners are even watch brand ambassadors. Here we take a quick look at the winner’s circle in three sporting arenas. Swimming: Michael Phelps stole the swimming scene with five Gold Medals and one silver. Phelps is probably the most decorated Olympic athlete in history, with 23 Golds and 28 in total. The 31-year-old, who announced his retirement in Rio, is an Omega brand ambassador. He wears timepieces from…

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Tennis and Watches: Top 5 Watch Brands that Tennis Stars Wear on their Wrists

 |  July 11th, 2016

  What a weekend in the tennis and watch worlds. At Wimbledon, Serena Williams came out victorious on the women’s side, achieving her personal goal of  22 grand slam titles (and matching Steffi Graf’s record). On the men’s side, Andy Murray beat out Raonic in a tense final. Many of the top tennis stars playing during Wimbledon are also  watch brand ambassadors — making it a key week for watch brands, too. Here we take a look at the five most-worn brands among Wimbledon players. Williams is an  Audemars Piguet brand ambassador who wears her watch during play — a rare thing to do. Last week the brand launched a social media ad campaign in her honor. You can read all…

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