Wednesday, May 28, 2008

More Details...

Here is a comparison between my Dream Daytona I designed the dial and hands on, compared to the real "Ferrari Red Rolex Daytona Prototype" from 1979.  The one on top is my design. 

Dream Daytona Design by Jake Ehrlich

My "Dream Daytona" has much larger "Maxi Marker" indices and much fatter black hour and minute hands with much better Lume, as well as a larger Rolex Logo Crown.  

I found a watchmaker who might be able to make this dial for me to retrofit it onto a current Daytona which is much bigger than the 1979 Daytona;  4omm v. 36mm.

Also, in my opinion the current Daytona has much better lines and build quality.

Questionable Authenticity

Alert: It has come to our attention after publishing this story that the authenticity of the Ferrari red watch dial is questionable. This information comes from a highly reliable source. 

We are currently investigating the authenticity of the Ferrari Red Dial Daytona watches and as soon as we conclude we will let you know.

The watch below was auctioned several years ago for $300,000 and is probably worth a Million today.  I have only ever seen three authentic Rolex Daytona's with the Red Dial.