In matters of style, to win the match, one may as well surround oneself with experts in good taste and masters of their craft. Swatch fulfils this role for tennis fans every year at Roland-Garros by offering special-edition watches that help spectators to experience the pace of the clay-court tournament without missing a second of it. In 2017, the Swiss watchmaker has launched two new items in honour of Roland-Garros: the “Tie Break” chronograph and the “Belle de break” watch.
Two 'Breaks' up
Up in the stands of Roland-Garros Stadium, Swatch’s exclusive, elegant, colourful and incredibly precise watches are likely to attract admiring – and envious – glances. For those who wish to accurately time some of the more lengthy rallies, the “Tie Break” is the ideal companion. As for the ladies, the “Belle de Break” Gent watch features a face that highlights the 0-15-30-40 numbers, a nod to tennis’ unique scoring system.
Keeping wtach at Roland-Garros
While a love for graceful play runs through the veins of all Roland-Garros enthusiasts, Swatch’s elegance only adorns the wrists of the most astute among them. Bearing the tournament logo, these two models also boast the colour most associated with the event, with orange lines – representing the clay courts – on the strap, the bezel and even the hands. In addition, each watch is presented in a bag especially designed for Roland-Garros.