What does this sentence exactly mean?

The image of the Dude sporting both a Rolex and the Berlin Philharmonic is a PR dream-come-true.

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    Absolutely nothing, out of context. – Hot Licks Mar 17 '15 at 13:07
  • It sounds like an out-of-context joke from Family Guy... also why is "dude" capitalized? – Othya Mar 17 '15 at 13:08
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    You got a fantastic answer, you were lucky, next time please use a dictionary and share your research. – Mari-Lou A Mar 17 '15 at 13:28

The Dude, in the context you've taken this from, is Gustavo Dudamel. As he has a reputation for being quite cool, charismatic and youthful. He is also appears to be sponsored by Rolex. The Berlin Philharmonic is rated as one of the best in Europe, if not the world, and is traditionally one of the most appealing for exciting conductors.

Hence, the combination of Dudamel, Rolex and the Berlin Phil is a combination that is very appealing for PR (public relations) purposes, i.e a "dream-come-true"

Additionally, "sporting" in this context means "to display or wear, usually ostentatiously", according to Merriam-Webster.

  1. Gustavo Dudamel Age: 33 Current job: Music Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Berlin Phil Top Trump rating: 5/10

The image of the Dude sporting both a Rolex and the Berlin Philharmonic is a PR dream-come-true. But Dudamel is more than a plaything of the classical music world, and his work in Los Angeles, where he’s extending his repertoire and the reach of the orchestra is probably exactly what he needs for the next few years. The jump to Berlin could prove too vertiginous at this stage. Like Nelsons, he will surely be in the frame when the Berliners next need a new person at the helm.

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