Valentino Rossi it obviously needs no introduction. The legendary Italian motorcycling champion won yesterday for the tenth time il Dutch Grand Prix after a spectacular race. The first came twenty years ago, on June 27, 1997!

A career studded with records which, however, do not seem to satisfy 'the Doctor' who is fighting for the victory of the MOTOGP world championship again this year.

Perpetual Passion to celebrate the tenth victory in Assen, he has decided to collect a series of images showing the timepieces that the number 46 has alternated over the course of his long career.

With some certainty, we can say that Valentino's most 'loved' watchmaking house is Rolex. In recent years, various digital sports watches have alternated on his wrist, sometimes linked to sponsors, but the one between the Tavullia champion and the Geneva maison is a spontaneous love. No marketing strategy, a true meeting between two legends.

During the 2017 season it was the GMT-MASTER II BLNR 116710 to accompany him in the press conferences, while outside the circuits we spotted the GMT-MASTER II 116713 .

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Obviously he could not miss the GMT-MASTER II 126710BLRO, a model with a slightly thinner case than the previous ones. This GMT is equipped with the new generation caliber 3285, equipped with an escapement Chronorgy

The choice of a GMT-MASTER II is obviously functional as well as aesthetics. For a MotoGP rider who passes from one continent to another during the season, the possibility of being able to view the time in two time zones simultaneously is of undoubted convenience.

Among Valentino's favorites we find another sports watch. This is the most coveted and sought after model of recent years, the Rolex Cosmograh Daytona 116500LN white dial.

An iconic model from Rolex, it is the one most closely linked to the racing world. Synonymous with speed and high performance, the Cosmograph Daytona is the perfect watch for the Doctor.

Sporty timepiece and less connected to motorsport is the Rolex Yacht-Master in Everose gold 116655 with oysterflex bracelet. Sports timepiece that the 'Doctor' regularly wears on and off the circuits.

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Other Rolexes that have accompanied the Tavullia champion in these 20 years of career are the Submariner 116610LN andExplorer II 16570 black dial.