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Two watches belonging to the late actor Paul Newman are up for auction

Thursday – 8 Ramadan 1444 AH – 30 March 2023 AD Issue no. [16193]

New York – London: «Asharq Al-Awsat»

“Sotheby’s” has announced that two “Rolex Daytona” watches belonging to the famous American actor Paul Newman, who died in 2008, will be exhibited at a New York auction organized next June, and the house hopes to have each of them. According to the press agency, it will be sold for one million dollars.
Even if these two watches actually sold for this price, it would still be far from the record price for a watch sold at the “Phillips” House auction in New York in October 2017, when he owned another Rolex Daytona. Sold for $17.8 million.Paul Newman.

The late actor Paul Newman (AFP)

The Hollywood star, who loves luxury watches and participates in motor racing, received one of two Swiss watches offered at a Sotheby’s auction on June 9 as a gift from his wife, American actress Joan Woodward, during the 24-hour race at Daytona. Beach circuit in Florida, USA.
Estimated between $500,000 and $1 million, this Rolex Daytona watch with a black dial and leather strap is inscribed with the phrase “Drive Very Slow” in large letters and is signed “Joan.”
Another watch, the Rolex Zenith Daytona, valued at the same price, was identical in shape but with a white dial and a metal bracelet, which Newman received for his team’s victory in the 1995 Daytona race.
The actor was 70 at the time and later became the oldest driver to win motorsport, according to a Sotheby’s statement.
In late February, the house announced in June that it would auction 300 items belonging to Joan Woodward and Paul Newman, who were married from 1958 until her death in 2008 from lung cancer at age 83.

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