Eric Clapton is a famous watch connoisseur and Rolex enthusiast. He’s often spotted wearing a Rolex Milgauss but also enjoys strapping on a Datejust in steel as well as a Day Date in yellow gold. Along with other Rolex models like a Turn-O-Graph, a Submariner and a GMT Master his collection once had a revered spot for a Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 in platinum, a model that has only ever been produced twice. In 2012, Clapton’s piece raised nearly 2.5 million GBP at a charity auction. He’s also auctioned off other watches from his personal collection for a good cause e.g. a prototype Yachtmaster Daytona, a Daytona “Paul Newman” with its typical contrasting colour scheme, black totalisers, and a light coloured face, as well as an albino Daytona version with a completely white dial.