In this week’s collection review, Christian takes a look at the collection of Mr. Eric Clapton, one of the most well-respected guitar players in music history, and a true icon. You may not automatically think of Patek (or watches in general) when you think of Eric Clapton, but the man has some incredible taste, and the funds to really execute what, for most of us, are pipe dream level pieces.
The first of those is his PLATINUM 2499. This reference is part of the second generation of Perpetual Calendar Chronographs made by Patek Philippe, and one of the rarest ever produced. It’s estimated that only 10 were made per year of the entire reference, in all variations, totaling up to about 350 or so all in all. In platinum? Try only TWO ever made. And what does Clapton do with it? He sells it at Christie’s for upwards of 3 and a half million dollars.
The second piece in his collection is an original Rolex Yachtmaster, but not the one you’re thinking of. If you want to know which one we’re talking about, you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled in the video.
The final piece is an albino Rolex Daytona 6263. What’s an albino Daytona? It’s hard to explain, so you’re just going to have to take a look at the pictures in the video itself. Suffice it to say, it’s isn’t just a beautiful watch with an interesting character all its own, but a true rare bird.