Paul Newman Rolex sells for more than US$17 million

Daytona sold for what officials said was a world record for a wristwatch at auction. Credit Ron Galella

Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo inaugural NY auction, where a Paul Newman Rolex watch set a record. While most of us was either asleep or heading to work this dreary Friday morning, a very important watch went up for sale at the Phillips auction. It also breaks the record for the most expensive Rolex ever sold at auction, the auction house said, which was previously held by the Rolex Bao Dai which sold for $5 million back in May. The watch was a gift from Newman's wife Joanne Woodward after they starred together in the 1969 film, Winning.

The stainless steel watch features a crocodile strap and can be seen in countless photos of Newman, who became a serious racing vehicle driver himself thanks to his experience making the movie.

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The movie star made Daytonas fitted with the "exotic" dial popular after he was photographed repeatedly wearing the watch. His Rolex Daytona watch just sold for almost $18 million.

It was one of the most intense auction sales ever seen in vintage watch collectors' circles.

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What makes this watch so special is the story behind it.

The trail of the watch was cold for years and after Newman died in 2008 it was presumed missing. And that watch was the Rolex Daytona, which adorned Newman's wrist for decades before he gave it to a then-boyfriend of his daughter. "Pop would frequent the river bank to check on James" progress. Cox said at the time he knew Rolex was an excellent brand, but he didn't realize the significance behind the watch. Cox replied saying sorry, he didn't know, as he didn't have a watch. So he said, 'Here, here's a watch.

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Newman gifted the watch when he discovered that Cox - who was helping build a treehouse at the actor´s property in Westport, Connecticut - did not own one.

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