06 Feb Delray Beach Open by The Venetian Names Fitting Official Timepiece Partner
The Delray Beach Open Proudly Announces
Ulysse Nardin as Official Timepiece Sponsor
Luxury Swiss Watch Manufacturer Brings Timeless Elegance to the Event
Boca Raton, Fla. (January 27, 2014) – The Delray Beach Open is proud to announce Ulysse Nardin as the official timepiece sponsor of the 2014 event. The 10-day tournament, which is expected to attract more than 50,000 spectators to Delray Beach and Palm Beach County, Florida from all over the U.S., kicks off on Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day weekend and runs through February 23rd.
As the exclusive timepiece sponsor, Ulysse Nardin commissioned the official event countdown clock on tournament’s website, and will display oversized branded clocks on the stadium court showing the time and length of each match. Ulysse Nardin will showcase an array of luxurious timepieces throughout the event and will be onsite to educate attendees about the company’s marine heritage and industry advancements.
“An event like the Delray Beach Open is the perfect match for South Florida timepiece connoisseurs and sports enthusiasts,” said Nelson Lucero, vice president of sales and marketing for Ulysse Nardin. “We are looking forward to sharing our love of craftsmanship and precision with spectators as they watch tennis professional’s express their own creativity and power at the highest level.”)
Each handcrafted timepiece ranges from $6,500 to over $1 million and only 20,000 timepieces are produced annually. The company recently opened their third mono-brand boutique in the United States at the Ritz Carlton New York, Central Park South. This boutique joined the brand’s two Florida flagship boutiques, located in Town Center at Boca Raton and the Aventura Mall. Ulysse Nardin timepieces can also be found at 55 authorized retailers nationwide. The U.S. headquarters in Boca Raton houses the company’s only service center in the U.S. and includes six Swiss-trained watchmakers.
In addition to Ulysse Nardin, several national and South Florida-prominent organizations and businesses have joined as sponsors of the 2014 Delray Beach Open. This year’s presenting sponsor is The Venetian® Las Vegas, and equally impressive sponsors include, but are not limited to, the City of Delray Beach, Champion Porsche, Michelob Ultra, CBS Outdoor, Unique Travel of Palm Beaches, Inc. and Regent Seven Seas Cruises®.
Each year the tournament impresses spectators with its stellar lineup of tennis legends and current stars, events and entertainment, and the desire to become more than a tennis tournament but a lifestyle event. The event this year will include 40+ hours of live domestic HD TV coverage and 52 hours of live international coverage in 158 countries. Hospitality events include: Ladies Day Luncheons, VIP Sponsors Party, Valentine’s Dinner Party, Box Holders’ Series Reception and corporate and tennis club dinners/fundraisers are held in the on-site Hospitality Pavilion. Adult and junior tennis events include: Legends Clinic, Doubles Club Championships, USPTA special events, USTA Kidz Day, Bryan Brothers Clinic, Legends Clinic, NCAA College Matches and more.
About Ulysse Nardin
Swiss Watch Manufacturer Ulysse Nardin, founded in 1846, has been dedicated to excellence for over 167 years in manufacturing mechanical timepieces. Among the most reliable ever made, Ulysse Nardin’s marine chronometers are still sought by collectors around the world. Ulysse Nardin continues to be in the forefront of watch-making technology by pioneering new materials in manufacturing high precision movement components and most innovative timepieces. The company’s U.S. offices are in Boca Raton, Florida and can be reached by calling 561.988.8600 or visiting ulysse-nardin.com.