The Wimbledon Tournament, the most anticipated event for tennis fans, finally started on 27th June and will run until Sunday, 10th July. It is arguably the oldest and the biggest tennis tournament in the world and is widely regarded as the most prestigious tournament of all. No wonder many luxurious brands are behind the event.
Rolex is among the brands that have supported the event for years. In 1978, they became the official timekeeper of this English summer ritual, marking the start of a blossoming relationship. To symbolize their fruitful relationship, Rolex introduced the Wimbledon dial in 2009 that comes with a slate grey face and Roman markers outlined with a classic green color. Many have seen this design as a nod to the green fields of Wimbledon.
As many watch enthusiasts and tennis fans know, some of the Wimbledon biggest stars are also “brand ambassadors” for some watch brand or other. So which watches will we see during the event? We don’t know yet, but we will regularly update the post. So, keep your eyes peeled.
I also welcome you to visit my other blog about luxury watches spotted at Wimbledon 2023.
Watches at Wimbledon 2022: Rafael Nadal and Richard Mille RM 27-04
Rafael Nadal and Richard Mille RM 27-04
During a training session one day before the Wimbledon started, Nadal was seen wearing his $1 Million Richard Mille RM 27-04 Tourbillon ‘Rafael Nadal.’
When it comes to wearing a watch during a tennis match, Nadal is the pioneer. He was often seen wearing his RM watch both during a match or training session. We are sure that the watch that features a tennis-racket-like motif, a “TitaCarb” case, is very comfortable to wear because it only weighs 30g (including the strap). Moreover, it is said to be able to withstand shocks.
Goran Ivanisevic and Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium Blue Ceramic
Goran Ivanisevic and Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium Blue Ceramic 441.NL.5171.RX
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic’s coach, Goran Ivanisevic, attended the men’s singles tennis match between Djokovic and South Korea’s Kwon Soon-woo on the first day of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. He was spotted wearing the 42mm Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium Blue Ceramic.
Retail Price: $20,900
Hubert Hurkacz and Gerlad Charles Sport Titanium
Hubert Hurkacz and Gerald Charles Sport Titanium
During his match against the Spanish A. Davidovich Fokina, the Polish Hubert Hurkacz was seen wearing the Gerald Charles Sport Titanium, based on Monsier Genta’s maestro case, featuring the screw-down crown on the left side and designed to be ergonomic and supremely comfortable.
Retail price €16,000
Iga Swiatek and Rolex Datejust 36
Iga Swiatek and Rolex Datejust 36 126234
Iga Swiatek, Polish professional tennis and currently ranked world No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association, began her Wimbledon campaign on Tuesday afternoon, 28th June, with a first-round clash against Jana Fett.
The world’s number one women’s tennis player took care of Jana Fett with 6:0 and 6:3. During the match Iga was spotted wearing the Rolex Datejust 36 Ref. 126234 with a fluted bezel and a blue motif dial.
Market price June 2002 €13,500
Serena Williams and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
Serena Williams and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 26048 Lady Chronograph
Serena Williams’ hopes of a victorious return to Wimbledon after a year out unfortunately ended with a loss to the French Harmony Tan in the first round of Wimbledon on Tuesday, 28th June. Such an exciting match!
An interesting sight during the game was that she was seen wearing a Royal Oak Offshore 26048 Lady Chronograph, BUT she wore it upside down – I wonder why? The watch was introduced in 2010 and features a stainless-steel case with a white rubber-clad & diamond-set bezel.
Retail Price: $28,600
Roger Federer Watch: Rolex Daytona ‘Orange’
Roger Federer and Rolex Daytona 116588SACO
Tennis legend and also Rolex’s most famous brand ambassador, Roger Federer, attended the Wimbledon 2022, not for competition, but for a celebration of its former champions in a ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the tournaments at the All England Club.
During the event, he was spotted wearing a brand-new-off-catalog Rolex Daytona ‘Orange’ in yellow gold. The luxurious timepiece fitted on Oysterflex features a bezel with 32 baguette-cut orange sapphires and a black dial with 11 baguette-cut orange sapphire hour markers.
Retail price: $86,750
Novac Djokovic Watch: Hublot Big Bang
Novac Djokovic and Hublot Big Bang MECA-10 414.EX.5123.RX
During the celebration of the centenary of the centre court last Sunday, Serbia’s top-seed Novac Djokovic stood alongside Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer.
Djokovic was spotted wearing his Hublot Big Bang MECA-10 Ceramic Blue fitted on black and blue structured lined rubber straps. His couch, Göran Ivanisevic, was also seen wearing a Hublot with a different model but looks similar. His was Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium Blue Ceramic.
Retail price: €23,800
Chris Evert Watch: Rolex Daytona Paul Newman Dial
Chris Evert and Rolex Daytona 116528
American former world no.1 tennis player and the three-time Wimbledon champion Chris Evert was seen among past Wimbledon champions celebrating the Centre Court centenary. On her wrist, we can see the yellow gold Rolex Daytona 40mm with the Paul Newman dial that combines black, white, and red.
