Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona shatters auction records with $17.8 million result


Once thought lost, Paul Newman’s famous Rolex Daytona just fetched a stunning $17.8 million, making it the most expensive wristwatch ever sold at auction. The mind-blowing result from Phillips in New York, which would rank as the 13th-most expensive car to cross the block, blew past the standing record of $11.1 million, held by a stainless steel Patek Philippe perpetual calendar. Phillips had set the Daytona’s presale estimate at $1 million, though bidding opened at $10 million.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/10/27/paul-newman-rolex


Wow. That seems absurd but then I look at the fine art market and realize that’s a drop in the bucket.


I wonder what my Timex self-winder that I wore during my first winning Gymkhana driving my Plymouth Horizon fastback is worth today??


I have the wheel and hub that jammed solid and famously kept P L Newman from winning Le Mans. I wonder if that’s worth anything?