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A Closer Look at the Rare Rolex Worn by 2023 Wimbledon Champ Carlos Alcaraz


In the world of tennis, there’s one name on everyone’s mind at the moment: Carlos Alcaraz. The 20-year-old Spanish sensation defeated seven-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic after nearly five hours on the court during the men’s singles final at Wimbledon on Sunday. But it wasn’t just Alcaraz’s powerful strokes and strategic plays that caught viewers’ attention. The rare Rolex Cosmograph Daytona he donned while claiming his championship trophy was not to be missed—and undeniably more than a sartorial statement.

Alcaraz with trophy and Rolex
Rolex testimonee and 2023 Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz receives the trophy wearing his Rolex Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona. (Photo courtesy of Rolex)

Like Wimbledon, the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament where players from around the world gather each year, Rolex is known for its tradition and grandeur. With a distinct meteorite dial (Gibeon, to be exact) that came from an asteroid or planet older than Earth, Alcaraz’s timepiece nods to the legacy that preceded him on Wimbledon’s courts, and in the sport of tennis as a whole.

Rolex Daytona watch
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watch in 18k yellow gold with black Cerachrom bezel on an Oysterflex bracelet, $30,600

Meteorite dials were discontinued from Rolex’s Daytona portfolio earlier this year, making the tennis player’s watch even rarer. But Rolex currently has a similar Rolex Cosmograph Daytona model in 18k yellow gold with the same bezel and Oysterflex bracelet available for those looking to sport the style (for $30,600).

As for Alcaraz, this likely won’t be the last time we see him wearing a Rolex—or claiming a championship trophy, for that matter. He became a Rolex brand ambassador at just 18 years old and wore another Rolex Cosmograph Daytona (Ref. 116500LN) to accept his first Grand Slam title, at the U.S. Open, in 2022. Hey, it might just be his good luck charm.

Top: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona (Ref. 116519LN) in 18k yellow gold with black Cerachrom bezel and meteorite dial on an Oysterflex bracelet

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By: Annie Davidson Watson

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