Bob’s Watches, the biggest pre-owned Rolex retailer has curated an inventory of each the lads’s and ladies’s quarterfinalists and semifinalists Rolex ambassadors and the Rolex they select to put on.
Wimbledon, what is taken into account probably the most prestigious tennis match on the earth is closing in on the lads’s quarter finals and ladies’s semi-finals this week.
Three of the gamers making an attempt to seize the title additionally occur to be Rolex ambassadors together with probably the most well-known participant on the earth and one of many highest paid, making $9M/12 months with Rolex alone, Roger Federer. Together with Roger is Karen Khachanov, the #twenty fifth seed of the match and Angelique Kerber, additionally the #twenty fifth seed.
Whereas all of those gamers have main endorsement offers, there’s one which stands above the remainder, Rolex. For the higher a part of the final half-century, Rolex has been a continuing presence within the sport, and the model at present sponsors all 4 Grand Slam tournaments, along with among the world’s high skilled gamers.
With Rolex being each a sponsor of the match and a variety of the competing gamers, you may assure that there might be a variety of Rolex watches in attendance, however which fashions do these champions put on?
Roger Federer – Rolex Datejust (that is the watch he’s been sporting at Wimbledon this 12 months)
Rolex partnered with Roger again in 2006 in what was one of many largest single endorsements for any skilled athlete on the time, a $15 million greenback 10-year contract. A ten-year contract is uncommon for sports activities stars even now, particularly when you think about how a gamers profession can fluctuate and even collapse on account of damage.
That deal led to 2016 however the Federer Rolex contract was renewed in 2017, with Roger now incomes $9 million per 12 months from Rolex and with no finish date reported it appears as if he’s now a lifelong ambassador.
Roger Federer’s favourite Rolex watch and the one that’s most related to him is the 41mm Rolex Datejust II ref. 116334 fitted with a definite rhodium-colored dial that includes blue Arabic numerals.
Angelique Kerber – Rolex Datejust
In 2011 Kerber made it to the semi-final of the US Open however was defeated by Samantha Stosur. After 15 years, she was the primary German to achieve the semi-finals of a Grand Slam. With among the winnings she purchased her first Rolex. Not simply any random Rolex nevertheless! Angelique had chosen the Rolex Datejust 36 (Ref. 116234). After her exhausting fought effort she thought it was applicable to reward herself.
Karen Khachanov – Rolex GMT Grasp II “Rootbeer”
In 2019 Khachanov, 23, signed a partnership with Rolex and he has solely gotten higher! He’s at present ranked #29 on the earth and finds himself within the quarter finals of Wimbledon 2021.
His selection of Rolex is the GMT Grasp II “Rootbeer.” Designed to indicate the time in two totally different time zones concurrently, the GMT-Grasp, launched in 1955, was initially developed as a navigation instrument for professionals crisscrossing the globe.