Menu
FREE US, UK, DE, IT, & NL SHIPPING    DHL INTERNATIONAL    +1(888) 643-4942

by Aleta Saeger July 19, 2020 2 min read

Rolex has historically been tied to the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon. The brand has been the official timekeeper of this Grand Slam event with top stars Roger Federer, Angelique Kerber and the legend Björn Borg serving as brand ambassadors.

The Wimbledon dialed Datejust 41 features a distinct dial with dark green Roman numerals and a rhodium dial. It’s a majestic look that stands out and in a manner that exudes class. The esthetic evokes the austere beauty of the game of grass court tennis with knocking anyone over the head with the connection.

rolex Wimbledon dial


Photo credit: Winsor.bishop.co

In a sea of Datejusts, the Wimbledon dial variant is sure to spark conversations. It’s a striking dial, and it can be had in a two-tone version. Yellow gold accents will always have a place with Rolex, but to me the white gold accented version helps tone down the green accents on the dial.

The version of this dial debuted in 2009 with the Datejust II, which transitioned into the current Datejust 41 model. Critics bemoan its lack of lume, with just luminous material applied on the nine o'clock marker, hour and minute hands. It may be an odd reference point for time telling in the dark, but an attraction to a particular watch quite often is not rooted in practicality, it’s more about how a watch makes us feel when we glance at our wrist. After all, mechanical watches don’t make any sense as far as practicality goes, so we’ll embrace the Wimbledon dial for its unique look on the wrist.

rolex Wimbledon dial
Photo credit: SDWatches.com

Wimbledon dial Datejust models aren’t too difficult to purchase. Here’s one on the pre-owned marketplace for just shy of $9,000. This unboxing video from Millenary Watches accurately shows how the dark rhodium dial can look very different under various lighting conditions. Rolex does rhodium very well as it’s not exactly silver or grey, but rather a very appealing blend of shades to showcase its high-end nature.

Like most Datejust models, we think the Wimbledon is equally appealing in any configuration. The central theme of dark green Roman numerals set against a dark dial lend versatility. Jubilee or Oyster bracelet, two-tone or white gold, fluted or smooth bezel, the unmistakable Wimbledon dial sets you apart with class. The look doesn’t overtly call attention to itself, but style hounds will take notice.

rolex Wimbledon dial
Photo credit: amitdevhanda.com

Under Rafael Nadal wearing his Richard Mille while playing to win the French Open, Rolex ambassadors usually strap on their timepieces for post-match photo ops. But you can certainly wear your Wimbledon dial Datejust 41 while playing at your local courts even for your own pleasure in knowing your watch as a special connection to the oldest tennis tournament in the world.

Aleta Saeger
Aleta Saeger



Also in The Everest Journal

Don’t Forget These Four Things When Buying Vintage Watches
Don’t Forget These Four Things When Buying Vintage Watches

by Theresa DiMartini January 19, 2021 3 min read 0 Comments

Read More
What Does a Complete Rolex Box and Papers Look Like in 2021?
What Does a Complete Rolex Box and Papers Look Like in 2021?

by Theresa DiMartini January 18, 2021 3 min read 0 Comments

Read More
Three Reasons to Get your Hands on Everest’s Hot New Watch Roll
Three Reasons to Get your Hands on Everest’s Hot New Watch Roll

by Aleta Saeger January 17, 2021 4 min read 0 Comments

Read More