Spike Lee opens up about his appreciation for high-end timepieces and discusses the processes behind the making of his own watch — a Daytona dubbed the “Cool Hand Brooklyn” — for an insightful new feature from HODINKEE.
“He was a great humanitarian,” the award-winning filmmaker explains to HODINKEE with regards to Paul Newman. “He marched with Dr. King — he was involved in the Civil Rights movement in the early ’60s. It’s not even about me, it’s about Paul Newman and his legacy and my favorite of the many great films he made; Cool Hand Luke is my favorite.”
For Spike’s own Daytona, he focused primarily on “his own flavor” and respect. “I knew I wanted to incorporate orange and blue … those are the colors of New York City. When you wear a Daytona on your wrist, you’re wearing a piece of art.”
You can check out Spike Lee’s sitdown with HODINKEE and a detailed look at the “Cool Hand Brooklyn” Daytona above.
In related news, the only vintage white gold Rolex Daytona just hit the auction block.