Paul Newman Paul Newman Daytona, a fabulous existence in the watch world. The special and rare old Daytona is named after Paul Newman, a veteran movie star. In 2017, Phillips auctioned the 6239 worn by him himself, and it was sold in astronomical numbers.
Today, Paul Newman has become synonymous with this kind of special disk Daytona, and is being pursued by players and speculators with great purchasing power. Jean-Claude Killy However, in the Rolex celebrity watches, there is another unknown, namely Jean-Claude Killy. Who is Jean-Claude Killy?
Friends who like skiing may not be unfamiliar. French alpine skier Jean-Claude Killy was a blockbuster in various events in the 1960s and won the championship repeatedly.
Records include the 1965 European Cup champion, the 1967 World Cup champion, and the 1968 Winter Olympics triathlon gold medal (he is the second athlete in the history of the Olympic Games to win this honor). Not only that, he later became Rolex’s brand ambassador and board member. Killy Watch Among antique Rolexes, there are also watches named after Jean-Claude Killy.
Between 1947 and 1962, Rolex released a series of new timepieces: Dato-Compax full calendar chronograph. Models include 4767, 5036, 6036, 6236. The number of this series is limited, so it is very rare.
This is also one of the most complicated timepieces in Rolex’s history. Because Killy often wears a 6236, so now people call this series Jean-Claude Killy.
One of the steel models 6236 with Oyster rivet straps was sold for HK$4.11 million at the Phillips auction last November. Similar works However, in retrospect of history, different brands in the same period (50-60s), using the same movement (Valjoux72) with Killy Watch, there are simply too many to list. By chance, I found a Le Cheminant full calendar moon phase chronograph.
Although the Valjoux88 movement it carries has added a moon phase function to the 72-type, no matter whether it looks at the model, the face, or the core, it is the same as Jean-Claude Killy.
*Valjoux movement is famous for timekeeping, pp has been used for 40 years, and Rolex has used it for 20 years; early Daytona also used Valjoux72 movement, which was once known as the perfect movement in the history of timekeeping.