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Roger Federer and Rolex
Two Swiss Icons

Roger Federer’s retirement in September 2022 marked the end of an illustrious career that spanned 24 years and included over 1,500 matches and 20 Grand Slam victories.  Known as the Gentleman of tennis, Federer will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the greatest players of all time. His style on the court often made the game look effortless, a quality cherished by many fans and analysts alike.

However, amidst the admiration for the aesthetic beauty of Federer’s play, it’s important to recognize the depth of his qualities beyond just appearances. While he made tennis look easy and graceful, the reality was far from effortless. His success was built on an unparalleled work ethic, mental toughness, and a relentless pursuit of perfection. Federer’s ability to combine elegance with competitive fire set him apart and ensured his legacy as not only a supremely talented athlete but also a role model for dedication and sportsmanship.

Whilst he may not be active on the tennis circuit, Federer’s impact will continue to resonate, not only through his records and achievements but also through the enduring inspiration he provided to countless fans and aspiring players worldwide. Plus, it also gives us a great excuse to look at his immense Rolex collection! 

Daytona

Roger Federer’s impressive collection of Rolex Daytonas underscores the watch line’s esteemed status, particularly the Ref. 116500LN with its iconic “Panda” dial – a white face with contrasting black subdials and scratch-resistant ceramic bezel. 

This model, renowned for its sporty elegance and powered by the calibre 4130 movement, epitomizes Rolex’s blend of precision engineering and luxury aesthetics. Federer’s endorsement further enhances the Daytona’s desirability, reflecting its status as one of the most sought-after chronographs globally, prized for both its functional prowess and timeless appeal.

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Oyster Perpetual

 

Since Rolex revamped the Oyster Perpetual line in 2014, these watches have become popular for their accessible pricing and vibrant dial options, often referred to as the “OP” line by collectors who value their blend of affordability and Rolex’s craftsmanship.

The 124300 model stands out with its distinctive matte green dial, enhancing the classic Oyster Perpetual design. Its 41mm stainless steel case houses Rolex’s automatic movement, ensuring precision and reliability. Featuring an Oystersteel bracelet and case, the watch combines durability with elegance, typical of Rolex timepieces.

Appealing to seasoned collectors and first-time Rolex buyers alike, the Oyster Perpetual line offers a versatile and prestigious watch. It introduces enthusiasts to Rolex’s heritage and luxury, balancing everyday functionality with Swiss watchmaking excellence. Federer’s choice of the Ref. 124300 underscores its appeal, showcasing his admiration for Rolex’s timeless design and contemporary allure.

Day-Date 40

In 2012, Roger Federer might have claimed the yellow-gold Wimbledon trophy, but his wristwear of choice was rose gold. During this time, Federer frequently sported a rose gold Rolex watch, reflecting his sophisticated style both on and off the court.
 

The Rolex Day-Date 40, model no. 228235, is beautifully crated in 18ct Everose rose gold, perfectly complementing the chocolate dial, which features a matching President bracelet. The sunburst dial is adorned with diamonds offers a striking contrast and harmonizes elegantly with the fluted bezel.

The automatic movement timepiece includes a 40mm case with a mineral glass front. Practical features such as a concealed clasp for security and water resistance up to 100 metres complement its vivid aesthetics, making it both functional and visually stunning.
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Milgauss

In 2012, when Roger Federer was a 7-time Wimbledon champion, he showcased one of Rolex’s lesser-known models, the Milgauss, in a promotional photoshoot. The Milgauss is distinguished by its exceptional antimagnetic properties, allowing it to withstand magnetic fields exceeding 1000 gauss, a feature that is central to its name. 

Originally designed for scientists and engineers working in environments with strong electromagnetic fields, the Milgauss combines Rolex’s trademark precision with robust functionality.

One of the model’s standout features is its unique green sapphire crystal, which encircles the bezel, adding a touch of distinctive elegance to its design. This green ring not only enhances the watch’s aesthetic appeal but also underscores Rolex’s commitment to innovative and practical solutions. 

Sky-Dweller

 

Introduced in 2012, the Sky-Dweller is a relatively new addition to the Rolex catalogue. It can be seen as the luxury counterpart to Rolex’s GMT, much like the Yacht-Master is to the Submariner.

Both the GMT and Sky-Dweller track two time zones, but they do so in different ways: the GMT uses an additional hand, while the Sky-Dweller features a 24-hour wheel at the centre that rotates slowly throughout the day.

Colourways include black and white gold, mint green and white Rolesor, and an elegant blue-green exclusively in 18-karat Everose Gold on an Oyster bracelet, favoured by Federer. However, he also wears the 336934 with a blue dial and Oystersteel bracelet.

Although Federer has retired from tennis, he remains a leader in the world of luxury watches.

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The Epitome of Excellence

 

Even after retiring from professional tennis, Roger Federer’s affiliation with Rolex remains a prominent aspect of his public persona. As a longstanding ambassador for the luxury watch brand, Federer continues to exemplify the values of excellence, precision, and timeless style that Rolex embodies. His enduring partnership with Rolex extends beyond his athletic career, symbolizing a commitment to craftsmanship and sophistication that resonates with fans worldwide. Federer’s continued association with Rolex underscores his enduring influence and reputation as a global icon of sporting achievement and refined taste. His choice to maintain ties with Rolex underscores a mutual dedication to enduring quality and innovation in the world of luxury watches.

Browse our Luxury Watches

 

 

  • ROLEX AIR-KING 114200

    ROLEX AIR-KING

    • YEAR2008
    • BOXYes
    • PAPERSNo
    £5,450
  • ROLEX AIR-KING 5500

    ROLEX AIR-KING

    • YEAR1976
    • BOXYes
    • PAPERSNo
    £3,450
  • ROLEX AIR-KING 116900

    ROLEX AIR-KING

    • YEAR2021
    • BOXYes
    • PAPERSYes
    £6,750
  • ROLEX AIR-KING 114200

    ROLEX AIR-KING

    • YEAR2017
    • BOXYes
    • PAPERSYes
    £5,950
  • ROLEX AIR-KING 116900

    ROLEX AIR-KING

    • YEAR2021
    • BOXYes
    • PAPERSYes
    £6,750
  • ROLEX AIR-KING DOMINOS 14000

    ROLEX AIR-KING DOMINOS

    • YEAR2001
    • BOXYes
    • PAPERSYes
    £5,750
  • ROLEX CELLINI 6623/8

    ROLEX CELLINI

    • YEAR1990
    • BOXYes
    • PAPERSYes
    POA
  • ROLEX CELLINI

    ROLEX CELLINI

    • YEAR1974
    • BOXNo
    • PAPERSNo
    £4,000
  • ROLEX CELLINI MOONPHASE 50535

    ROLEX CELLINI MOONPHASE

    • YEAR2018
    • BOXYes
    • PAPERSYes
    £23,000
  • ROLEX CELLINI MOONPHASE 50535

    ROLEX CELLINI MOONPHASE

    • YEAR2018
    • BOXYes
    • PAPERSYes
    £22,750

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