The partnership between Rolex and tennis dates back to 1978 when Rolex became Official Timekeeper of The Championships, Wimbledon.
This marked the beginning of a privileged association between two partners driven by the pursuit of excellence.
Since he won the first of a record eight men’s singles titles in 2003, Roger Federer has enjoyed a special relationship with The Championships, Wimbledon. His affinity with the hallowed grass courts has continued throughout a stellar professional career. The Swiss phenomenon underlined his remarkable longevity and dedication to his craft by winning the eighth of those Wimbledon crowns in 2017, aged 35. Renowned for his skilful, elegant play, Federer was the first man to reach an unprecedented 20 singles Grand Slam® titles.
Every Rolex Tells a Story
"I realised I could be the first Swiss to be World Number One. That’s when I was reminded that everything that has not been done before, I could achieve it."
Angelique Kerber and Wimbledon
Angelique Kerber won her third Grand Slam® singles title at The Championships, Wimbledon, in 2018 – a fitting reward for a player who has worked tirelessly throughout her career in the pursuit of excellence. Having turned professional in 2003, it took the German 13 years of dedication and perseverance before she claimed her first Grand Slam® title, at the Australian Open in 2016. She added a second at the US Open later that year, as well as claiming the World No. 1 ranking.
Björn Borg and Wimbledon
On a sunny July afternoon in 1976, Björn Borg dropped to his knees on centre court in celebration of a first Wimbledon triumph. It may have been the culmination of a boyhood dream, but it was just the beginning. Borg would win the next four titles at the All England Club and stamp himself as one of the all-time greats, adding six Roland-Garros crowns for a total of 11 Grand Slam® victories. Renowned for his unflappable demeanour, his patience and ever-consistent groundstrokes, the Swede was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987.
The Rolex Datejust is the classic watch of reference, thanks to its timeless aesthetics and precision. A perfect match with the courts at The Championships, Wimbledon, where tradition meets excellence.