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The Actual Paul Newman Daytona 6263

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Here is a interesting watch the Rolex Daytona 6263 after the recent post of mine regarding  Paul Newman Daytona 6239  found and is going up for auction later on this year by Christie’s auction house.  This particular watch the 6239 was given to his daughter’s boy friend in the 1980’s which was a iconic watch in itself worn and loved by the main man.  I recently read a article that shed light on the Daytona Paul wore after the 6239 this the Rolex Daytona 6263 with engraving on the caseback drive slowly Joanne.  This one was also given to Paul by his wife.

Paul Newman 6239
Picture Courtesy Charles Tearle
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Paul Newman 6263 Picture courtesy Charles Tearle

Paul had a long history with racing driving one of his true passions there is a picture below with Paul on the podium after a race.  As you can see in the picture the Daytona was being used in the races as probably one of the reasons Paul loved the Daytona so much. The tachymeter measures miles per hour over a distance of a mile most chronographs have this feature but the Daytona was the watch to have on the track.

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Picture courtesy of NY Times

Paul Newman played a big part in vintage watches probably was one of the biggest factors the Daytona become so successful also with the watches being so beautiful helped. The Vintage Daytona will always be  the watch to buy now and in 50 years but prices seem to be soaring every day all the big collectors want a vintage Daytona. Christie’s Auctioneers have plenty vintage watch auctions some of the rarest of the rare.

Rolex 6263

Record Breaking Rolex’s at Phillips Auction Geneva !!

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Record Breaking Rolex’s at Phillips Auction Geneva yesterday and today with Aka “The Legend” Rolex Daytona 6263 with a lemon grené dial solid 18k gold stunning watch in every way only one of three known ever made. The watch sold at auction for a staggering $3,717,906, making it the second most expensive Rolex sold at auction today lot 237/237 just goes to show no stopping the Paul Newman phenomena. The vintage watch market booming more than ever.  Picture courtesy of Hodinkee!

Rolex 6263

The Daytona set the record for the most expensive Daytona ever sold hence the nick name “The Legend” they did save the best for last apparantly. The most expensive Rolex ever sold was the day before 13 May.  The Rolex ref 6062 “Bao Dai” just sold for $5,060,427 really gets a lump in throat when the hammer drops at them prices.

This model is only one if its kind with black diamond dial and belonged to the last emperor of Vietnam both watches are truly a credit to Rolex watch making in the 70,s as beautiful vintage pieces you can only dream of owing. Overall The Daytona would be the watch I would pick loved them from the first time I ever saw a bi metal Daytona in the 1990’s. Rolex always been one of my favorite brands as the years gone by I grew a love for vintage timepieces might be my age as getting older!!

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