My companion Jake Ehrlich, who runs RolexMagazine.com , informed me the other day regarding Jerry Seinfeld on his Netflix show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. He was wondering on the off chance that he was hallucinating subsequent to seeing Seinfeld wearing a vintage Rolex Daytona. We realize Seinfeld loves his advanced and vintage Breitlings and he additionally possesses a vintage Heuer Autavia “Siffert”, yet I haven’t seen him with a Rolex.
After viewing the scene, Seinfeld was indeed wearing a Reference 6239 Daytona. We see it on his wrist, while driving his visitor Barry Marder around in a 1966 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet and when they are drinking coffee in a diner. Seinfeld gazed at the watch briefly before they get their cups of coffee.
In the end credits, the provenance of the watch is likewise provided.
The watch belonged to Vic Elford, a British racing driving legend who got the watch in the wake of winning the 1968 24 Hours of Daytona in a Porsche 907. Here is the image from 1968 of Elford, holding the watch in its crate in the wake of receiving it. It has a stainless steel bezel, with a dark dial and white sub-dials. The words Units Per Hour are explained across the board line at the one o’clock position on the tachymeter bezel.
Elford likewise won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice and took an interest in Steve McQueen’s racing film Le Mans. He wore the watch occasionally in the wake of receiving it and the photographs beneath show the watch on his wrist. That is the thing that you call unshakable provenance!
The 1000 Kms Of Nurburgring 1971. En Allemagne, sur le circuit du Nürburgring, les pilotes Gérard LARROUSSE, à uncouth, et Vic ELFORD, en combinaison, discutant assis dans leur voiture, une bière à la main, en présence d’une femme non-identifiée et d’un mécanicien . (Photograph by Jean-Claude Deutsch/Paris Match through Getty Images) Vic Elford, Targa Florio, Sicily, 16 May 1971. Vic Elford posing close to the Scuderia Filipinetti entered Lola-Ford T212 driven by Mike Parkes. (Photograph by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
In 2009, Spike Feresten mentioned on his web recording that Seinfeld had bought Elford’s Daytona. It bodes well considering Seinfeld is an enormous Porsche fan and authority. There were no sightings of Seinfeld wearing it at all until the 6th scene of Season 11 of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee came along.
It is super cool to see Seinfeld rocking a watch with genuine racing provenance!
My because of Jake for the heads up on Seinfeld wearing the watch and here is a link to his article .