Talking Watches With John Mayer, Part 2
It’s difficult to trust it’s been more than five years – a large portion of 10 years (!!) – since I plunked down with John Mayer at a little bistro as it were from our office, a four-man WeWork rental that we hadn’t rounded out yet. The HODINKEE group in those days comprised of myself, Mr. Will Holloway, and the unrivaled SJPeezy – Stephen J. Pulvirent. Our group was little however solid, and all we required in those days was a free evening with a hero to make some content that we are as yet glad for right up ’til the present time. I’m pleased to say that both Stephen and Will are still a lot of a piece of this business, even since we are more than 10 times the size, and our workplaces are, indeed, somewhat greater as well. Talking Watches With John Mayer broadcasted on September 25, 2013, and from that point forward it has been seen right around 2 million times. Also, presently we’re back with another one.
John’s reference 6270 Daytona. Don’t have the foggiest idea what it is? You will before the finish of today.
Anecdotally, the occasions a young fellow or lady has approached me at an occasion or in the city and disclosed to me that Talking Watches with John Mayer was the very explanation the person had an interest in watches must be in the large numbers. There is something in particular about that video that simply works – it appears to resound at the perfect pitch with so numerous new watch sweethearts. Maybe it is on the grounds that we had no clue about what’s in store, nor did we have any designs for Talking Watches to become a 45 or more scene arrangement that would help characterize our whole business. Yet, in any case, it simply works. Furthermore, presently John, who is still especially in the watch game, has returned to show you some more.
A interesting 5004G with salmon dial and brilliant hands.
Self-winding chrono-tourbillon Concept from Audemars Piguet.
Welcome to your authority Talking Watches 2 with John Mayer.
Rolex Daytona Ref. 6265 With Omani Khanjar
Notice the green Khanjar at six o’clock.
About as long as John has been keen on watches, he’s been keen on Daytonas. What’s more, man, he has a great deal – including some truly exclusive stuff. This is a reference 6265 with a green Khanjar down in the chronograph hours register. It’s a bit “pot verdant,” however this is one genuine Daytona.
Rolex Daytona Ref. 6265 For The UAE
This 6265 for the UAE doesn’t say “Rolex” anyplace on the dial.
In a few different ways a sibling to the dark 6265 with an Omani Khanjar over, this is a silver 6265 with a UAE peak at 12 o’clock. What’s astounding about these extraordinary request watches from the 1970s is that they really don’t say “Rolex” anyplace on the dial. Envision that happening today.
Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 In 18k Yellow Gold
The 6263 in 18k yellow gold is becoming a collectible class in its own right.
With the ascent in prevalence of all the Paul Newmans, John has discovered a great deal of interest in wearing non-PN, yet at the same time vintage, Daytonas. The costs of these more normal watches are currently around the thing he was paying for PNs back in the day.
I saw costs on the ‘Paul Newman’ Daytonas skyrocket and pondering internally that the time had come to relinquish those pieces and spotlight somewhat more on the ‘invisible girl,’ non-PN adaptations. I’m happy I did, for a few reasons – not the least of which is that I can wear them most assuredly they’re certainly true. Also, this form might be the coolest gold Rolex ever made.
– John mayer
Rolex Daytona Ref. 6264 Paul Newman
This isn’t what you think it is – notice the external moment track is white, not red.
A siphon pusher, dark bezel Paul Newman Daytona is fairly commonplace among all around obeyed diversion types in Los Angeles. In any case, in the event that you look carefully, by far most of them are 6241s and highlight a red external track. This is a 6264 and highlights a dial like that of the drastically more important and uncommon 6263 Oyster Paul Newman. Executioner watch.
Rolex Daytona Ref. 6264 With Pulsation Dial
A Doctor’s Daytona is probably more or less uncommon in siphon pusher Daytonas.
Okay, we should simply continue to climb the progressive system of physically twisted Daytonas here. This is, much the same as the past watch, an uncommon reference 6264. Be that as it may, this isn’t a Paul Newman, nor is it a standard dial here. Notice it says “Base 15 throbs” at 10 o’clock? Yes, this is a throb dial Daytona, or “Specialist’s Daytona.”
Rolex Daytona Ref. 6269
You like precious stones? The 6269 has diamonds.
Okay, up until this point, each watch we’ve included has a reference number that you are likely acquainted with in the event that you follow HODINKEE or other such distributions. However, when you get into interesting reference number, physically twisted Daytonas, you’re talking an unheard of level. The 6269 is a watch made during the 1980s, however it is a lot of a vintage watch with a Valjoux 727 physically twisted type and a 6263-style case. The bezel is set with 48 splendid cut jewels, the dial foundation is set with 240 splendid cut precious stones, and the hour markers incorporate nine splendid cut sapphires. This is a madly uncommon watch, and one that denoted the first run through Rolex delivered the Daytona as a genuine high-extravagance object. Goodness, and John’s model comes with a full arrangement of box and unique papers.
