Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had an active watching practice session
welcome to clock of the weekHere we track down the rarest, wildest, and coveted watches worn by celebrities.
Roger Federer played what has been described as his final “competitive” match on Friday. But it didn’t take long for Federer to spot a few new moves from his longtime rival Rafael Nadal, as photos from a smiling practice session earlier this week show.
It was no surprise that Nadal had this watch on his wrist. This Spaniard always wears his one of the tickers, made in collaboration with Richard Mille, the makers of his super-strong sports watches. Nadal has been wearing his RM 27-04 avidly lately. This is the latest creation from our partnership with the brand. The watch features a single crisscross steel cable screwed into the case to mimic a tennis racket.
What made the rivalry between Federer and Nadal so special was how they seemed polar opposites in everything: playing style, personality and handedness. The clock was another point where they differed. While Nadal rocks his RM on the court, Federer has never worn a watch while playing. He was accustomed to collecting his belongings and taking the Rolex of his choice out of his bag at post-match and pre-championship ceremonies.
But Federer changed his approach during a practice session with Nadal. Rog showed up wearing not just Rolex, but one of Crown’s most exciting new offerings of the year: his “Destro” (left-handed) GMT-Master II. This is the first watch Rolex has made specifically for left-handers, and the green and black color combination (named “Sprite” by a collector) is also new to the brand. Coincidentally, the ‘Destro’ layout is perfect for his tennis player. The watch’s winding crown points to his Fed’s, and there’s no danger of it digging into your wrist during your swing. (Audemars Piguet customized the watch in this configuration for Serena Williams to wear while playing.) Either way, the new GMT was the perfect companion for Federer’s final dance.
Drake’s Rolex Day-Date
This week’s Watch of the Week features only heavy hitters wearing heavy hitting watches. Kicking off this party is a very icy version of Drake on Day Date. The Day-Date is known as the “President” watch and is often dressed up to match its oval office. That’s what makes Drake’s version so much fun.
Ed Sheeran’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
You know it’s been a good week for watches with notable collector Ed Sheeran and a Royal Oak just off his production line coming in at number three. This Papa Smurf watch was only officially unveiled earlier this week after being leaked at the end of August, so Sheeran is really showing off. LetThis brand uses Royal Oak solid white When all black— We used this material to complete this blueberry-colored watch. This watch checks all the boxes. The ceramic material is robust and scratch-resistant, the perpetual calendar shows off its technical sophistication, and the shade of blue brings all the fun.
John Mayer’s Apple Watch Ultra
As he wrote on Instagram, the Apple Watch isn’t usually John Mayer’s favorite as a mechanical watch collector. what won him over? The versatile Apple Watch Ultra is packed with features like an 86-decibel distress alert and spot-on GPS that tracks the wearer’s hike his trail. This is a win-win. Mayer adds another piece to his dazzling collection, and Apple gets the watch world’s most important co-signature.
Melinda Gates Patek Philippe Nautilus
Meanwhile, her ex-husband Bill Gates Famous for wearing Casio under $50Melinda has shown that she is not afraid to spend her huge fortune. donate most of it to charity— but spends a (relatively) small chunk buying a powerful watch. At Michael Kors’ NYFW show, Gates wore a clean gold Nautilus. As Bitcoin Brothers Choice But Gates proves that it’s actually a watch that can bring all the wealthy together.