Friday, October 27, 2017

HODINKEE Paul Newman Daytona Auction Video


Paul Newman Daytona Auction Video

If you are a reader of Jake's Rolex World, you know I am a big fan of Hodinkee. Hodinkee's Cara Barrett published an amazing story today titled, "IN-DEPTH The Sale of Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona, The Most Expensive Wristwatch Ever. The story of how one watch changed everything." Cara's story is AMAZINGLY well-written, thorough, and insightful. Her story also includes this incredibly well shot and produced video titled, "The Sale Of Paul Newman's 'Paul Newman' Rolex Daytona, The Most Expensive Wristwatch Ever Sold, which I HIGHLY recommend watching:

I took the screen grab below from the video above, which shows James Cox and Nell Newman at the auction for her father's trademark Paul Newman Daytona.

The photo below shows Nell Newman and James Cox back in the mid-1980s, and shows James wearing his literal Paul Newman Daytona, Nell's father Paul Newman gave him in 1984.

The photo below shows auctioneer Aurel Bacs in one of many adrenaline-filled moments during the Auction of Paul Newman's Trademark Daytona. This auction was not only an amazing piece of Rolex history, but a roller-coaster ride, the likes of which I have never experienced before!!!! To best further understand and experience this for yourself, check out the live video footage in the story I published yesterday.

The photo below is another screen-shot from Hodinkee's amazing video featured at the top of this story. It shows Paul Newman ionically in a very GQ pose with his Rolex Daytona, staring at the camera. This auction changed everything 'In a New York Minute' (pun intended :-)