StarWing Sports Press Release, March 20, 2019
Swiss luxury watchmaker Breitling announces the signing of British number one and 2017 Wimbledon semi-finalist, Johanna Konta.
Breitling UK Managing Director Gavin Murphy says: “Breitling and Johanna Konta are linked by a shared endeav- our and a common goal: the pursuit of excellence. By representing Britain and being a master in her field as number one, Johanna truly encompasses the concept of best in class. We are thrilled to welcome Johanna to the Breitling Squad.”
Johanna says: “I am so honoured to be part of the Breitling family. For many years now I have been an avid watch fan, so now to be associated with Breitling is a dream come true. What I admire most is they are con- stantly striving to be best in class with excellence and precision and I will do my utmost best to make them proud.”
— Johanna Konta (@JohannaKonta) 19. März 2019
Breitling and Konta distinctly align with their committment to maintaining excellence, along with a passion for being the best in their respective fields. Konta is the ultimate embodiment of Breitling’s dynamic values of action, purpose, style and pioneering spirit.
This exclusive partnership continues to establish Breitling’s place in the sporting world, following the introduction of the Explorer Squad, Triathlon Squad and Surfer Squad in 2018 – illustrating the three thematic pillars that represent Breitling: air, sea and land.
The former world number 4 obtained her career high after a historic, record-breaking run at the All England Club in 2017, with her quarterfinal match being the most viewed women’s Wimbledon match in UK ever. As a double Grand Slam semifinalist (Wimbledon 2017 and Australian Open 2016) and a triple WTA Tour title winner, Johanna is a force to be reckoned within the women’s game.
Since 1884, Breitling has established a global reputation for high-precision timepieces, its pioneering role in the development of the wrist chronograph, and its uncompromising commitment to design excellence. With the brand’s storied association with aviation, Breitling has shared the finest moments in human- kind’s conquest of the skies. Renowned for its spirit of innovation, it has also earned a place of privilege in the worlds of science, sport, and technology. Breitling manufactures its own movements in-house, and the quality of every watch is confirmed by its status as a COSC-certified chronometer, made in Switzerland.