Market Price (July 2022): ~$63,000
Björn Borg Watch: Rolex Day-Date 36
Björn Borg and Rolex Day-Date 36 11838
Björn Borg, another former Wimbledon champion joining the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Centre Court, was seen wearing the vintage yellow gold Rolex Day-Date 36mm with a fluted bezel and a black leather strap. The Swedish tennis legend was the first man to win the Wimbledon singles championship five times from 1976-1980 since Laurie Doherty (1902-1906).
Market Price (July 2022): ~$30,000
Adam Peaty Watch: Rolex Submariner ‘Kermit’
Adam Peaty and Rolex Submariner Kermit 16610LV
British swimmer Adam Peaty didn’t want to miss the hype of the Wimbledon 2022. He was pictured attending the event watching the action from the royal box on Saturday, 2nd July. He was seen wearing the Rolex Submariner ‘Kermit’ with a black dial and green bezel.
Peaty is a swimmer who specialises in breaststroke. He is an Olympic, World, European, and Commonwealth champion and still continues to dominate the way in men’s international breaststroke. Also, he is the first Brit to defend an Olympic title in the pool at Tokyo 2020.
Market Price (July 2022): ~$20,000
Tom Dean Watch: Rolex Datejust 41
Tom Dean and Rolex Datejust 41 126300
Tom Dean is another British swimmer that was pictured attending the Wimbledon 2022 to watch the action. In the picture, we can see that he wears the Rolex Datejust 41 with a blue dial, fluted bezel, and jubilee bracelet.
While Peaty specialises in breaststroke, Dean is a British freestyle swimmer. He is a double Olympic gold medalist.
Market Price (July 2022): ~$11,000
Prince William Watch – Omega Seamaster
Prince William and old Omega Seamaster 300 Mid-Size
Attending the Wimbledon 2022 with his wife to watch the match between Novak Djokovic and Jannik Sinner on the ninth day, Duke of Cambridge Prince William was seen wearing his only old Omega Seamaster Quartz 300m mid-size with a blue dial and steel case.
For over a decade now, Prince William has been wearing the watch, which was given to him by his mother, the late Princess Diana. Fitted with a blue dial and powered by a quartz movement, it is rumored that the watch was given to Prince William when he was young, and that it has been his go-to timepiece ever since.
David Beckham Watch – Tudor Black Bay Pro
David Beckham and Tudor Black Bay Pro M79470-0001
Football legend David Beckham attended the day tenth of the 2022 Wimbledon watching the match of Rafael Nadal vs Taylor Fritz. He also brought his mum along with him to the match.
Looking very well-dressed, Beckham was spotted wearing his 39mm steel Tudor Black Bay Pro on a riveted steel bracelet, a watch unveiled at Watches & Wonders earlier this year. Retail price is $3,917.
Becks paired a dapper brown double-breasted jacket with a tasteful striped shirt, square-patterned tie, white trousers, and suede loafers. In my humble opinion, he has the best outfit we have seen at the 2022 Wimbledon. Agree?
Tom Cruise Watch – Vacheron Constantin
Tom Cruise and Vacheron Constantion Overseas Perpetual Calendar 4300V/120B-B945
Actor Tom Cruise sits in the Royal Box on Centre Court on day 13th on 9 July of the Championship Wimbledon 2022. It is hard to see what he wore during the Wimbledon event. Still, considering he was seen wearing the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar in steel a couple of days before in London, we can assume it’s the same watch.
The watch is now selling on the grey market between $165,000 to $180,000.
Taika Waititi with Rolex Submariner and Rita Ora with Cartier
Taika Waititi with Rolex Submariner NoDate 14060 and Rita Ora with Panthere de Cartier WGPN0009
Singer Rita Ora attended the Men’s Singles Final on 10 July 2022 with boyfriend Taika Waititi during the 2022 Wimbledon Championship.
Rita was seen wearing her $24,800 Panthere de Cartier in Yellow Gold, while Rolex Submariner No-Date 14060 was seen on Taika’s wrist. His Rolex is selling on the grey market for around $11,000.
Andrew Garfield and Omega
Andrew Garfield and Omega De Ville Prestige 4126.96.36.199.02.001
Jason Statham watch – Patek Philippe Nautilus Blue
Jason Statham and Patek Philippe Nautilus Blue Dial 5711
Another famous celebrity spotted attending the Wimbledon Final on Sunday, 10 July 2022 was Jason Statham. The superstar was seen wearing the steel Patek Philippe Nautilus with the blue dial.
Market price of this model in July 2022 is around $170,000
Kate Middleton and Cartier Ballon Bleu
Kate Middleton wears Cartier Ballon Bleu W6920071
Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton, was seen wearing her 33m silver-coloured stainless steel Cartier Ballon Bleu W6920071 during the trophy presentation for the Men’s Singles Final match on day fourteen of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on 10 July 2022 in London, England. Its retail price is $6,200.