Rolex Paul Newman Daytona 6263 sells for $1 million on 10 November 2013. A world new record has been set by this Rolex 6263. Most may call it insanity, but true Rolex collectors will call it Rolex Passion. So what makes Rolex Daytona Paul Newman so special and what gives the name Paul Newman Daytona?
The brief story of Rolex Paul Newman Daytona
Well, you might have guessed it. It was worn by a man named Paul Newman who is a very famous film director, movie star, and also, a race car driver. In Rolex Daytona History, Paul Newman wore one of the Rolex Paul Newman watches, given to him by his wife Joanne Woodward. It was a gift since he took up automobile racing from 1972, and he wore it until his death in 2008. Although no one is sure how exactly Rolex Paul Newman got its name associated, some suspected that it was featuring of the Paul Newman Rolex watch in the famous car movie – Winning.
What makes a Rolex Daytona Paul Newman?
Up till today, Rolex continues to make various Rolex Cosmograph Daytona models, but the gems of the Daytonas are those that has been called ‘Paul Newman Daytona’. They key difference from normal Daytona is in the dial configuration.
On normal dials, the word “Oyster” is always located between “Cosmograph” and “Rolex. However, this Paul Newman Daytona dial reads “Rolex Cosmograph Oyster”. Some other traits is the different font used for the Paul Newman Rolex Dial. As to all other Rolex Paul Newman dial, excluding for a few unique dials made for ref: 6262 and 6264, the R is larger and the serifs more emphasized. Other than its looks, this these features increased the value and appeal of the current Paul Newman Daytona.
The fundamental features of Rolex Paul Newman
Classic: Design and produced in the mid of the golden days of the mechanical watches in 1960s, the Rolex Daytona Paul Newman was the center attraction of all the 60s sports watch glory.
Importance: The importance of a racing sports in the 1960s has made a history of its own. Paul Newman Rolex watch is made famous by the famous Racer and actor, Paul Newman Daytona.
Extraordinary: The Rare Rolex Paul Newman dial has a unique impact to the normal Daytona’s more subdued norm. The unknown numbers of it floating around today makes it even more desirable.
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