Nicolas Cage Wears His Very Uncommon Holy Grail Rolex
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Nicolas Cage is consistently shrinking the gap between himself and the characters he performs in films. He as soon as informed the New York Times that he was on a literal grail quest, virtually precisely like his character in Nationwide Treasure. He’s enjoying (an exaggerated model of) himself within the upcoming film The Insufferable Weight of Large Expertise. On and off-screen Cage have one other factor in widespread: They love Rolex watches. In 1992’s Honeymoon in Vegas, Cage appears so keen on the model that he wears three Rolex watches without delay (what seems to be a Submariner and Day-Date on one hand, and a Datejust on the opposite).
Cage’s characters even have a penchant for utilizing Rolex watches to get out of a jam. In ‘95’s Leaving Las Vegas—which isn’t, imagine it or not, the sequel to Honeymoon in Vegas—Cage enters a pawn store and sells his Rolex Daytona for $500. Woo, buddy, that was a mistake: Rolex Daytonas are at the moment one of the sought-after fashions amongst collectors, usually fetching tens of thousands of dollars at auction. And in Nationwide Treasure, Cage makes use of a Rolex Submariner as a deposit in an effort to borrow a $100 invoice from a cashier. “Right here. I’ve this diver’s watch,” he says within the film. “It is known as a Submariner. I dive with this, it is truly fairly invaluable.”
Fortunately, there’s no less than one Rolex Cage held onto over time: this superior Fifties-era Rolex Moonphase reference 6062. The watch is called a “Stelline”—or “little star” in Italian—due to the star-shaped hour markers on the watch. The 6062 was solely produced for 3 years, between 1950 and 1953, and rarest of all is the pink-gold model that Cage owns. Solely 50 or so have been made and of these barely greater than a dozen have ever appeared in public, according to Christie’s. Rumor has it that Cage bought the precise watch pictured above at a 2009 Christie’s auction for 597,000 Swiss Francs (roughly $640,000 by today’s conversion rates).
Additionally this week, Chris Paul’s thumb fracture isn’t stopping him from sporting his personal advantageous Rolex, and Samuel L. Jackson continues his dedication to Panerai.
Chris Paul’s Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
Chris Paul is sporting what’s known among collectors as the John Mayer Daytona. The watch acquired its identify after its worth shot up after Mayer wore the watch on an episode of Hodinkee’s Talking Watches. When this reference first got here out in 2016, it didn’t vanish from boutiques like almost each different Daytona in existence. However as soon as the Mayer impact took maintain, the watch doubled in worth—going from $34,650 at retail to greater than $70,000 at secondary retailers. Put up-Mayer, Jonah Hill purchased this watch and it seems Chris Paul did, too. There’s a purpose we call Mayer the world’s most influential watch collector.