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.
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.