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Wimbledon Is In Full Swing with Rolex as Official Timekeeper

June 29, 2012

BY Paul Altieri

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One of the world’s most beloved and anticipated tennis tournaments is now underway. Wimbledon is in full swing at the All England Club near London and still sports the Rolex clock that has been relied upon since 1978 by tennis stars and sports fans from around the world.

Wimbledon

This year the men’s competition will feature the world’s best tennis players including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, David Ferrer, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. And on the ladies side, the competitor list includes Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Agnieszka Radwanska, Petra Kvitova, and Serena Williams.

Rolex Tennis Masters

Tennis player about to serve the ball.

Tennis has always been closely tied to Rolex as the Datejust proves its versatility on any court.Experts are expecting 2012 Wimbledon to be an exciting battle for the world to see, which is sure to set the tone for the 2012 Olympics to be held in London as well. Top sponsors of Wimbledon including the Rolex Company are more than thrilled at the amazing level of competition that is anticipated in the days to come.

A Few Names

Throughout the many exciting years of Wimbledon tennis, Rolex has also been sponsoring the top tennis stars and currently sponsors Roger Federer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Ana Ivanovic, Jaun Martin Del Potro, Li Na, Caroline Wozniacki, and Justine Henin.

Milos Ranoic defeat Roger Federer.

Milos Ranoic at Wimbledon.

Without a doubt, Rolex’s most respected tennis star is Roger Federer who has long been associated with the Men’s Oyster Perpetual Datejust II and has been noted an avid collector of vintage Rolex. The Datejust II is known for its versatility, precision, and classic appeal, while featuring automatic winding technology, ultra-smooth 31 jewel movement, magnified date window, and waterproof case. Federer is also a pretty low-key individual and seems to prefer classic timepieces that don’t include a lot of bling. It is also rumored that he understands that a pre-owned vintage Rolex is a wise investment in today’s world.

Rolex Datejust II ref. 116333 Wimbledon dial from Bob's Watches

The Rolex Datejust II ref. 116333 with a Wimbledon dial.

Jo-Wilfried is also an exciting player to watch and the owner of a Rolex Milgauss that can withstand an amazing amount of electromagnetic energy. His passion for such a timepiece may have to do with his magnetic personality on the court and beyond.

There is no telling what this Wimbledon will bring, but without a doubt the Rolex Company is poised to come out a winner as fans become more familiar with their new and pre-owned Rolex watches and the players they sponsor.

Stay tuned for more Wimbledon news!

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