The link between Roger Federer and Rolex is no mystery. The now legendary Swiss tennis player has been one of the few ambassadors of the Geneva house for many years and we have often seen him wearing iconic Rolex watches, also thanks to his contribution.
A true Gentleman on and off the pitch, Roger Federer is an example of dedication, determination and perseverance. All qualities that have led him to be one of the longest-lived and greatest professional sportsmen ever. A few hours before the start of the Wimbledon Tournament, during the meeting with the press, Roger Federer said he felt "Loaded as a spring "to try to win Wilbledon for the ninth time and his 21st slam, he wore a Rolex Oyster Perpetual 124300 yellow dial.
It is one of the most sought-after watches by Rolex enthusiasts, following last year's presentation of the new colored Oyster Perpetuals, which refer to the typical “Stella” dials mounted on Day-Dates in the past.
The success of this model, compared to the “Stella” Day Date which has been re-evaluated by collectors only a few years ago, is due to the winning combination of such lively, fresh dials with the entry level models from Rolex.
The new Oyster Perpetuals, in addition to having gone from the previous 40mm to the 41mm, were equipped with the new caliber 3230. Automatic movement with Chronergy escapement which, thanks to a better ratio between escape wheel and anchor levers as well as a barrel with greater capacity, is able to guarantee apower reserve of approximately 70 hours. Accuracy has also been improved, with a daily deviation of between -2 / + 2 seconds a day.
Also considering the chromatic link with the terrain and the colors of Wimbledon, I would have expected an Oyster Perpetual green dial, but Roger with his spontaneity and that elegance of yesteryear, will probably be able to make this model even more desired - now impossible to buy at Rolex dealers, barring endless waits - and who knows it won't have another story, another success, to tell….
For more info on the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 124300, visit the website Rolex.com