The rare ‘Paul Newman’ 18K Yellow Gold Rolex Daytona is on sale for just over $1m

Last year a Rolex Daytona owned by Paul Newman fetched a record shattering $17.8 million when it went under the hammer at a Phillips auction in New York. This year, we wonder if that record will last for long as another Newman-related Rolex is up for auction – this time an even more precious 18K yellow gold Daytona 6264 which was named after the iconic actor.

UK based e-retailer Xupes has listed this covetable watch for a relatively meager $1.3m, and it’s bound to generate interest especially as these watches were only produced for 3 years between 1969 and 1972. Moreover this particular watch is in mint condition, one of just five other watches of its kind that have ever surfaced in the market.

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However, Paul Newman fans should note that while this Rolex carries the actor’s name, it wasn’t actually owned by him. Nonetheless it has value as a collectible for its rare lemon dial color and pump pusher.