Kennedy have opened a luxurious new flagship boutique at Chadstone – The Fashion Capital, including adjoining in-store Rolex and Panerai boutiques. Naturally, the opening was cause for celebration, and Kennedy definitely knows how to celebrate in style. More to the point, Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona exhibition was co-hosted by Kennedy and Rolex in Australia for the first time. Suffice to say, it was a good day at Chadstone for watch lovers.
Inspired by race car driving, and bolstered by premium design and mechanics alike, the Daytona remains one of Rolex’s most iconic timepieces. It’s therefore no surprise that the model was actor (and race car driver) Paul Newman’s personal favourite. In fact, it’s reported that Newman wore his every single day for over thirty-five years. Then in 2017, the “Paul Newman” Daytona fetched over $17 million at auction. Naturally, that particular watch wasn’t included in the exhibition, but others of its calibre certainly were.
In attendance at the exhibition was Kennedy Managing Director Martin Rainer, along with Expert Chief Rolex Watchmaker Ken Buckley. After answering questions, they offered an exclusive first viewing of the new Kennedy Boutique. As one might imagine, the boutique offers no shortage of incredible horology, along with some truly elegant ambiance. Likewise, the Rolex Daytona is always a genuine sight to behold, representing a legendary brand at the top of its game.