Spike Lee purchased his first Daytona in Paris not long before the Cannes Film Festival. He had consistently appreciated the watch since he’d seen it on the wrist of his #1 entertainer, Paul Newman, and he at long last expected to have one of his own. At the time he couldn’t have ever speculated that he would have the chance to plan his own Daytona, however here we are and here is the suitably named “Cool Hand Brooklyn.”
Through a possibility experience in SoHo, Spike met Artisans de Genève originator John Isaac and the two got discussing Daytonas. John welcomed Spike to team up with the brand on a unique watch and Spike chose to make it a double recognition for two of his #1 things: the city of New York and Paul Newman himself.
The result is the “Cool Hand Brooklyn,” an advanced Rolex Daytona that has been intensely altered to where it’s just about an absolutely new watch. The case has been re-molded to look more like that of a vintage watch, the screw-down pushers have been transformed into siphon pushers, and the steel bezel has been supplanted with one in blue Bakelite, while the blue and orange shading plan balances things and truly pushes the NYC inspiration.
Hearing Spike talk about his first experiences with Paul Newman, his long relationship with the Daytona, and his experience planning is watch is an entrancing gander at the watch world through an infrequently experienced lens.
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