Thursday, October 26, 2017

Paul Newman's Daytona

Paul Newman's Daytona

A Magical Rolex Auction Week

When I started Jake's Rolex World ten years ago, one of the things I was completely obsessed with was documenting Paul Newman's elusive Daytona. At the time there were almost no photos of his famous Rolex Daytona watch, so I got work researching an publishing like crazy man. I ended up publishing an 8 Part Series titled, "The Complete History Of The Paul Newman Daytona." If you are not familiar with this series, I highly recommend checking it out.

This week is a Magical and seminal week in the history of Rolex, as Paul Newman's Exotic Dial Daytona will be auctioned for the first time in history. You can view or download the free Phillips auction ecatalog to check out the themed auction which features Paul Newman's Daytona, which is titled, "Winning Icons—Legendary Watches Of The 20th Century."

Below is a great Hodinkee video with Paul Boutros that from Phillips Auction House that includes many details regarding the upcoming auction for Paul Newman's Own Daytona:

I will be live-blogging during the actual Philipps auction, but in the meantime I am republishing all my Paul Newman Daytona stories I have written and published over the past decade, to help put in perspective the significance of this moment we will all be witnessing together. 

To learn everything you could ever want to know about Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona and his other Rolex watches, when you get to the bottom of each page on Jake's Rolex World, keep hitting "Older Posts", and you will see everything...Including some of Paul Newman's other famous Rolex Daytona models I discovered, like the ones pictured below: