Sir Jackie Stewart and his Rolex Daytona | SENATUS



Sir Jackie Stewart and his Rolex Daytona
By SENATUS Watches & Jewelry | 1 June 2016

50 years ago in 1966, Sir Jackie Stewart celebrated his first ever FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO victory, which marked the start of an exceptional racing career that made him one of the most acclaimed Formula 1 drivers. The British driver took part in 99 Grand Prix races, winning 27, carrying off three world championships (1969, 1971 and 1973) and finishing 43 times on the podium.

"The Rolex Daytona I am wearing was given to me in the late sixties in Monaco for winning one of the legendary races. I’ve kept it all those years and I still wear it a lot. It’s just a classic watch that reminds me of the old times and the most glamorous, most colourful, most exciting Grand Prix of the whole season." – Sir Jackie Stewart.

Today, almost 50 years later, the watch reminds me that I was good enough and fast enough to win the watch. It’s nice to have been a champion. I think I still want to be a champion at whatever I do — and that’s still a challenge. When I look at my watch today, I see all of that. This is lasting. It’s something that you have the rest of your life, something that you hand down to your family. It still means as much to me today as it did when I was given it all those years ago."

Sir Jackie Stewart’s engraved new Rolex Daytona celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first Grand Prix win in Monaco. The engraving reads: "1966 - 2016 50th Anniversary 1st F1 Win Monaco GP"

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