Rolex Daytona Ref. 6270
What’s mightier than even the 6269? The 6270.
The 6269 seen above is quite possibly the most unique and sometimes seen Daytonas on planet earth. Be that as it may, what it’s not is the damn 6270 . Another remarkable reference Daytona, this sibling of the 6269 was not actually perceived by numerous individuals until the cutting edge time of gathering. The bezel highlights loaf cut jewels, while the dial plate is again shrouded in stones like that of the 6269. We again have sapphires for hour markers, yet in the sub-registers you have a dim blue/purple sheen. The 6270, made for the Sultan of Oman, is genuinely the sacred goal of vintage Daytonas. What number of exist? Nobody knows without a doubt, yet the market has seen only six. Six.
Rolex Rainbow Daytona Ref. 116598 In Yellow Gold
The unique Rainbow Daytona in yellow gold was met with input that was…mixed.
Hindsight is consistently 20/20, and it’s not difficult to broadcast the cutting edge Everose Rainbow Daytona as probably the most sizzling watch on the planet (it is, paying little mind to how you feel about its looks), yet back when the yellow and white gold models were dispatched, the criticism was less reassuring. Truth be told, a great many people, even retailers and genuine gatherers, thought Rolex had gone quite recently excessively far. John felt in any case and got one (or two). He wears it often.
Rolex Rainbow Daytona Ref. 116599 In White Gold
JM was a firm adherent and supporter of the Rainbow back when not many else allowed it a second look.
If you’re going to dive deep, you should go underground, correct? He has one (or two) Rainbows in white gold as well. This one is frequently seen on the wrist of the performer/Instagram god when he’s eating chicken wings .
This is an illustration of having been criticized for cherishing something and afterward eventually remunerated for it. At the point when this watch was delivered, it was viewed as gaudy and over the top, and I concur! I think you needed to comprehend Rolex’s attitude over various years to get on how dissimilar to them it was to deliver a rainbow bezel Daytona, and how lively and uncommon it was. I think the white gold variation will proceed to become the chalice within the Rainbow Daytona line.
– John mayer
Rolex Daytona Ref. 116508 In Yellow Gold With Green Dial
This “Christmas dial” Daytona as John calls it, was really worn by John on Christmas.
If you haven’t sorted it out at this point, this person loves Daytonas. Like a ton. Reference 116508 is a metal bezel, self-winding watch that was declared in 2016, exactly the same year as the steel clay Daytona . Also, thus, no one truly focused and they sort of sat immaculate in retailers’ corners. He got one anyway.
Rolex Daytona Ref. 116509 In White Gold With Blue Dial
The sibling of the 116508 is the white gold 116509 in white gold.
The sibling of the yellow gold/green dial is the white gold/blue dial Daytona. Once more, we will in general think individuals neglected them since they include metal bezels rather than ceramic…but these are strong gold Daytonas with splendidly shaded dials. What’s not to love?
Rolex Submariner Ref. 5514 For COMEX
This resembles a basica Reference 5513, yet it’s most certainly not. Since #JohnMayer.
Okay, we’re finished with Daytonas. Be that as it may, not with Rolex! JM has a wide scope of Submariners – we saw him with a twofold reference 5513/5517 MilSub five years prior, however here we have something considerably more recondite. This resembles a straightforward yet delightful matte dial 5513 with a dim blurred bezel. Yet, on the off chance that you go it aside, you’ll see it has a little dab on the mid-case: That’s a helium get away from valve. This is a 5514, another special reference watch, this one made for French plunge company COMEX. This awful kid is a genuine sleeper.
Rolex Submariner Ref. 6200
The Submariner that began everything. What’s more, the one that would end everything if there was an inquiry concerning which reference was “The best Sub.”
What’s there to say about a Submariner? It’s fundamentally the quintessential post-current wristwatch, and we thoroughly understand them. What’s more, in the event that you do, you understand what a Big Crown is – however you’re presumably thinking about a 5510 or 6538 like Mr. Bond wore. This reference, the 6200, pre-dates all that and has become perhaps the most pursued references altogether of Rolex. Just issue is that they’re difficult to track down in ANY condition, let alone with unique hands, bezel, and a dial that hasn’t been re-lumed. The one you see here? Correct, it’s good.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5971
When I consider JM, I think about this watch.
