Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was sporting the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M Ceramic Bezel watch on his left wrist last week at the brand’s Miami Design District boutique during a celebration honoring him as their newest ambassador.
“I was always a big fan, but I had never worn their watches until about a year ago,” Stanton said. “I was attracted to their overall worldwide respect and the level of ambassadors that they have who come together to help get their ‘Don’t Crack Under Pressure’ message out there. So I jumped at the opportunity to be an ambassador.”
The $2,500 watch was also resting on his left wrist and hand, which was injured back in June and has kept him out of the Marlins lineup all summer. The Marlins’ baseball season ends Sunday in Philadelphia.
“It’s been tough, but I don’t like to dwell on it too much,” Stanton said of the injury. “It’s never fun to sit and watch, especially when you think you could be impacting the game. It’s just an unfortunate circumstance. The wrist is coming around — I don’t know about through the end of the season, but it’s getting better.”
The party at the Swiss luxury watch brand’s store also included an appearance by the NERVO twins, the top-ranking female DJs in the world, who taught Stanton how to spin some music from the DJ booth.
While the NERVO twins were wearing flashy sequined sets, Stanton was in fitted, business-like attire. “I like the new and upcoming stuff and not really tied to brands,” Stanton said of his personal fashion style. “I just want the pants and shoes to match — it doesn’t have to be a high-end brand for me to wear it.”
But when it comes to watch brands, Stanton said his teammates are supportive of TAG Heuer, his first off-the-field endorsement deal.
“They are all sending me their orders for Christmas, so I will see what I can do for them.”