A watch is about so much more than timekeeping. It’s an expression of taste, lifestyle, history even. The more iconic the make and model, the more likely it is to become inextricably linked with renowned individuals. Take the Rolex Daytona. First designed for racing drivers in 1963, its combination of chronograph and tachymeter mean you can measure average speeds up to 400 miles/km per hour. You can also keep track of ticking seconds, as well as lapsed hours and minutes on the counters in the centre. It was for these reasons that Joanne Woodward gave her husband Paul Newman a rare version of the watch in 1972, the year the actor first took part in a professional event as a racer.
With this Huntsman bespoke Daytona, we have He decided to pay homage to Paul Newman, legendary actor and Huntsman client with a bespoke version of the iconic Daytona.
Together with Bamford Watch Department, Huntsman worked to create something very simple and discreet, a little like a Huntsman coat, beautiful and balanced.
The end result brings Huntsman red claret into the traditional Daytona dial, and the tailor’s logo is there too – unassuming yet present.