The absolute first time I met John, in the colder time of year of 2012, Will and I went to his SoHo condo to shoot his 5396 Tiffany for this story . I realized he was a 5970P individual, however the watch he was wearing that day was a 5971. What’s more, as I looked around his condo, I saw a brilliant highly contrasting photo of him and his dad in dark tie, and John was again wearing a 5971. It is anything but a watch many can pull off, however to me, this watch is quintessentially him.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5004G With Salmon Dial And Luminous Hands
Perpetual Calendar. Split-seconds. White Gold. Salmon Dial. Brilliant Hands. Unique.
The watch world is an entertaining spot. I can’t disclose to you how frequently wealthy companions and perusers have approached me in basic mistrust that they, effective, wise, and above all, willing individuals from the watch community won’t be sold a watch at retail. You know the story – a Nautilus, a GMT, whatever, you don’t simply get, you kinda need to procure them by producing a drawn out relationship with an approved seller. Or then again you simply get them dark market above rundown cost. At the outrageous finish of the “should have relationship” game are the custom request watches from Patek Philippe. John is a pass on, fanatic adherent to Lemania-based Pateks, and specifically the 5004. He has them taking all things together metals (counting steel) and a couple of unique dial arrangements, however his valued 5004 is this model in white gold with a salmon hued dial that traces all the way back to 2013. What’s more, the hands are glowing – so he can peruse them in front of an audience – and both the caseback and fasten are engraved with his name. Badass.
It’s no mystery among my watch gathering companions that I love the ref. 5004. I love this one significantly more – a remarkable rendition including a salmon dial and glowing hands. This is the watch, over all others, that makes me need to live somewhat better with it on. This watch has preferred taste over I do sometimes.
– john mayer
Audemars Piguet Concept GMT Tourbillon In White Ceramic
Some watches are intended to be worn by demigods and others by typical individuals. This is the former.
AP’s idea line is something that couple of outside those with true interest in the most vanguard specialized watchmaking comprehend on the grounds that in all honesty, take a gander at this thing. This is definitely not typical. Indeed, this watch, first seen in quite a while, a twin-barrel, physically twisted, completely in-house development highlighting a tourbillon escapement. Did I notice the upper plate, bezel, crown, and pushers are all in white artistic? This ought not be mistaken for anything besides truly top of the line watchmaking, and John can be seen wearing this person in front of an audience with Dead & Co. frequently. Seriously.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked Self-Winding
This is another AP Concept, however with a creative fringe rotor.
The second AP Concept in the John Mayer assortment is an even more serious watch. This thing is a chronograph and tourbillon that is controlled by an amazing rotor that is on the actual outskirts of the development. There isn’t much else out there like it, and this is among the most fascinating, very good quality self-twisting developments in the world.
It stays not yet clear with regards to what line in the sand CODE 11.59 attracts the genealogy of Audemars Piguet, however this watch certainly addresses the brilliant time we’re still particularly in with regards to complicated variations of the Royal Oak. Difficult to get more over-the-top specialized than this piece.
– john mayer
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin Tourbillon
There is only something about a gold arm band on a gold case on a gold dial. Don’t you think?
Mayer is a genuine AP fellow – and he has a wide cluster of traditional,slim Royal Oaks ( including this astounding monochrome early never-ending schedule found in his new GQ shoot ). This thin, gold-on-gold tourbillon is among his top choices, and on the off chance that you see him around LA, there is a decent possibility this will be what he’s wearing.
Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 116719BLRO In White Gold
The white gold Pepsi is ready to be a religion exemplary. Also, we got them together in the Spring of 2015 after a couple of beverages over lunch.
John and I are continually searching for present day Rolex watches that may end up being clique works of art – and there is definitely not a preferred illustration of this over the white gold Pepsi. It couples blue-chip vintage Rolex vibes with that red and blue bezel, yet in a 18k white gold case. One should recall that this watch was, for some timeframe, the lone Pepsi-bezel GMT being made by Rolex. The gold Pepsi is as yet in the index right up ’til the present time, however starting at 2018, accessible with just a blue dial, and starting at 2019, with a shooting star dial – the dark has been completely eliminated. Also, in the spring of 2015, John and I were both experiencing some huge expert changes and we chose to get lunch in New York to commend them. After a couple of beverages and some grandiose talk, we wound up at the Rolex shop on Fifth Avenue and both wound up purchasing these watches.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5164A Travel Time Aquanaut, Tiffany-Signed
This watch was found in Talking Watches Episode 1, which initially circulated in fall of 2013.
Now, in this scene, we tried to show a portion of John’s most genuine stuff, yet it’s essential to take note of that each and every watch he showed us a large portion of 10 years prior he actually possesses. Large numbers of them he keeps on wearing constantly. Furthermore, this, a 5164A travel time Aquanaut found in that first scene five years prior remaining parts part of the standard revolution. Presently it wears one of those difficult to-track down green lashes and a couple of more scratches to the bezel, which make it looks even better.