Love - 40!

Report and photo by David Newton

Time for tennis: Wimbledon sponsor Rolex have the perfect watch for Centre Court

In 1956 the Rolex Day-Date 40 made its debut (the "40" being the size in millimetres of the dial). Available only in 18 ct gold or platinum, it was the first wristwatch to display the date and day of the week spelt out in full in a window on the dial... and in this variation we think is perfect for Wimbledon's grassy glamour; a distinctive olive-green face. Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of Rolex and Wimbledon's ultra-successful partnership; each benefitting from association wth the other. Better get your 40 now before the obvious name/number association causes a run on this classic timepiece!


Rolex Day-Date 40

Material: 40mm White gold

RRP: £27,650


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