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Breaking News: Paul Newman’s Own Daytona 6239 Closes at $17.7M

Breaking News: Paul Newman’s Own Daytona 6239 Closes at $17.7M

The day is at last here, we’re live from Phillips’ debut New York City watch closeout named WINNING ICONS: Legendary Icons of the twentieth Century. Obviously, the feature of the evening was Paul Newman’s “Paul Newman” Daytona ref. 6239. The pre-deal gauge was in overabundance of $1 Million, however the champ is taking the Paul Newman Daytona home for $17,752,500 (counting purchaser’s exceptional)… WOW.

Paul Newman’s own Rolex Daytona ref 6239 on the wrist of Bob’s Watches CEO, Paul Altieri.

Watch the Paul Newman Rolex Daytona Auction Unfold in Entirety from My Seat at the Highly Exclusive Event

And statements of regret ahead of time for the vertical video; I was recording live for our Instagram adherents – ensure you follow Bob’s Watches on Instagram to be alarmed on future uncommon occasions like this!

If you’re intrigued, you can study the set of experiences and costs of the scandalous Paul Newman Rolex Daytona’s here. Yet, we should not fail to remember that there were 49 other staggering watches available to anyone deserving of the name icon. You can see the whole WINNING ICONS list here . The following are a couple of Rolex and Patek Philippe watches I took a stab at during public viewing.

Lot 42: Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 1665 “Patent Pending”

Earlier this year, Rolex made enormous news at Baselworld with the new Sea-Dweller to stamp the model’s 60th commemoration. What’s more, here we have that debut model, the Sea-Dweller ref. 1665 with the MK1 dial. Not exclusively does this excellence have the sought-after two lines of red content, this Double Red Sea-Dweller likewise flaunts the “Patent Pending Rolex Oyster Gas Escape Valve” etching working on it back in reference to the Rolex innovation found on this expert jumping watch.

Lot 22: Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 570

Patek Philippe presented the Calatrava in 1932 and this time-just watch keeps on being the brand’s unmistakable dress watch even today. This specific Calatrava Ref. 570 traces all the way back to 1969 and sports a 18k white gold case estimating 36mm—a lot bigger than the first 30mm. Especially striking on this Patek ref. 570 is the super uncommon pink dial lodging the blend of Arabic numerals and tightened indexes.

A Patek Philippe Calatrava ref 570; one of 50 notable watches marked down at the Phillips Art Auction house.

Lot 28: Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Ref. 2499

In 1941, Patek Philippe disclosed the world’s first arrangement delivered unending schedule chronograph wristwatch—the Perpetual Calendar ref. 1518. This set the pace for Patek Philippe’s relationship with high-complication wristwatches and the undisputable pioneer in interminable schedule chronographs specifically. This Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph ref. 2499 with a bigger 37.5mm case is the second era of the model. Created somewhere in the range of 1951 and 1985, roughly just 349 models were ever made.

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