Perfect Rolex Wimbledon, A Watch With Swing
The relationship between Rolex and tennis dates back to 1978, the year when copy Rolex became the official timekeeper of the Wimbledon Championships, thus establishing a partnership between the two brands with a common goal: excellence.
One watch that became emblematic of this tournament was the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41, known as the Wimbledon Rolex, or simply the Wimbledon Rolex, with its reference number 126300 and its own variations as it was reshaped over time and the evolution of the sporting event.
There is no doubt that tennis as a sport conveys precision, commitment, achieving goals, and elegance, concepts that are the pillars of the Genoa-based company, which is why one of the longest-lasting relationships between a brand and sporting events exists between Rolex and Wimbledon.
This particular model has evolved over time without losing its essence, and its elegance has increased, being the two most characteristic models of the Datejust 41 collection, namely steel, and gold.
The luminous reflections on the lugs and sides highlight the refined shape of its 41 mm Oyster case, crowned by a smooth bezel, which has become one of its most recognizable features.
In terms of aesthetics, the Datejust has remained constant over the years and these features have made this watch one of the most recognized and identifiable among its traditional versions.
Throughout its history, replica Rolex has created iconic models that have become watchmaking classics. One of the characteristics of this brand is its great business alliances or its involvement in historical events.
One such case was that of Mercedes Gleitze, a woman who in October 1927 was the first to swim the English Channel in 15 hours and 15 minutes; however, a few weeks later, a woman said she achieved it in 13 hours, which forced Mercedes to cross the Channel again, but now she wears a fake Rolex around her neck watch to time her feat.
Rolex's legacy is filled with stories like this, from its help to the Pan-American pilots. Sir Edmund Hillary first wore a Rolex when he conquered Mount Everest, linking himself to major sporting events such as tennis.