Watch aficionado Ed Sheeran gave out free pizzas to fans wearing an incredibly rare $700,000 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

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English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has over 150 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists in history. According to reports, his personal net worth is estimated to be around $200 million. Yet, Sheeran is famous for his extremely frugal lifestyle, which is obviously an anomaly in the world of super-rich celebrities. He doesn’t believe in spending his money on flashy cars or private jets and rather likes to keep his monthly expenses below $1000.

However, there’s one thing Sheeran loves to splurge on, which is beautiful horological creations. The celebrated musician is often seen wearing some very interesting timepieces. In fact, his impressive watch collection is estimated to be worth at least $6 million, which includes several extremely rare and highly desirable timepieces. He was recently spotted wearing one of them while handing out pizzas to fans before a concert.

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Recently, Sheeran surprised his fans by turning up at a local pizzeria before he made his way to the sold-out show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 32-year-old Brit was seen having a go at twirling bases and making pizzas himself with the eatery’s owner while wearing an exceedingly rare Rolex watch. According to Dmarge, the watch that can be seen on the singer’s wrist is a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ‘Paul Newman’ ref. 6263, which is believed to be worth at least $700,000. Named after the legendary Hollywood actor, the nickname was given to specific dial variations of the famous Rolex chronograph designed by the dial maker Singer.

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Interestingly, Sheeran has been previously spotted wearing a different Paul Newman Daytona, ref. 6239. Believed to be worth $300,000, that version has a steel bezel and black dial. The one worn by the singer while making pizzas last weekend features a panda dial along with a black ceramic bezel. A good example can easily fetch close to $700,000. However, a ref. 6239 originally owned by Newman was recently sold for a record-shattering $17.8 million, making it the third most expensive watch of all time. In addition to owning two rare Paul Newman Daytonas, Sheeran owns a whole gamut of Rolex watches, which includes several new models.

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