Paul Newman and the most expensive watch sold in auction
There are very few watches that are as infamous as the ‘Paul Newman’ Rolex Daytona. It is an undeniable superstar amongst many other timepieces. Recently, it went to auction, causing a whirlwind of excitement amid its sale. Speculation was made regarding the price it would sell for, by luxury experts and watch connoisseurs, who came up with rather conservative estimations compared to the dizzying heights it reached. This particular Daytona in question was a personal possession of Paul Newman himself – actor, director, race car driver, a true celebrity. On October 26, the watch was auctioned by Phillips reaching a world record-breaking sale of $17,752,500. The sale of this Rolex has placed itself in history as the most iconic watch of the 20th century.
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