08.07.2024 - Rolex

Watches of Wimbledon

As we approach the end of the first week at Wimbledon, we’ve already seen an array of talent, an emotional goodbye and a choice strawberry-patterned suit in the crowd.

We bid farewell to 37-year-old Scottish Centre Court hero, Andy Murray, as he heads into retirement, we will still see him in action with Emma Raducanu in the mixed doubles.

We also saw Great Britain’s Jacob Fearnley crashing out against Novak Djokovic in four sets.

As the greats take to the grass, we’re of course interested in their style both on and off the court.

From the elegance of Rolex to the robustness of Hublot, there are lots of watches on show, which epitomise the true spirit of the UK’s favourite tennis tournament, standing as symbols of style and performance.

So which watches do the stars wear? Let’s find out…

Carlos Alcaraz ~ Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

The defending champion started strong in this contest, securing a convincing win in the first round against Estonian qualifier Mark Lajal​. Alcaraz’  watch of choice is the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, reference 116500LN – yellow gold with a black Cerachrom bezel and a meteorite dial. He wore it last year when he lifted the Men’s Singles Trophy. 

He was signed as a Rolex ambassador, following in the footsteps of Roger Federer. It was a yellow-gold Rolex with a black Cerachrom bezel and a fine meteorite dial – a fitting choice given his spectacular rise to tennis stardom.

Jannik Sinner ~ Rolex Submariner Date

The young Italian has quickly risen to prominence on the ATP Tour and his watch choice shows he has style on the court – and off! The world number one and top seed won his first grand slam title at the Australian Open in February and is a favourite for the title in the coming days.

He wears a Rolex Submariner Date – reference 116610LN, complete with a scratch-proof ceramic bezel. In addition, the model features a 40 mm steel case, a black dial, and an Oystersteel bracelet. It was discontinued in 2021.

Novak Djokovic ~ Hublot Big Bang Green Ceramic

We all know the Serbian loves Hublot and has been in a long-standing partnership with the quirky brand. Well, he has been spotted several times wearing a limited edition (green – of course) ceramic of the Hublot Big Bang  – reference 451.GX.5220.GX.

It’s a 42mm timepiece featuring a polished ceramic case and a satin-finished green ceramic bezel, accentuated with 6 H-shaped titanium screws. And to add, it’s a lawn-coloured dial, which complements the overall design.

Iga Swiatek ~ Rolex 1908

Recently Świątek has been seen on the circuit with a timepiece that was popular at Watches & Wonders 2023, but often goes under the radar. Her Rolex 1908 – successor to the Rolex Cellini –  in yellow gold with a white 39mm dial has accompanied her to several tournaments this year.

It’s a stunning watch; each dial is a miniature work of art. The colour, reflections and surface texture, along with decorative elements and the overall design give the watch its intrinsic character. 

Coco Gauff ~ Rolex Oyster Perpetual

The American’s choice is a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Red Grape, from the previous generation of the Oyster Perpetual collection. Offered in 34, 36, and 39mm, the Red Grape has a gorgeous burgundy dial with a sunray finish. 

With a classic look and a striking purple ‘Red Grape’ dial, this timepiece has become a highly sought after item by men and women, far outselling other Baselworld 2014 releases.

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