Roger Federer has been a Rolex ambassador for more than a decade now. Throughout their partnership, he made history many times over — becoming the first tennis player to have 20 Grand Slam titles, and the record for most titles at Wimbledon.
Time stops when Roger is on the court, but he decides to wear a Rolex on his wrist anyway. Let’s take a trip down memory lane with Roger’s Rolex watches:
Rolex Datejust II
This is perhaps Roger’s most famous watch. He has spoken about its significance many times — it was the watch he was wearing in 2009 when he beat Pete Sampras’ all-time Grand Slam record. The understated Rolex Datejust II in stainless steel has blue Arabic markers.
“Roger Federer Canada” by johnwnguyen via Flickr, licensed by CC BY 2.0
Roger’s journey is not without its downs; and Rolex has been his constant all throughout. For the 2010 Rogers Cup where he was defeated by Andy Murray, he wore a stainless steel Rolex Cosmograph Daytona with a white dial.
“2010 Roger’s Cup Finalists” by johnwnguyen via Flickr, licensed by CC BY 2.0
Rolex GMT-Master II Batman
In 2012, Roger reached the Olympic final after beating Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina. He was wearing what appears to be the Rolex GMT-Master II Batman, which comes with a blue and black bezel. He would wear the watch again during his 2017 Australian Open win. Photo from Australian Open on Twitter
By 2013, Roger was already the world’s greatest tennis player. The then 7-time Wimbledon champion liked to wear lighter Rolex watches on the court; and here he is wearing a Rolex Milgauss with a black dial and green crystal. Photo from Roger Federer on Instagram
Rolex Datejust 41 Wimbledon Dial
For his eighth record Wimbledon title last year, Roger chose to wear this steel and gold Rolex Datejust with a slate grey dial and Roman numerals. Oftentimes referred to as the “Wimbledon” dial, this watch features hints of green which is a nod to the tournament. Photo from Roger Federer on Instagram