Dates with destiny
At the beginning or pinnacle of a career, under the spotlight or behind the scenes, dates with destiny come to those who succeed in seizing the day. A unique, classic and timeless watch, the Datejust spans eras. A front-row spectator to a day like no other and the embodiment of a classic, ever-evolving elegance, it continues to make dates with destiny. Perpetually.
the feat of a champion
Known for his remarkable career marked by consistent highs, and driven by unwavering determination, Roger Federer fondly remembers one day in particular. On 5 July 2009, he won The Championships, Wimbledon, breaking Pete Sampras’s record and becoming the first man to win 15 Grand Slam® singles titles. In the photo immortalizing this triumph, cup in hand, Federer reveals a Datejust on his wrist, with purple hues echoing the Wimbledon logo. Today, he remains particularly attached to this watch, which recalls a unique and defining point in his career.
“It was like a perfect storm, and the watch was part of it.”
A victory and a crowning achievement
Roland-Garros, Saturday 10 October 2020. A historic date in the career of Iga Świątek. At 19, she won her first Grand Slam® title on the Parisian clay without dropping a single set during the tournament. A year and a half later, she became World No. 1 during a 37-match winning streak, capped by her triumphs at four WTA 1000 events, her second Roland-Garros crown and her first at the US Open.
“This watch is perfect because it’s elegant, fairly small and simple: I appreciate its comfort and simplicity in my everyday life.”
reaching new highs
For skier Lara Gut-Behrami, the 2020-2021 season was a date with destiny in more ways than one. She won four consecutive World Cup Super-G races, then two gold medals at the world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, one in the Super-G, the other in the giant slalom. She followed this up with a bronze in the downhill event. With these results, the Swiss skier took her international career to new highs after winning the World Cup overall title in 2016 and a downhill bronze at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
Fighting for the planet
On 21 June 2021, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim was recognized by the Rolex Awards for Enterprise for her efforts to combat the consequences of climate change in the Lake Chad region. With the help and ancestral knowledge of local communities, the Chadian geographer has created an interactive map of natural resources – the only livelihood for communities in the Sahel. “Young generations, both women and men, come together and map out their knowledge and resources and gain a better understanding of how to share them,” she explains. Thanks to the Rolex Awards, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim has broadened the scope of her project, extending her work to other regions in Chad and neighbouring countries.