Article from Roberta Naas on forbes.com
Earlier this month Forbes named the world’s highest-paid female athletes of 2015.
Interestingly enough, most of those women are tennis stars – making their way to New York City this week in time for the US Open. A few of them also top out in other sports such as auto racing, golf and wrestling. Here, we bring you a quick look at the timepieces that eight out of the top 10 list of highest-paid female athletes wear on their wrists.
Tennis great and highest-paid athlete, Maria Sharapova (with an income estimated at $29.7 million), wears a TAG Heuer on her wrist. She has the right to wear any TAG Heuer she prefers and has been spotted in the Formula 1 Steel and ceramic watch with diamond pave’ center dial and diamond bezel (approximate retail $5,300).
Serena Williams, top tennis star (ranking second highest on the income list at $24.6 million) who recently took the Wimbledon Singles title, wears the Audemars Piguet 37mm Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph watch. The rubber strapped timepiece houses a self-winding movement with date display, chronograph functions and 32 brilliant-cut diamonds on it (approximate retail price, $28,600). You can read more about her recent win at Wimbledon on ATimelyPerspective here.
The third-highest- and fifth-highest-paid female athletes on the list are also tennis greats and both are Rolex brand ambassadors. Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis star ($14.6 million in income) and Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic ($8.3 million) have both been seen wearing a Rolex COSC-certified chronometer Datejust — a signature timepiece for the brand with emblematic date window and magnifying lens.
Moving to a different type of turf, Danica Patrick, Nascar driver and fourth on the list of highest-paid female athletes ($13.9 million in income), has been a brand ambassador for Tissot for years. Easily one of the most successful women in American racing, Patrick has worked with Tissot to create several Tissot T-Race Danica Patrick Limited Edition timepieces that underscore her style. You can read an exclusive interview with Danica Patrick on ATimelyPerspective here.
Sixth on the list is Petra Kvitova ($7.7 million), two-time Wimbledon Champion. The star athlete recently signed on with Ritmo Mundo, and wears a number of different timepieces in their line, including the World Timer in the brand’s Corinthian collection. Kvitova answers a few questions about time and tennis in this article onATimelyPerspective.
Throwing a curve into things, the ninth highest-paid female athlete, Stacy Lewis ($6.4 million), is a golf pro. She has won multiple tournaments and awards. A brand ambassador for Omega, she wears the Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Golf watch, with sun-brushed dial and green central seconds hand. The certified chronometer is powered by Omega’s Master Co-Axial movement that is resistant to magnetic fields.