Vijay Amritraj
A ROLEX, A STORY – VIJAY AMRITRAJ

Vijay Amritraj successfully overcame the challenges of life. Vijay Amritraj, born in India, suffered from severe lung disease at a young age and spent most of his childhood in the hospital. When the doctor advised him to take part in outdoor sports to strengthen his physique, he chose the tennis. The exercise not only restored his health but also made him the first professional athlete in India. He won the Newport Hall of Fame Tournament at the age of 23 in 1976 and was awarded a Rolex watch. This watch also bears witness to his perseverance spirit in the face of challenges and adversity in life. He wears his watch all the time, and over 40 years it is still among his favorite collection.

“I’m inseparable from tennis, it gives me a lot of things I never thought I could have, and the most important thing it brings me is to keep me healthy.”

Holding a tennis racket can make me filled with self-confidence because tennis has always been the pillar of my life and make my life extraordinary. I’m inseparable from tennis, it gives me a lot of things I never thought I could have, and the most important thing it brings me is to keep me healthy, so even someone like me, who used to have a frail health at a young age, can have a strong body now.

Vijay Amritraj

Vijay Amritraj

In India, a country with a population more than 1 billion, it’s hard to understand why hardearned money should be spent to get a weak child to receive professional tennis training. However, tennis has brought about a change in my life. In Indian sport circle, I am not only one of the first Indian professional tennis players, but also a pioneer of professional athletes. Tennis makes me understand a lot, including not only my understanding of the things, but also knowing the achievements I can make in my life. Tennis gives me a lot of things I never thought I could have, such as my Rolex watch, and what’s more, it makes me realize impossible is nothing.

“Tennis gives me a lot of things I never thought I could have, such as my Rolex watch”

In 1976, I won the Newport Hall of Fame Tournament in the United States, and I didn’t expect that the awards, apart from the bonus, also included a Rolex. Since then I have been wearing it all the time, and it accompanied me through every milestone in life, over 40 years it has still been my favorite wrist watch. In India, only those who think they are successful will wear a watch like this. I got this watch when I was 23 years-old, and I didn’t think that age deserved it. I did not think my achievement was enough to deserve it, and the reason I wore it was that it was won by my strength and I was very proud of it.

I feel very honoured with several things in my life, including the my appointment by the then United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan as “Ambassador of Peace”, those who were similarly appointed at that time include the “boxing champion” Muhammad Ali,   actor Michael Douglas, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel and opera singer Luciano Pavarotti. As long as being down-to-earth, determined and committed, you can see the changes that you bring. It was a great approval of the Indian government to make me represent India and relay the Olympic torch. All this makes me want to do more, and then have a deeper understanding of the world. It also drove me to create my own foundation to support the charitable organizations in India. And while I was doing so many things, I took my Rolex watch with me and I loved it as I went through every stage of my life with it.

“Since then I have been wearing it all the time, and it has accompanied me to experience the highs and lows of life, over 40 years it has still been among my favorite collection”

My health was poor when I grew up, but now I am able to wear this Rolex watch, which I am proud of and is won by my personal strength. Till today, I will ask myself: “How much can you achieve?” Can you say to yourself every night: ‘ I didn’t waste today. I have tried to make myself better in every way. “Whenever I look at this watch, I always think: ” I hope I deserve it. ”

Vijay Amritraj

Vijay Amritraj

Vijay Amritraj

Vijay Amritraj

The color combinations of the new watches are really great. Many of them have been seen in old Rolex models, but they still look fresh today. In fact, the entire 2013DD series is not only slightly retro-styled, but also a sign that Rolex is interested in following fashion trends. Many people wear vintage Rolex watches, they will beautify the old DD or DJ and replace the watch chain with a leather strap. Although the leather strap is not uncommon for Rolex watches, it is rare. Think of the Rolex watches in recent years, they all have only metal chains.
Rolex’s crocodile skin strap for these DD looks unique in this series. I am sure that Rolex brand, known for their metal watch chains, will not change easily. Although these DD watches look fresh and are less formal than the classical Rolex watches, only the ones made of gold are available (at least for 2013), and they are no doubt a high-end watch model. These models are Rolex Day-Date Blue (model 118139), cherry-color (model 118139), chocolate-color (model 118135), rhodium-gold (model 118135), Green (model 118138) and cognac-color (model 118138). I’m sure you’ll notice that the model number seems to only suggest that the watch case material is different, not the face color.

Datejust watch is a classic type of Rolex, I recommend you to buy it at https://kronoswatch.sc because you can find lots of REPLICA ROLEX at it. I have bought several Datejust watches, which are really good in quality, I recommend it to you!

 

 

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