A masterful timepiece and the fruit of Rolex’s watchmaking expertise
The Day-Date accompanies those personalities who shape the world in their respective disciplines through their commitment, human qualities and creative genius.
PERSEVERANCE IS A LADY
With 82 World Cup victories and three Olympic medals, Lindsey Vonn has had an exceptional skiing career. She suffered a bad fall during the 2013 World Cup that resulted in serious injury, forcing her to miss the rest of the season. During her convalescence, she was given a yellow gold Day-Date with a gem-set bezel, which, for her, came to symbolize her tenacity.
Returning to the slopes for the 2014—2015 season, Vonn claimed more titles, a perfect demonstration of her inner strength. Having retired in 2019 at age 35, she continues to extend her influence to this day through the Lindsey Vonn Foundation, which funds educational and sports programmes aimed at younger generations.
“IT REMINDS ME NEVER TO GIVE UP.”
His accomplishments are exemplary: 20 Grand Slam® singles titles, six ATP Finals crowns, more than 1,200 career match wins, two Olympic medals, a Davis Cup triumph and 310 weeks ranked No. 1 in the world. Roger Federer is also known for his champion behaviour, his demeanour on court, his elegance and the ability to challenge himself and continue raising his game. With these qualities he has stood the test of time, remaining at the top of the sport for more than 15 years. Such a career of excellence would be impossible without a continuous mastery of time and the elements. This exceptional trajectory finds its natural resonance in the Day-Date he wears.
THE BIG THREE
ARNOLD PALMER, JACK NICKLAUS, GARY PLAYER:
THE DAY-DATE CLUB
In the 1960s and ’70s, these three exceptional players were at the top of their game. Over the course of their careers, they won a combined total of 34 Majors. But the legend of these three gentleman golfers goes beyond their sporting prowess. By successfully combining friendship, fair play and a fighting spirit, they proved magnificently that accomplishments should be achieved for oneself, not against others. And so, the day after what was sometimes a fierce battle on the golf course, it was not unusual to see them training and laughing together. Beyond their elegance and sportsmanship, The Big Three also shared an unwavering loyalty to the Day-Date, which accompanied them for nearly five decades.
A CINEMATIC LEGEND
The films of Martin Scorsese have captivated audiences worldwide, his 26 feature films winning a myriad of awards. This legendary director has systematically followed his own path and transformed his chosen medium.
This eclectic and humanist director has explored every genre, from period movies to thrillers, from noir to musicals and psychological dramas. The Day-Date he wears reflects his perpetual quest for excellence, as does his body of work, which is driven by the tireless search for modernity.
STEVE GUERDAT RENEWING
AN AGE-OLD DISCIPLINE
Steve Guerdat has one of the most impressive list of honours in all of show jumping. The Swiss champion is a rider unlike any other. He has won multiple medals at the sport’s highest level – Olympic Games, World Equestrian Games, FEI Jumping World Cup™ Finals and European Championships. But it is not just his victories that make him champion material. He dazzles with his elegant style and steely determination. As a true horseman, his riding style places respect for his mounts above all else. In his words: “This sport is unique because we cannot dominate alone, but always in tandem with the horse. It’s truly a philosophy of life that stays with you from morning to night.”
THE MAN WHO SAVES SNOW LEOPARDS
A world-renowned biologist, Rodney Jackson is a pioneer in the protection of endangered species. He has devoted his life to the study and protection of snow leopards, and over time, has become the world renown expert in this type of feline from the mountains of Asia. For 40 years, he has worked tirelessly with local communities, helping them to protect and live alongside this elusive and fearsome predator. The challenge is made all the more difficult as the territory of this endangered species stretches across 12 countries, including Nepal, China, Russia and Mongolia. As a Laureate of the 1981 Rolex Awards for Enterprise, Jackson was presented with a Day-Date that has accompanied him on his multiple expeditions ever since.