John Mayer Talks About His Most Prized Watches With HODINKEE


6 years and 45 episodes after the very first episode of HODINKEE‘s Talking Watches, also featuring John Mayer, the singer is back to chat about his extensive watch collection.

In terms of taste, not much has changed since 2013 – Mayer’s collection still heavily features Rolexes, especially Daytona models, and according to HODINKEE he still owns every watch he discussed 6 years ago. Mayer explains that he now prefers wearing “plain Jane, non-PN versions” of vintage Daytona watches, after the Paul Newmans increased in popularity (and price).

That’s not to say Mayer doesn’t appreciate an ostentatious timepiece, though. You only need to look at his super-rare Daytona Ref. 6269 and Ref. 6270, both of which are encrusted with enough diamonds and sapphires to put any rapper to shame.

There’s also a covetable Patek Philippe Ref. 5004G with a salmon dial and specially requested luminous hands for telling time on-stage, an unusual-looking Audemars Piguet Concept GMT Tourbillon in white ceramic, and finally, a Patek Philippe Ref. 5164A Travel Time Aquanaut, Tiffany-Signed, which appeared in the first Talking Watches episode, but now sports a rare green strap. See below for the full list of watches, and head over to HODINKEE for a full breakdown of them.

Rolex Daytona Ref. 6265 With Omani Khanjar
Rolex Daytona Ref. 6265 For The UAE
Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 In 18k Yellow Gold
Rolex Daytona Ref. 6264 Paul Newman
Rolex Daytona Ref. 6264 With Pulsation Dial
Rolex Daytona Ref. 6269
Rolex Daytona Ref. 6270
Rolex Rainbow Daytona Ref. 116598 In Yellow Gold
Rolex Rainbow Daytona Ref. 116599 In White Gold
Rolex Daytona Ref. 116508 In Yellow Gold With Green Dial
Rolex Daytona Ref. 116509 In White Gold With Blue Dial
Rolex Submariner Ref. 5514 For COMEX
Rolex Submariner Ref. 6200
Patek Philippe Ref. 5971
Patek Philippe Ref. 5004G With Salmon Dial And Luminous Hands
Audemars Piguet Concept GMT Tourbillon In White Ceramic
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked Self-Winding
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin Tourbillon
Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 116719BLRO In White Gold
Patek Philippe Ref. 5164A Travel Time Aquanaut, Tiffany-Signed

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