Roger Federer and his Rolex Collection
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Roger Federer and his Rolex Collection

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Roger Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion from Switzerland, has an impressive watch ambassadorship with Rolex in addition to being a contender for the title of greatest tennis player of all time. Roger Federer has a sizable watch collection as a result of his long-standing relationship with Rolex.



Federer owns a wide range of Rolex watches, from entry-level to very expensive. Federer has been spotted several times sporting a 41mm matte green dial Rolex Oyster Perpetual. Since Rolex updated the Oyster Perpetual line in 2014, or the OP line as many collectors refer to it, they have gained popularity among enthusiasts. They are a wonderful alternative for your first Rolex because of their (relatively) reduced starting price and lively dials. Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 Green price is around Rs 490000 ($6150 USD).



Federer owns a number of OPs in addition to the one with the green dial. Roger has been spotted sporting a yellow Rolex OP in 41mm. The dial of this watch is a vivid mustard yellow colour. It is identical to Federer's previous Rolex OP watch in all other respects. However, there is one significant distinction. At Watches & Wonders earlier in 2022, Rolex retired the yellow dial Oyster Perpetual in all sizes. Due to being discontinued, the rare Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 Yellow price is around Rs 16L ($20000 USD).



Federer clearly enjoys wearing stainless Rolexes. He has been spotted donning the GMT-Master II Batman, one of Rolex's most well-known work watches. This watch, a GMT, has a fourth hand on the dial that rotates once every 24 hours and shows a second time zone. The watch's black and blue colour scheme, which is reminiscent of the Dark Knight, has earned it the moniker "Batman" as well. The price of the Rolex GMT-Master II "Batman" in its most recent edition is Rs 8.5L ($10,550 USD).



His discontinued Rolex Day-Date in platinum with a black display, black Arabic numerals, and concentric outer dial is one of Federer's more intriguing watches. This Day-Date makes up for its lack of legibility (the indexes are difficult to see) with a cool factor. This item resembles something a customizer would create more than a Rolex. On the secondary market, the Rolex Day-Date Platinum is presently going for about Rs 60.5L ($76,000 USD).



Currently, among the most popular watches on the market are those with blue sunburst dials. Rolex offers a few stainless steel models with blue dials. The Sky-Dweller is undoubtedly the most sought-after steel Rolex with a sunburst blue dial. Given that it displays the date, a second time zone, and a month indicator, the Rolex Sky-Dweller is actually one of Rolex's most intricate timepieces. The end of the hour indices turn red depending on what month it is to show the month (for example, June would be denoted by a red mark under 6 o'clock). After winning the Miami Open, Federer was seen sporting the Sky-Dweller. Retail price for the Rolex Sky-Dweller is Rs 12L ($15,200 USD).



Additionally, Roger has been sighted donning the out-of-production Sky-Dweller in Everose gold. This timepiece has a chocolate brown dial, similar to his rose gold Day-Date. The Sky-Dweller is one of Rolex's most recent models because it was first introduced in 2012. Prior to the advent of the stainless steel variants in 2017, it was actually only available in precious metals. On the secondary market, the Rolex Sky-Dweller is presently selling for between Rs 44L and Rs 52L ($55,000 - $65,000 USD) with a gold bracelet.



Federer has also been seen sporting the Milgauss, one of the less well-known and, in my opinion, underappreciated Rolexes now available. The anti-magnetic shielding of the Milgauss is well renowned for insulating the watch from contemporary high-tech devices. In fact, the original Milgauss could sustain magnetic resonance at energies higher than 1000 gauss. The Rolex Milgauss with a green sapphire crystal costs Rs7.3L ($9,150 USD) at retail.



Federer has also been seen on occasion sporting a vintage Rolex, most notably the stainless steel Daytona "Big Red" with a black dial. The black acrylic bezel on the "Big Red" is a bezel that is no longer available on any Daytona models. Collectors refer to the watch as the "Big Red" because it has "DAYTONA" written above the subdial at 6 o'clock in, you guessed it, large red text. The market value of this Rolex Daytona Big Red is between Rs 96L and Rs 1.2Cr ($120,000 - $150,000 USD).

Deep Fake Defense 101: Learn How to Stop the Spread of Deceptive Videos

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