Wimbledon just wrapped up, but you may be wondering about the famous watch brand’s name you saw splashed everywhere. Rolex’s partnership with professional tennis stretches back more than four decades, and has seen the brand’s watches worn by some of the sport’s biggest names. The pairing began in 1978 with Rolex sponsoring Wimbledon, but has grown over the years to include all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. Enter the Rolex Datejust with a Wimbledon dial.
Knowing that, it’s no surprise that a variation on one of Rolex’s most iconic models has taken on the Wimbledon name. The Rolex Datejust “Wimbledon” is a unique watch with a rhodium dial, green Roman numerals, and striking style. It sticks out in the sea of other Datejust models because of its bold dial, and the coloring makes it one of the most unique models in the Rolex catalog.
The current Datejust can be had with a Wimbledon dial in different sizes and with various combinations of metals and components. Rolex offers the watch with a smooth or fluted dial and in a few different metal combinations. As with other Datejust models, the configuration you choose should reflect how you’ll use the watch. Rolex’s Jubilee bracelet and fluted bezel are flashy and are mostly reserved for watches worn in dress situations. The smooth bezel and oyster bracelet are sportier and give the Datejust a more casual look.
It’s also important to note that the Roman numeral dial brings a more formal attitude to the watch by default. The setup is a classic design for upscale dress watches, so it’s something you’ll need to consider when shopping for a Wimbledon dial Datejust. Finally, remember that no matter which model you choose, you’re getting a watch that will stand up to wear, tear, and time. Even the flashiest Datejust models offer robust water resistance and long power reserves.