It was one of the most intense auction sales ever seen in vintage watch collectors' circles.
A new world record has been set for the sale [VIDEO] of a wristwatch on Thursday after Phillips Auction House in NY fetched a tasty nearly $17.8 million for a #Rolex Daytona watch, given to the late actor #Paul Newman by his wife, actress #Joanne Woodward. While the bidding process was relatively quick, the story of how the watch first left Newman's wrist and eventually landed on the auction block is quite the opposite.
The watch that appears in many photos of Paul Newman is also known for its interesting history.
Aurel Bacs, senior consultant, and Paul Boutros, head of watches, Americas, said: "It was an absolute privilege for Phillips to offer Paul Newman's own "Paul Newman" Daytona - arguably the most iconic collector's wristwatch of the 20th century".
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"Pop handed James his Rolex and said, ´If you can keep in mind to wind this each day, it tells pretty good time, ´" wrote Nell in a signed letter accompanying the sale.
The caseback carries the inscription "Drive Carefully Me", which was engraved by Newman's wife Joanne Woodward, when she bought him the watch as a gift. Apparently Pop forgot to wind his wristwatch that morning. "An icon eternally joined in name and function to the high-performance world of motor sport", it says describing the watch. Mr. Cox, who was at the long-time boyfriend of Newman's daughter, was working on a treehouse with the famous actor in the mid-1980's.
The bids then went back and forth between two telephone bidders and the timepiece was finally sold for $17.8 million - including buyer's premium. James responded that he didn't know the time and didn't own a watch.