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2017-06-28 09:21:00 CET

Swiss girls star in beach volleyball lightshow

Team Vergé-Dépré/Heidrich dazzle on court with Swatch

Here’s a beach volleyball court like you’ve never seen before.

As the time ticks ever closer to the Gstaad Major, Swiss team Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich came out of the darkness and into the light in an unforgettable performance in a video created by Swatch.

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As part of Swatch’s #KeepMovingKeepTicking campaign, one of Switzerland’s most recognizable beach volleyball duos were illuminated by a breath-taking synchronized lightshow full of color and precision for which both the players and Swatch are renowned for.

Bringing a new meaning to the term ‘night matches’, the video showcases a dazzling, never-seen-before beach lightshow that not only puts the spotlight on the girls’ skill on the sand but also shows that every second counts on court.

The team, who will head to the Gstaad Major for the first time as a team since joining forces at the start of the season, were thrilled to be involved.

“I’ve never done anything like this before, it felt a little like Star Wars on a beach volleyball court!” said Anouk. “The ball hit us several times because we could not see it. Our sense for the distances was tested!”

Joana added: “It was completely different playing under these light conditions. When you watch the video now it might seem pretty easy, but it was quite hard to see the ball coming.

“Even though playing like this was a cool experience, I still prefer our normal court and lighting!”

So while it might be a while before matches with such sparkling luminescence are seen on the Swatch Major Series, we can’t help but be impressed by this new beach experience under a different kind of light.

Search #KeepMovingKeepTicking across the Swatch and Swatch Major Series social media channels for photographs and more videos – and don’t forget the Gstaad Major runs between 4-9 July.

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