On the planet of tennis, there’s one identify on everybody’s thoughts in the meanwhile: Carlos Alcaraz. The 20-year-old Spanish sensation defeated seven-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic after almost 5 hours on the courtroom throughout the males’s singles ultimate at Wimbledon on Sunday. Nevertheless it wasn’t simply Alcaraz’s highly effective strokes and strategic performs that caught viewers’ consideration. The uncommon Rolex Cosmograph Daytona he donned whereas claiming his championship trophy was to not be missed—and undeniably greater than a sartorial assertion.
Like Wimbledon, the oldest and most prestigious tennis match the place gamers from world wide collect annually, Rolex is understood for its custom and grandeur. With a definite meteorite dial (Gibeon, to be actual) that got here from an asteroid or planet older than Earth, Alcaraz’s timepiece nods to the legacy that preceded him on Wimbledon’s courts, and within the sport of tennis as a complete.
Meteorite dials have been discontinued from Rolex’s Daytona portfolio earlier this 12 months, making the tennis participant’s watch even rarer. However Rolex presently has an identical Rolex Cosmograph Daytona mannequin in 18k yellow gold with the identical bezel and Oysterflex bracelet accessible for these seeking to sport the model (for $30,600).
As for Alcaraz, this probably gained’t be the final time we see him carrying a Rolex—or claiming a championship trophy, for that matter. He grew to become a Rolex model ambassador at simply 18 years outdated and wore one other Rolex Cosmograph Daytona (Ref. 116500LN) to simply accept his first Grand Slam title, on the U.S. Open, in 2022. Hey, it’d simply be his good luck appeal.
Prime: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona (Ref. 116519LN) in 18k yellow gold with black Cerachrom bezel and meteorite dial on an Oysterflex bracelet
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