OT: Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona Fetches $17.7+ Million at Auction

  1. Hubert

    Hubert Sep 1, 2017

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    http://timeandtidewatches.com/break...ul-newmans-daytona-will-melt-heart-blow-mind/

    http://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/31/fashion/paul-newman-rolex.html
     
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  2. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 2, 2017

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    Wow, a little odd that Paul gave the watch away given the personalised message on the back!
     
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  3. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 18, 2017

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  4. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 24, 2017

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    Featured, along a NOS case Monaco.
     
  5. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 26, 2017

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    Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona Fetches $17.7+ Million at Phillips Auction: Find Out Why
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/robert...15-5-million-at-phillips-auction-find-out-why
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  6. MrJKLFoams

    MrJKLFoams Oct 27, 2017

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    I know its rolex and very Iconic but 17M is just way too much. I donno if this is a rolex move to make their timepieces more desirable and more iconic. Who knows.
     
  7. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 27, 2017

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    Yeah it's crazy. Still worthwhile to checkout the videos I posted, where they explain in detail why this was expected to beat all records, all thanks to Paul Newman.
     
  8. MrJKLFoams

    MrJKLFoams Oct 27, 2017

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    Yeah as of the moment paul is the man! Patek is now looking at Patek Philippe ‘s Patek Philippe. Haha
     
  9. abrod520

    abrod520 Oct 27, 2017

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    That NOS Monaco brought $34,000 before tax + premium.
     
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 27, 2017

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    Lucky buyer!
     
  11. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Oct 27, 2017

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    It's a nice Monaco...not spectacular, but nice. The fact that it has a replacement case marks it down in my book.
     
  12. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 28, 2017

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    Yes, that was my thought as well when they mentioned the "NOS Case" part.
     
  13. imagwai

    imagwai Oct 28, 2017

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  14. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 28, 2017

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    Yeah, I wondered if it was Rolex that bought it myself...
     
  15. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 29, 2017

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    It wouldn't have been a bad idea -at all- if they did!
     
  16. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 29, 2017

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