Audemars Piguet, the Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacture, can be proud to count this weekend’s women’s singles and men’s singles champions in Paris as its Ambassadors. Serena Williams and Stan Wawrinka are two of the very few professional tennis players who wear their watch on the court while playing and both perfectly embody Audemars Piguet’s philosophy “To break the rules, you must first master them”.
Serena’s lucky watch is the Royal Oak Offshore 67540OK.ZZ.A010CA.01 in pink gold featuring a white rubber-clad diamond-set bezel in the collection’s iconic octagonal shape. While battling flu, the world’s number one female tennis player overcame her opponent Lucie Safarova on Saturday June 6th 2015 to secure her 20th Grand Slam title. After Steffi Graff, she becomes the second tennis player ever (man or woman) to win 20 Grand Slams in the Open Era. The hard-fought victory is also her 3rd
consecutive Grand Slam, having won the 2014 U.S. Open and 2015 Australian Open. Serena is now going to Wimbledon with a chance to complete the Serena Slam, in which she’d hold all four majors at once. She did that once before in 2002-03.
Stan’s watch is the 26470ST.OO.A104CR.01 Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph with rubber strap, and it timed his victory in 3 hours and 12 minutes on Sunday June 7th 2015. Stan played lights-out tennis and defied the odds, beating the world’s number one Novak Djokovic in an enthralling final. The 30-year old struck 60 winners, twice as many as the Serb, and he used his superb one-handed backhand to devastating effect. The victory comes 12 years after he won the boys’ singles title in Paris in 2003. It’s his second Grand Slam following his 2014 Australian Open title, making him the sixth active player to win multiple major titles. Stan will now be heading to London as the world’s number 4.