Roger Federer is widely considered to be the greatest tennis player of all time, with 19 Grand Slam singles titles, an Olympic gold medal and more than 300 weeks in total as the world number one in the ATP rankings. It is little wonder, therefore, that people take great interest in him, including the things he wears.
When it comes to watches, Federer has long had an affinity with Rolex and the Swiss sportsman even signed an official endorsement deal with the brand back in 2012. As a result, he now has an extensive collection of luxury timepieces. In this article, we take a look at some of the Rolex models Federer owns and wears.
1. Rolex Datejust II 116334 Silver Blue Arabic
Perhaps the most famous watch Roger Federer owns is his Rolex Datejust II. On a number of occasions, he has spoken about its personal significance, because it was the timepiece he was wearing in 2009, after he defeated Andy Roddick, lifted the Wimbledon trophy and broke Pete Sampras’ all-time Grand Slam record. It is a stainless steel model, with a silver dial and blue Arabic numerals, making it one of the most understated watches in his collection.
2. Vintage Rolex Daytona 6263
Another model Federer has become associated with is the Rolex Daytona collection and the tennis legend’s own Daytona is said to be one of his most prized possessions. The precise model he owns is a vintage Daytona 6263 from 1981, which was given to him as a gift by his wife on his 30th birthday.
3. Rolex Day Date President 218235 Diamond & Ruby Everose
In addition to his Rolex Datejust II, Federer is also known to be an admirer of the Rolex Day Date collection and it is believed that he owns multiple versions of this watch. The Day Date is said to be his preferred choice for pairing with evening wear, or for wearing on nights out.
4. Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116506 Platinum Blue
In 2012, after defeating Andy Murray in the final at Wimbledon, Federer lifted the trophy while sporting an Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. The version owned by Federer has a platinum case, a blue dial and a Cerachrom bezel, with an engraved tachymetric scale. It utilizes the in-house Caliber 4130 movement.
5. Rolex GMT-Master II
In more recent times, such as at the 2017 Australian Open, Federer has also been seen wearing a Rolex GMT-Master II. More specifically, the model he has been seen wearing is the Reference 116710BLNR, which is often affectionately known as the ‘Rolex Batman‘, thanks to its stunning two-tone black and blue bezel.