Welcome to Clock of the weekwhere we’ll track the rarest, wildest, and most coveted watches spotted on celebrities.
Nicolas Cage is constantly bridging the gap between himself and the characters he plays in the film. He once told New York Times that he’s on a literal mission, almost like his character in National Treasure. He’s playing (an exaggerated version of) himself in an upcoming movie The unbearable weight of mass talent. On-screen and off-screen Cage have another thing in common: They love Rolex watches. 1992 Honeymoon in Vegas, Cage seems to love the brand so much that he wears three Rolex watches at once (one appears to be a Submariner and a Day-Date, and the other a Datejust).
Cage characters also tend to use Rolex watches to get out of a jam. In ’95’s Leaving Las Vegas—No, believe it or not, the sequel to Honeymoon in Vegas—Cage walked into a pawn shop and sold his Rolex Daytona for $500. What a mistake: The Rolex Daytonas are currently one of the most sought-after models by collectors. win tens of thousands of dollars in auction. And in National Treasure, Cage uses the Rolex Submariner as a deposit to borrow a $100 bill from the cashier. “Here. I have this diver’s watch,” he says in the movie. “It’s called the Submariner. I dive with this, it’s actually quite valuable.”
Luckily, there is at least one Rolex Cage that has survived the years: the wonderful 1950s reference 6062 Rolex Moonphase. This watch is known as the “Stelline” – or “little star” watch. ” in Italian – because of the star hour markers on the watch. 6062 was produced for only 3 years, from 1950 to 1953, and the rarest is the rose gold version that Cage owns. Only about 50 of them were made, and of those, only a dozen or so have ever appeared in public. according to Christie’s. There are rumors that Cage purchased the exact watch pictured above at a 2009 Christie’s auction for 597,000 Swiss Francs (about $640,000 at today’s conversion rates).
Also this week, Chris Paul’s broken thumb didn’t stop him from wearing his fine Rolex, and Samuel L. Jackson continues his commitment to Panerai.
Chris Paul’s Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watch
What Chris Paul is wearing known to collectors as John Mayer Daytona. The watch is named after its value skyrocketed after Mayer wore the watch in an episode of Hodinkee‘S talking watch. When this reference first appeared in 2016, it didn’t disappear from stores like most other Daytonas in existence. But once the Mayer effect took hold, the watch doubled in value — from $34,650 at retail to over $70,000 at secondary retailers. Post-Mayer, Jonah Hill bought this watch and it looks like Chris Paul did too. There’s a reason we call Mayer the most influential watch collector in the world.