Still off the tennis courts due to injury, Roger Federer was spotted this weekend at the 1 Formula 2022 Spanish Grand Prix with the new GMT-Master II 126720VTNR. The Swiss champion was a guest in the Mercedes garage during qualifying, where he was able to closely support Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.
It is not the first time that the Swiss tennis champion shows up in the F1 paddocks during a racing weekend. He took part in his first ever F1 race in 2016, at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, when Lewis Hamilton and teammate Nico Rosberg battled for World Championship victory.
The Swiss was a super guest in the Mercedes garage, also immortalized a few times by the cameras while observing the progress of qualifying, and before the drivers took to the track he met Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, who exchanged a few words with the winner of 20 Grand Slam titles.
But what many of you won't have missed was Federer's wristwatch: the new one Rolex GMT-Master II (ref. 126720VTNR) as well as one of the watches in demand after its presentation at Watches & Wonders 2022.
Rolex has in fact presented a new and unexpected variation of the Oyster Perpetual GMT ‑ Master II 126720VTNR, with the crown on the left side of the case, protected by the crown protecting shoulders. The date aperture and Cyclops lens have also shifted and appear at 9 o'clock. Crafted from Oystersteel and fitted with an Oyster bracelet, this watch features a two-tone one-piece Cerachrom bezel insert in green and black ceramic, a color match never seen before on this model. The graduations and printed and recessed numbers are coated with platinum via PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition).
The new version of the GMT-Master II is equipped with caliber 3285, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology, which displays hours, minutes, seconds and date, as well as an additional time zone in the 24-hour format. Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II carries the Superlative Chronometer certification. The list price of 10.500 euros.
We hope to witness Roger's return to the ATP Tour to see him play again and perhaps win another prestigious tournament!