Watch Spotting Eric Clapton Rocking His Universal Genève Tri-Compax (With Jimi Hendrix)

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You probably already know that Eric Clapton was the original celebrity watch collector. And he’s had some pretty important watches over the years, including the legendary platinum Patek Philippe ref. 2499 that we told you all about back in 2012 (when it pulled $3.65 million at auction, no less). We’ve also known all along that Clapton had the Universal Genève Tri-Compax ref. 881101 you see here, but damned if this isn’t a killer shot of Slowhand, shooting the breeze with friend and fellow guitar legend Jimi Hendrix. The photo was taken at the launch party for Track Records, March 16, 1967 (Track Records was a label founded in 1966 by Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, managers of The Who).

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