Roger Federer: Every Rolex Tells a Story - Rolex Rendezvous

Uploaded by WorldOfRolex on 18.06.2012

Roger, you’ve brought some of your watches with you today
I’d love to see the ones you have
and tell us a little bit about it.
Yeah, I’ve brought some special meaning watches along.
One of them I very often wear
is the Day-Date with the big dial.
This one’s really when I sort of go out at night
and I dress up nicely
and I put the suit on which is
quite often actually.
Then I’ve brought a second watch along
which is very emotional in a way this is a vintage watch,
a Daytona back from ‘81 which is my birth year.
And I got it from my wife.
A lot of help from Rolex trying to find it
and they gave it to me for my thirtieth birthday last year.
Then I have the Datejust as well
and I wore this one at the trophy ceremony
when I won my fifteenth grand slam
and I broke the all time grand slam record
at Wimbledon at that incredible match against Andy Roddick,
16 – 14 in the fifth so
they have all a special place in my heart
and each one really tells a story
so I think it’s always important also to remember
how much work has been put into all these watches
so I don’t just pick it up and throw it on
I treat them really nicely
and I go on the road I try to take two or three with me
so I have a bit of a choice you know.
You say you travel with two or three watches,
is there something you like practicing with?
Do you practice with a watch?
With certain watches yes I do, for instance practice now
at the moment with the Datejust
basically little bit with the lighter watches.
Yeah the more the stainless steel kind of watches.
Is there a particular story every time you wear it you kind of,
remember that story that goes along with the watch?
Yes, absolutely and I actually have a couple of watches
as well I have an engraving on the back
of the watch that Rolex made especially for me
to remind me sometimes as well of this was
this is a present for my fourteenth grand slam victory
which I think is a is a nice touch to have on the watches but
I think there’s always a story to each and every watch for sure yes.
Thanks very much
Thanks very much