Roger Federerâ€™s Rolex Day Date President
Posted by John Lavitt and filed under Pop Culture |
Roger Federer, the famous tennis-star, chooses to wear a Rolex Oyster Day-Date Watch. This is also the watch favored by many movie-stars, CEOâ€™s and American presidents, including Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon and Ford.
This Rolex watch is known in America as the â€˜Rolex Day Date Presidentâ€™. The chairman of Rolex presented President Eisenhower with an 18 kt Datejust, one of the companyâ€™s exclusive watches, in 1948 to celebrate the Allied victory over the Nazis in World War II. In 1956 Eisenhowerâ€™s watch needed a new bracelet. The new bracelet with concealed clasps was nicknamed the â€˜Presidentâ€™s braceletâ€™, but soon the Day-Date watch was also nicknamed the â€˜Presidentâ€™.
This may have been because the Day-Date watch was introduced by Rolex in the same year â€“ 1956.Â Highly praised for its innovation, Rolexâ€™s new watch was the first to show the date of the week spelled out in full and the second model was the first to be called â€˜Superlative Chronometer Officially Certifiedâ€™ because its accuracy was within three plus seconds per day.
Rolex soon introduced other innovations to the watch.Â The addition of the â€˜Hack featureâ€™ in 1972 allowed the second hand to be stopped so that the owner could set the time. The â€˜Quick Set Featureâ€™ enabled the owner to set the time by pulling the button on top of the watch and twisting it around to move the hands, instead of laboriously turning the crown of the watch around.
The new sapphire crystal feature ensured that the watch was more scratch-resistant and durable.Â The new watches were also slimmer and smoother than the early Day-Dates, which were heavy and bulky.
Rolex introduced a new version of the Day-Date this year.Â The new Day-Date watch, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date II, features a Parachrom-blu hair-spring and Paraflex shock-absorber which makes it more resistant to shock and magnetism.
Prestigious and classy, the Rolex Day-Date is available in white-gold, yellow-gold, rose-gold and platinum.Â Considered a manâ€™s dress watch, this luxury watch is priced at above $20,000.00. The extremely elegant style of this watchÂ and Rolexâ€™sÂ new innovations will continue to ensure that it remains a fashion icon.
Roger Federer, perhaps the greatest tennis player of all time, cannot run for President of the United States because he is a Swiss Citizen. Most likely, he would never want to be President of the United States, having vaulted to the status of a legend in his own profession. With a Rolex Day-Date President watch on his wrist, however, Roger can feel like the President of the world with a smile and with true class.