Those who take great interest in motorcycle racing must be well familiar with Valentino Rossi's name. The 42-year-old Italian is one of the best motorcycle racers of all time and has dominated the MotoGP scene for over two decades. He is known as ‘The Doctor’ for a very peculiar reason.
One as a sign of massive respect, and the second because of the way he cuts off his rivals in corners during the race. He is the only road racer to have finished in more than 400 Grands Prix, 9 Grand Prix, and Rossi’s 89 wins World Championships-of which seven are in the premier class. All of this makes him the #46 rider, the number of the legend.
Apart from his extraordinary skills on the bike, Valentino Rossi is famous for his humble attitude and great sense of humour. He is the forever stand-up lad. But sadly before Styrian Grand Prix 2021, he announced that 2021 was his last year in MotoGP. This news certainly marks the end of an era.
The previous weekend’s Valencian Community Grand Prix welcomed the final race of the 2021 reason and also the final race for Rossi. The event witnessed a big farewell for the champion, with Valentino Rossi himself celebrating his retirement by wearing a new and fancy Rolex. Any idea which Rolex did Rossi choose to mark his lifetime achievement?
It’s a yellow gold Rolex Daytona (Ref. 116508-0013). It is a gold watch that genuinely deserved the wrist of a golden man. The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona hardly needs an introduction. It is Rolex’s one of the most famous and also hardest to acquire chronographs. And Rossi’s timepiece is particularly luxurious. Thanks to the 18ct yellow gold case and the most vibrant and elegant green dial that instantly drags the attention.
Brief About the Devastatingly Classy Rolex Daytona
The watch comes in 18ct yellow gold with an elegant green dial and reflects power and class. There is also a hint of red in the ‘Daytona’ text, on the hour markers, and in the chronograph dials' inner rings. The watch is powered by Calibre 4130 and comes with an accurate -2/+2 a day. It is the rich green colour that adds to its luxury quotient.
Green is Rolex’s signature colour, and the luxury watch brand typically reserves the font for some special events.
The Rolex Daytona sported by Valentino Rossi is the only second model to appear with a green dial. The first one is the rare Rolex Daytona ‘Beach’ (Ref. 116519) that comes from the early 2000s. It features a more pastel-coloured dial compared to Rossi’s watch, which is deep pine green.
Did you know that Valentino Rossi shares a deep love for bright colours?
The green dial Daytona is a rather exclusive timepiece that is highly desirable amongst luxury watch collectors. The name includes celebrities like Jonah Hill and John Mayer.
And, nothing, absolutely nothing could have been better than the Rolex Daytona to celebrate the winner’s retirement.
Did you see how Valentino took the watch off when he got on the bike? Well, it only makes sense not to wear the heavy gold watch when on duty!