As the 2023 Fifa Womens Soccer Worldcup is underway in Australia and New Zealand, it’s time we look into some of the female stars of the sport and the timepieces they wear.
The 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup is the 9th edition so far, and with each tournament passing becoming an ever more popular event around the world. The tournament is held a year after the men’s edition, and for the first time for the Women’s World Cup, the tournament has been expanded to include 32 teams.
With this prestigious sport comes the many stand-out stars from each team. As they stand out on the pitch with their performances, outside of the pitch they show their taste in fashion and their taste in luxury timepieces. In this article, we present some of the female international stars that represent the sporting world of football and the watches they’ve been spotted with!
Seen as one of the best forwards in Woman’s football history, Sam Kerr is a proud Australian football star. The captain of the Australian National Woman’s team, the Matildas, and current club player for Chelsea Football Club, she holds quite a few records for herself. Records such as all-time leading goal scorer for W-league and Matildas along with National Woman’s Soccer League Golden Boot just to name a few.
IWC recently (June 29th, 2023) was proud to announce Sam Kerr as the newest Friend of the Brand. Kerr states in regards to this partnership “I am excited to represent IWC because it is a company that celebrates those who follow their dreams,” states Kerr. “Throughout my career, I have always stayed true to myself which is something IWC and I have in common. Whether it is through sports or engineering watches, we strive for excellence by doing things our own way.”
With this partnership, Sam Kerr has been spotted wearing quite a few IWC watches, in particular their chronograph models. One of her go-to timepieces has been the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Rose Gold Green Dial (Ref. IW388110). The timepiece features the brand’s in-house Calibre 69385 movement giving out a power reserve of approximately 46 hours.
Megan Rapinoe is a current American professional soccer player that plays as a winger for the United States National Team and also OL Region at club level. Megan Rapinoe was part of the 2019 squad of the United States National Team that won the prestigious Women’s World Cup Trophy. Not only was she part of the winning team, she played a crucial role in the final but scoring a penalty.
Off the field, she has good taste in timepieces, with her being spotted wearing a Rolex Day Date “President”. This Day-Date 40 model is made from 18 ct yellow gold with a champagne-color dial, fluted bezel, and the iconic President bracelet. It’s been said that Megan Rapinoe bought herself the Day-Date 40 as a gift for winning the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
Leah Cathrine Williamson OBE is an English professional Football player who currently plays for Arsenal and is Captain’s the English Womens National Team. Leah Williamson has spent almost all of her career at the domestic level at Arsenal where she has won many accolades with the team and also on a personal level. Although she has won the Euro’s and is a national hero, unfortunately, she was not able to make the cut for the 2023 Women’s World Cup as she ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament in April, forcing her to sit out of the England squad and give the captaincy to Millie Bright.
Leah’s choice of watch brand also appears to be Rolex, as she has been seen wearing a Rolex Datejust 36mm two-tone. This model comes with a steel case and a two-tone jubilee bracelet. Matching the gold of the bracelet is a beautiful champagne dial, followed by the iconic large Cyclops date window at 3 o’clock.
Lucy Bronze is another Professional English Football player that has achieved great success. Her hard work and ability has made her a consistent contender for FIFA Player of the Year Award. She currently plays at the club level for Liga Futbol Club Barcelona and also the English Women’s national team. Some of her personal accolades include being named BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year for 2018 and 2020 along with being named the first English footballer to win the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year Award.
Much like her English compatriot, Leah Williamson, Bronze also prefers to wear a two-tone Rolex. She has been spotted wearing a Rolex Datejust 16013 on Jubilee Bracelet. Like Leah’s Rolex, this model has a 36mm stainless steel case with a two-tone Jubilee bracelet made from stainles steel and 18k yellow gold. The dial is white with Roman numerals in 18k yellow gold, along with the the Cyclops date window at 3 o’clock.
One of the biggest American icon’s when it comes with Women’s Football, Alex Morgan achieved quite a lot of success in her career as a professional footballer. For her international success, the pinnicle is her winning both the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She has acheived numerous success on club level as well, including the prestigious UEFA Women’s Champion League. Her personal accollades are too long to list here, but does include a host of golden boots for her role as a Foward.
Outside the world of football, Alex Morgan is ambassador for Hublot, and she has been seen wearing a range of Hublot timepeices. One of her favourite Hublot’s seems to be the Big Bang One Click Steel Blue Diamonds 39MM, which she collaborated with Hublot. The polished and satin-finished stainless steel comes with a bezel 42 diamonds totaling ~1.00ct. The watch is perfectly complimented with a blue rubber and alligator leathe strap.