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  • Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona watch sets a record for the highest priced wristwatch ever sold at auction. The watch, auctioned at Phillips in.

    Because it’s a ‘Paul Newman’ Daytona reference with incredible patina. We’ve all heard about Paul Newman Daytonas, and here is one in the flesh – a reference This example is in incredible condition with a gorgeous “Paul Newman” white dial with black sub.

    In addition, the sub-dials of a "Paul Newman" Daytona have block markers instead of plain.

    Rolex paul newman

    Rolex paul newman

    Low production numbers and the fact that Paul Newman, a famous actor and racecar driver, wore his watch every day have only fanned the flames of this chronograph's legend and have turned it into one of the most expensive vintage watches today. Paul is a graduate of Boston College and resides in California with his family. Rolex watch case and outer box. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph.

    Rolex paul newman

    Rolex paul newman

    Rolex paul newman

    Rolex paul newman

    Rolex paul newman

    Paul Newman's Rolex watch sells for record $m | Film | The Guardian

    Since news first broke in June that Paul Newman's very own Paul Newman Daytona would be hitting the auction block this fall, it's been the most-talked-about subject in watch circles across the world, and with good reason.

    This is the watch that in many ways kick-started the vintage Rolex madness we're seeing today, nearly three decades ago.

    Rolex paul newman

    Collectors and dealers have known the watch is out there, and have been chasing it for just as long. Well, last week I got a chance to spend a few minutes with the actual watch, and I have to say, it was a pretty exhilarating experience. For those of you who need a refresher on this watch's backstory, here's the quick version: In , a young man by the name of James Cox was dating Paul Newman's daughter Nell and was visiting the family in Connecticut.

    Paul asked James for the time, and when James said he didn't wear a watch, Paul gave him his. Yeah, pretty crazy, right? Now, after wearing the watch for a few decades, James has decided to put it up for auction, with some of the proceeds benefiting the Nell Newman Foundation he and Nell are still good friends, though they broke up a long time ago.

    Rolex paul newman

    Those are just the basics, but if you want more details you can check out the HODINKEE Magazine, Volume 1 , where Cara tells the full much more convoluted story of how this watch finally came to market. The watch itself is a reference Daytona steel bezel, pump pushers with the black-on-creme, three-color exotic dial that we now call a "Paul Newman" dial because of this very watch.

    The watch dates to , and was a gift to Newman from his wife, Joanne Woodward. The back is engraved with the words "Drive Carefully Me" and the inscription is still fully visible and crisp on the caseback today.

    According to Nell Newman, her father wore this watch all the time for the 15 or so years that he had it, even using it to time laps at Lime Rock Park, before he eventually gave it to Cox. When I walked into the Phillips preview in Los Angeles last week, about an hour before it was set to open, things were quiet and the watch was just sitting there in a glass case alongside a Philippe Dufour Duality, a mint condition reference Submariner, and two early Heuer Autavias.

    Rolex paul newman

    Had this been any other Paul Newman, it might even have gotten lost amongst the extremely robust competition.

    But this wasn't any Paul Newman, this was the Paul Newman. I immediately asked if I could take the watch out for a few minutes of wrist time and to get the photos you see here.

    Watch Hunting In NYC - Rolex "Paul Newman" Daytona, Rare Patek Calatrava, JLC Reverso Duo & More!



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