Citizen Watch Co. brand ambassador Victoria Azarenka wears the Citizen Eco-Drive Steel and Ceramic Diamond Chronograph ($695). Powered by light, the watch is crafted in ceramic with a steel bezel. It offers 12/24-hour time and date. Carroll’s Jewelers, 470 N. Main St., Doylestown, 215-345-6277
TAG Heuer brand ambassador Maria Sharapova—the highest-paid female athlete in the world—wears the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Steel and Ceramic watch ($5,300), set with a diamond pavé center, bezel, and markers, and accented with a ceramic bracelet. TAG Heuer, King of Prussia Mall, 610-992-8670
Stefanie Graf is a longtime ambassador of Longines. She wears the LonginesDolceVita ($2,900) rectangular stainless-steel watch, set with 32 Top WesseltonVVS diamonds. Govberg Jewelers, 65 St. James Pl., Ardmore, 610-664-1715
One of the Philadelphia region’s most exciting annual sporting events—Mylan World TeamTennis—returns to The Pavilion at Villanova University this summer (July 10–24), and it’s the perfect time to don a timepiece that captures the spirit of tennis. Many of the game’s top athletes align themselves with watch brands that support the sport, and these watchmakers find aesthetic inspiration in tennis to create pieces as sporty and graceful as their celebrity ambassadors.
“With Stefanie Graf and Andre Agassi as ambassadors, Longines timepieces and tennis go hand in hand,” says Danny Govberg, owner and president of Govberg Jewelers. “Designed to unite timeless style with robust function and form, an ideal tennis watch is constructed in durable materials, such as stainless steel or cutting-edge ceramic. It should feel lightweight and comfortable. Precision and accuracy are important as well—for timing is everything in tennis.”
Cofounded by tennis legend Billie Jean King in 1974—the year after her famous victory over Bobby Riggs—our area’s team, the Philadelphia Freedoms, shares its name with the hit Elton John song recorded that summer. Since then, World TeamTennis has become America’s only professional coed team sport. “The Philadelphia Freedoms continue to be a source of pride for me,” says King. “From that first year, Mylan World TeamTennis has grown, and its uniqueness has earned it a place in the hearts of fans both in Philadelphia and around the country, as the tour takes the eight teams across America throughout the month of July.”