Watch Connoisseurs – Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton with unique perpetual calendar from Patek.

There are clock collectors in almost all different price ranges. There are collectors of classic models from the Swatch or those who decided to focus on exclusively models in white metal from Patek Philippe. The vast majority, however, is anonymous or at least unknown to the masses. In the first part of some of the world’s Klockkonnässörer, I have picked out more and lesser-known people who have or had a fantastic collection.

Eric Clapton is in my opinion the celebrity that may be seen as the biggest Bell cow nose Soren in the last 30 years. In addition to a career as one of the world’s leading guitarists and musicians, he has had one of the world’s most interesting clock collections consisting of particularly unique Rolex and Patek Philippe.

When Clapton is still a great collector, there are certainly a lot of unique watches that only he himself and possibly family Stern knows but here are some of the great models seen on his wrists over the years.

Patek Philippe ref 5004 which was taken out of production for some years ago is nothing less than a perpetual calendar with split second chronograph. One of the company’s most impressive creations that can command North of 2 million at auction.

 

Clapton with a little more humble sportrolex in the form of new ceramic GMT Master II REF. 116710.

 

Recently, we saw one of Claptons former watches beat the record for the world’s most expensive Daytona when it was sold at Phillips auction: One, earlier in may for 1 325 0000 CHF.

 

The undeniably coolest and most publicized of Claptons watches is the Pateksamlarnas Holy Grail: reference 2499 in Platinum. The model is available in only two copies where one sits in the Pateks museum in Geneva. The watch was sold at Christie’s in November 2012 for breathtaking 3.6 million dollars.

 

An extremely rare Patek Philippe REF. 5970 with Arabic numerals (reference was, moreover, only with rod index) and link previously owned by Clapton was sold recently at Sotheby’s for the entire 406 000 CHF … Twice as much as expected.

 

Eric Clapton in what looks to be a White Gold version of the same clock with Arabic index and at least as unusual.

 

Claptons iconic Yachtmaster-prototype in only a few copies.

 

Clapton on stage with a vintage Daytona on classic black bundband for the real Paul Newman-feeling.

 

Eric Clapton was also for a period the official Ambassador for Rolex. In this advertisement for Rolex Day Date in Platinum.

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