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Newman’s Iconic Rolex Daytonas Hit Auction Block April 04, 2023 (0 comments)


New York, NY--Sotheby's is set to auction two of Paul Newman's historic Rolex Daytonas on June 9 in New York. 

[Image via Sotheby's]

These timepieces, part of a series of sales featuring over 300 items collected by Newman and his wife, Joanne Woodward, are expected to sell for between $500,000 and $1 million each.

According to a report, the unique “Zenith” Daytona (ref. 16520) was awarded to Newman after his 1995 victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona. The stainless-steel chronograph bears an inscription marking the occasion. 

Newman auctioned the watch in 1995 for $39,000, benefiting his charity, The Hole in the Wall Gang, but was later seen wearing it at events. The white-gold classic Daytona (ref. 116519), circa 2006, was a gift from Woodward to Newman. Its caseback engraving reads, "Drive Very Slowly Joanna," a reminder from his wife.

Newman sported the timepiece at prominent events, including his 2007 Barbara Walters interview.

Both Daytonas will be exhibited in various cities before the auction.

Learn more in the report.

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