Carlos Alcaraz's Rolex Daytona Demonstrated His Excellence At Wimbledon
Carlos is not only a tennis prodigy but also a watch connoisseur. The 20-year-old Spaniard triumphed over Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final on Sunday and then received the championship trophy with a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona that was truly extraordinary.
The watch, Ref. 116519 LN, had a 18 - karat yellow-gold case, a black Cerachrom bezel, and a meteorite dial. Yes, a meteorite. As in, a fragment of rock that originates from outer space and somehow reached Earth. And then somehow ended up on Carlos Alcaraz's wrist. This remarkable material has been used by Rolex for several years, but it was discontinued for the Cosmograph Daytona models last March. Therefore, watches like Alcaraz's have become very rare and expensive on the secondary market.
But the watch was not just a visual marvel. It also had the Daytona's distinctive tachymeter on the bezel and three subdials for chronograph functions. It operated on Rolex's own caliber 4130 and had an approximate power reserve of 72 hours. It was also water resistant 330 feet (100 meters). And it had a refined black Oysterflex bracelet that looked comfortable and elegant.
Alcaraz has been associated with Rolex since he was 18, when he became one of their ambassadors. He also wore a splendid Daytona when he won his first Grand Slam at the US Open last year. He clearly has a sophisticated taste when it comes to watches.
Djokovic, on the other hand, was wearing Hublot on Sunday. The 36-year-old Serb put on a green Big Bang to accept his runner-up prize. The watch has a 42 mm case, bezel, and bracelet made of green ceramic. It also had a skeleton dial that displayed Hublot's HUBB1280 UNICO movement. It was limited to 250 pieces and priced at $24,100. Djokovic has been with Hublot since 2021, and wore a blue Big Bang at the French Open last month. That win helped him achieve the record for the most Grand Slam titles ever.
These two men are not only outstanding at tennis, but also at selecting watches.