Famous Fans of the Rolex Daytona

The Rolex Daytona is one of the most coveted models on the planet. The racing-inspired watch was originally made for a niche market; but now enjoys worldwide appeal. Newer models have a years-long waiting list, while many search far and wide for the vintage models.

It’s not difficult to spot on many watch lovers’ wrists, celebrities in particular, but there are a few who can’t seem to get enough of it. From John Mayer to Sofia Vergara, here are some famous fans of the Rolex Daytona.

 

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JOHN MAYER

John Mayer is not just a musician; he’s also a respected watch collector. John has established a reputation in the watch industry for his vast collection and occasional watch reviews.

A fan of vintage Rolex and Patek Philippe watches, he counts the Rolex Daytona as a big focus of his watch collecting. The Daytona, as he describes it, is “a brand within a brand”, and are some of the best watches ever made.

Other Daytonas in his collection (from left): Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 6263, Rolex Everose Gold Daytona Rainbow 116595, photos from Christie’s. Rolex Cosmograph Daytona White Dial Chronograph.

 

Mayer

 

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SOFIA VERGARA

Men’s watches have become increasingly popular among women; and the Daytona is an obvious favorite. The 40mm case, and a bracelet that fits a 7.5” wrist, definitely makes a statement, but still fits just right on a woman’s wrist.

Sofia likes to accessorize with gold jewelry, and Daytonas in 18k yellow gold and Everose gold are on constant rotation on her wrist.

Other Daytonas in her collection (from left): Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Yellow Gold Chronograph 116528, Rolex Everose Gold Daytona 116505.

 

Vergara

 

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ELLEN DEGENERES

Ellen is one of the few women in Hollywood with a serious interest in watches. Her vast watch collection runs the gamut from holy grail Rolex watches to uber luxurious Patek Philippe timepieces.

The Daytona comprises a big part of her collection. We’ve spotted at least seven styles on her, from vintage to modern.

Other Daytonas in her collection (from left): Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 6265, Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Green Dial 18K Yellow Gold 116508, and Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 6263, photos from Christie’s.

 

DeGeneres

 

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KEVIN HART

Kevin Hart is a self-confessed “Daytona-head”. Today, he has an extensive collection of sport watches from Rolex, Patek Philippe, Richard Mille and Audemars Piguet. The Daytona was one of the first watches he ever bought himself.

Other Daytonas in his collection (from left): Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 50th Anniversary Platinum Watch 116506, Rolex Everose Gold Daytona Rainbow 116595, Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 6263, photos from Christie’s.

 

Hart

 

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PHOTO CREDITS: All vintage Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, Rolex Everose Gold Daytona Rainbow 116595, Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 50th Anniversary Platinum Watch 116506 from Christies.com / John Mayer from Pinterest / Ellen from Jerry Seinfeld on Instagram / Sofia Vergara from Coolspotters.com / Kevin Hart from @kevinhart4real on Instagram.
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