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Zénith Defy 21 x Patrick Moratoglou : simply human

How to turn your weaknesses into strengths? Moratoglou is undoubtedly the champion of the concept. Ill-tempered, as a young boy he could not communicate with the outside world. His one and only means of expression was tennis. He excelled in this game and asked his father for permission to become a professional tennis player and make a living out of it, explaining that the discipline had therapeutic virtues. His father refused categorically, so Patrick studied and spent ten years with a shrink. And now he uses communication as a weapon, making the most of his double expertise. Not having made it in professional tennis, he set himself up as a modest tennis teacher, renting two courts in Colombes, a suburb of Paris. Patrick teaches his students to play, but above all, he listens to them, comforts them, and helps them grow. From thread to needle, or rather from rackets to strings, success arrived. The word spread that he is one of the best teachers in Europe, and he began to train his first pros. The results were quickly coming in and the champions got also interested. Later, he took Serena Williams to the top of the world and has built what is now considered the best tennis academy. Behind this journey marked by the seal of will and self-sacrifice, hides a man with unfeigned sincerity. A characteristic that immediately spoke to Julien Tornare, Zenith’s CEO, who was looking for more than just an ambassador. The brand, which is now in great shape, also experienced some hard times. The similarity of their paths, the research work and the results obtained, immediately created a relationship of trust. A relationship so strong, that the watch dedicated to the coach is the only one engraved with his message on the case middle: “It’s the small details that make the big differences”. Lightweight so as not to hinder the player, robust to withstand, skeletonized but readable, and above all hand-manufactured, it brings together all the qualities that we expect from this type of watch. Almost what we expect from a great champion…

Zénith Defy 21 x Patrick Moratoglou : simply human

How to turn your weaknesses into strengths? Moratoglou is undoubtedly the champion of the concept. Ill-tempered, as a young boy he could not communicate with the outside world. His one and only means of expression was tennis. He excelled in this game and asked his father for permission to become a professional tennis player and make a living out of it, explaining that the discipline had therapeutic virtues. His father refused categorically, so Patrick studied and spent ten years with a shrink. And now he uses communication as a weapon, making the most of his double expertise. Not having made it in professional tennis, he set himself up as a modest tennis teacher, renting two courts in Colombes, a suburb of Paris. Patrick teaches his students to play, but above all, he listens to them, comforts them, and helps them grow. From thread to needle, or rather from rackets to strings, success arrived. The word spread that he is one of the best teachers in Europe, and he began to train his first pros. The results were quickly coming in and the champions got also interested. Later, he took Serena Williams to the top of the world and has built what is now considered the best tennis academy. Behind this journey marked by the seal of will and self-sacrifice, hides a man with unfeigned sincerity. A characteristic that immediately spoke to Julien Tornare, Zenith’s CEO, who was looking for more than just an ambassador. The brand, which is now in great shape, also experienced some hard times. The similarity of their paths, the research work and the results obtained, immediately created a relationship of trust. A relationship so strong, that the watch dedicated to the coach is the only one engraved with his message on the case middle: “It’s the small details that make the big differences”. Lightweight so as not to hinder the player, robust to withstand, skeletonized but readable, and above all hand-manufactured, it brings together all the qualities that we expect from this type of watch. Almost what we expect from a great champion…