Another Wimbledon tournament is concluded. Markéta Vondrouová and Carlos Alcaraz each won their first-ever championships on grass courts this past weekend. Alcaraz, a 20-year-old Spanish sensation, is now only the sixth individual Grand Slam champion. With a Rolex Daytona, but not just any Rolex Daytona, Alcaraz entered the court’s center. His model had a meteorite dial and was made of yellow gold. The decision was appropriate given his quick ascent to tennis superstar.
Wimbledon watch spotting involves more than merely observing the players’ wristwatches. Every year, hundreds of celebrities from the sports, music, and entertainment industries attend the competition. A lot of the audience members also dress up and accessorize with excellent watches. As a result, the Rolex-sponsored competition features a wide variety of watch brands and models. Here are some of the best watches spotted at Wimbledon 2023!
Carlos Alcaraz — Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
When he was only 18 years old, the Spanish athlete signed a position as a Rolex spokesperson in early 2022. Alcaraz was seen wearing a highly sought-after Rolex Daytona following the match as he accepted the Gentleman’s Singles Trophy. The watch in question was a now-discontinued Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 116500LN with a meteorite dial, a yellow gold case, and a black Cerachrom bezel. This extraordinary watch, a work of engineering, was created from the remains of an asteroid or perhaps even a planet that burst in space over a million years ago.
Novak Djokovic- Hublot Big Bang
The Djoker nonchalantly showed up to the Wimbledon press conference wearing his Big Bang wrist accessory because of his long-standing relationship with Hublot. This Swiss-made watch, which includes features like a yearly calendar and dual time zones, is the epitome of accuracy and luxury. The typical rubber or cloth strap found on the majority of Hublot models is replaced by a more exquisite metal strap in Djokovic’s version. A matte black skeleton dial and a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment are placed on top of the satin-finish, polished titanium bezel. The Big Bang also has a 72-hour power backup and 10ATM of water resistance.
Daniil Medvedev- Bovet Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two Sunshine Collection
The stunning Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter Two is both technically brilliant and aesthetically stunning. The names of 24 international cities, which correspond to the various time zones throughout the world, are printed on the rotating portion of the dome. The handmade bezel and four grade 5 titanium horns were displayed in the opening rear of the alligator skin strap with platinum stitching, which elevated it even further. The pricy watch also has a 5-day power reserve that keeps the regulating structure’s oscillations at a frequency of 21,600 v/h.
Donna Vekic- FP Journe Elegante
Donna Vekic is sponsored by FP Journe, thus it was expected that she would be sporting the 40mm FP Journe Elegante with a diamond bezel and a pink strap. The watch’s dial bears the signature hands and hour markers of F.P. Journe. The dial has a small aperture at 4 o’clock that looks to hold a miniature automated rotor. In actuality, this is a motion sensor. The watch enters a sleeping, power-saving mode if the rotor has not moved for roughly 30 to 40 minutes.
Iga Swiatek -Rolex Lady Datejust 279175
Polish Iga Swiatek was spotted sporting her rose gold Rolex Lady Datejust 279175 at a press appearance. The 28mm watch has a fluted bezel, a white dial with Roman numeral hour markings. She was also spotted wearing similar watch the year before at the US Open Tennis 2022. Given that it suits her, I assume that this is her favourite watch.
Hubert Hurkacz- Gerald Charles GC Sport Grass
The Maestro GC Sport Grass was spotted on Hubert Hurkacz of Poland. The Maestro GC Sport Grass’s lightening green dial, which mimics the fading of grass courts during competitions, and its textured finish, which creates a three-dimensional look, are designed to suggest the uneven playing surface of a tennis court. The left-hand crown and this incredibly lightweight construction guarantee maximum wearability.
Charles LeClerc- Richard Mille RM72-01 Flyback Chronograph
F1 driver Charles LeClerc was spotted sporting his Richard Mille RM72-01 Flyback Chronograph while attending the eighth day of Wimbledon. The RM 72-01 positions its subdials at 1 o’clock, 5 o’clock, and a tiny second at 9 o’clock instead of using the conventional 3-6-9 o’clock register configuration of the RM 11 series chronographs.