Claude Bernard Ambassador Matt Grevers Breaks Record

Matt Grevers After Breaking American Backstroke Record


by John Sealander  

Claude Bernard Ambassador Matt Grevers
Wastes No Time in Breaking New Records

Claude Bernard Swiss-Made WatchesAfter winning two gold medals and one silver at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, American swimming champion Matt Grevers wasn’t ready to rest on his laurels. On Friday, November 30, 2012, Grevers set a new American record in the 100-yard backstroke with a winning time of 44.55 seconds at the AT&T Short Course Winter Nationals in Austin Texas.

The fact that the previous record, set by Ryan Lochte in 2006, has stood throughout the entire high-tech suit era shows just how fast a time Grevers record setting win really was. Matt, always the competitor, wasted no time getting back into racing shape after his amazing performance at the London Olympics. His impressive win at the Winter Nationals is a good indication that his best swimming days are still ahead of him. Since the previous 100-yard backstroke American and US Open record were the same, Grevers will now hold the record for both of them. The future looks bright for this brilliant young swimmer.

As the current brand ambassador for Claude Bernard timepieces, Matt Grevers is well aware of the importance of time. In competitive swimming, sometimes only a fraction of a second separates the winners from the losers. That’s why Matt has chosen to wear the Claude Bernard Aquarider as his personal timepiece. Although he could have chosen virtually any watch to wear, Grevers likes the Aquarider’s precision, style, and durability.

This superb 42 mm stainless steel professional diver chronograph is water resistant to 720 feet and features a protected crown and pushers. Powered by a precision, Swiss made quartz movement and equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel, along with three chronograph subdials that record intervals of 30 minutes, 12 hours and continuous seconds, this rugged, dependable watch is well equipped to time virtually any event…including future record breaking attempts.

Matt Grevers and Claude Bernard Poster


Although the Swiss made Claude Bernard Aquarider isn’t as well-known as Matt Grevers himself, it shares his well-deserved reputation. Both Matt and the watch he wears are world-class performers. If you’d like to wear the same timepiece that this record setting champion wears, contact your authorized Claude Bernard dealer today and ask to see the Aquarider Collection.

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Claude Bernard Brand Ambassador Gold Medalist Matt Grevers

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Gold Medal Winner Matt Grevers

When a swimmer wins two gold medals and a silver one at the 2012 Summer Games, he can wear any watch he wants. Matt Grevers chose to wear the Claude Bernard Aquarider.

Claude Bernard Swiss-Made WatchesAmerican gold medalist Matthew Grevers is an amazingly talented swimmer. Affectionately known as The Gentle Giant, Matt has won at least eighteen medals in major international competition, including a gold in the 100-meter backstroke, a gold in the 400-meter medley relay, and silver in the 4×100 meter freestyle relay at the 2012 Summer Games.

Matt Grevers after Winning the Missouri Grand Prix and a Succsefull ProposalGrevers achieved another kind of fame recently when he proposed to his girlfriend, fellow swimmer Annie Chandler, on the podium immediately after winning the 100-meter backstroke at the 2012 Missouri Grand Prix. A YouTube video that captured the surprise proposal has already received over 3 million views.

Even with his high profile status and busy schedule, Matt nevertheless finds time to swim four hours a day, six days a week. To stay on schedule, he tells the time with his Claude Bernard Aquarider chronograph. Gold medal winners easily could have their choice of any timepiece they wanted. Matt chose the Claude Bernard Aquarider because it met his own high standards for performance.

Swimming Champion Matt Grevers In Action

Matt Grevers Swimming the Backstroke Matt Grevers with Fiancée Annie
Sporting His Claude Bernard Aquarider
Matt Grevers Swimming the Backstroke Matt Grevers with Fiancée Annie Sporting His Claude Bernard Aquarider
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This 42 mm stainless steel professional diver chronograph watch is water resistant to 720 feet and features a protected crown and pushers. The unidirectional rotating bezel is divided into easy-to-read 60-minute increments, and the three chronograph subdials record intervals of 30 minutes, 12 hours and continuous seconds. Equipped with a precision, Swiss made quartz movement; virtually any event can be timed or measured with this rugged, dependable watch — including future gold medal attempts.

Although the Swiss made Claude Bernard Aquarider isn’t as well-known as Matt Grevers himself, it shares his well-deserved reputation for performance and style. If your interests take you to extremes, this is definitely the watch you want on your wrist. Matt Grevers understands that a Claude Bernard timepiece represents a tremendous value, combining traditional Swiss quality and craftsmanship with a contemporary, fashion forward sense of style. If you’d like to wear the same watch that this gold medalist wears, contact an authorized Claude Bernard dealer today and ask to see the Aquarider Collection.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, watchmaker and wholesale watch distributor, is the exclusive U.S. agent for exquisitely designed and crafted European luxury and fashion watch brands, distributing and servicing some of the best affordable luxury and Swiss watches and trendy fashion watches. Gevril Group also operates a full-service watch repair, staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Gevril Group by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

Join the conversation! Follow Gevril Group on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Please subscribe to the Gevril Group newsletter and blog.