For anyone getting into watches they often gravitate towards very high end luxury brands which for most are at an extremely high and unattainable price point. However, those consumers or enthusiasts will then gravitate towards brands that "create" timepieces based around those of much higher price points (Rolex, AP, Patek), or in other terms an "homage" or tribute watch. When homage pieces are brought up in conversation, people often scoff and rebuttal with "Why not just save for the real thing? It's better to have the real deal." For most of us, the "real deal" is often out of reach, especially in the Rolex Daytona category. However, there is one piece that is probably the greatest and most sought after homage piece ever created and pays tribute to the Rolex Daytona ref. 6241 or the Paul Newman Daytona.
When you hear of the legendary 6241, the thought of wearing that watch out of the house or just wearing it at all can cause some collectors to get a cold sweat and have an anxiety attack due to its rarity as a timepiece and its overall price tag. The Gevril Tribeca has every nuance of the legendary Rolex Daytona 6241 and as previously stated this piece is one of the most sought after homage pieces for various reasons. From the pump pushers to the panda dial, the font selected for the sub-dials at 3, 6 and 9, to the overall aesthetic, there are massive similarities between both timepieces. Obviously there are differences as well, but the price comparison from the Rolex to the Gevril is astronomical due to rarity, materials and differing components used for both watches. The Gevril Tribeca can be found for around $8,000 while the Rolex Daytona ref. 6241 can be found for an astounding $250,000.
The Tribeca is equipped with a 37mm stainless steel case, 18mm lug width, an extremely comfortable and wearable Gevril Oyster bracelet and is powered by a modular Dubois Dépraz design built on top of a base Swiss ETA 2824 movement. This timepiece is believed to be the king of all homage pieces due to the fact that it is so aesthetically identical to the Paul Newman Daytona and comes equipped with very high quality mechanical components to bring the watch to life. When the Tribeca and the Newman are placed side by side, you wouldn't notice a difference with just a quick glance. This is amazing for all collectors who can afford the Tribeca (pre-owned value around $8,000) due to the fact that you are getting a sample of what it feels like to wear a timepiece that is extremely rare and in some cases is valued at over $250,000 without the worry of wearing a watch that is worth more than $250,000. For those that can comfortably afford a Gevril Tribeca, it is an absolute bang for your buck watch and is a much more attainable piece than a Paul Newman Daytona of any reference number.