Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ultra Rare Prototype Rolex Yachtmaster Chronograph...

This is an extremely rare Rolex Prototype that was once owned by Eric Clapton.

This watch was made in 1965 and measures 39.5mm, so it is the size of a current Daytona. This is unusual because the Daytona models at that time were only 36mm.

It is fascinating that Rolex experimented with creating a second watch with a Nautical theme, the first obviously being the Submariner. It took Rolex another 3 decades before they finally introduced that Yacht Master.

Some people refer to this prototype as the Daytona Yachtmaster because they look so similar. The watch is a Chronograph and has the Rolex proprietary designation for a Chronograph which is "Cosmograph."