This is a record amount ever given to a wristwatch.
Watch model is Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona that belonged to American actor and racing driver Paul Newman was sold in new York auction house Phillips for $17.8 million
The Rolex chronograph was put up for auction with an estimate (preliminary cost) about $ 1 million. Thus, the final price exceeded the estimate by almost 18 times. Bidding lasted 12 minutes, the new owner of the watch is not called.
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Chronograph Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Paul Newman, released in 1968, was donated to Paul Newman’s wife, actress Joanne Woodward. On the back she had engraved Drive carefully (“Drive carefully”).
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