Monday, September 5, 2011

Roger Federer-2011: U.S. Open Rockin' A Vintage Paul Newman Daytona

...Rolex Ultra-Super Coolness...

Roger Federer
2011 U.S. Open

Rockin' A Vintage Paul Newman Daytona

I hope you have all been having a great weekend, and in the U.S. we have been enjoying a long, 3-day Labor Day weekend, which includes an amazing week and weekend of Tennis at the U.S. Open. The 2011 U.S. Open had been some of the best tennis I have ever seen in my life!!!

Over the next couple of weeks, I hope to have much more Rolex news from the U.S. Open, but I have some pretty amazing Rolex news to share with you so far.

In the first two photos below, we see Rolex Ambassador and tennis superstar Roger Federer at a press interview sporting a vintage Paul Newman Rolex Daytona!!! This is unusual, because to date, we have only ever seen Roger Federer wear modern Rolex watches.

Roger Federer is arguably the winningest and best tennis player in history, and he recently turned 30 years old. Roger Federer also has a Nike line of tennis clothing named RF, and Roger is known for his amazing sense of style.

It is interesting to note that Roger's vintage Paul Newman Datyona perfectly matches his black attire and its white and red trim. It is also remarkable to note how timeless the vintage Rolex Daytona is, in the sense that despite being several decades old, it still looks very sporty, masculine and cool!!!

It is difficult to see exactly, which vintage model Rolex Daytona Roger Federer is wearing. My best guess it that he is wearing either a Reference 6234 or 6241. This model has not been available for sale since the late 1980s. Here is a close-up photo of the same or similar model.

The model is referred to as a Paul Newman Daytona because Paul Newman actually wore this same model as you can see in the photo below.

Roger Federer

Mercedes AMG SLS Roadster Coolness

During the U.S. Open, Mercedes Benz has been playing this amazing new Roger Federer video, and if you look closely, in the beginning he is wearing a modern Rolex sports watch.

I also decided to include this video of Roger Federer taking the SLS for a drive


DUBLUV said...

Hi - I think on some other blogs/forums that there's a discussion as to whether or not it's a vintage Daytona or a prototype new Daytona. Time will tell.

JKS said...

I do not believe it is a 6234. I have never seen one w/ black dial and white sub dials.