Did the same person buy Paul Newman's two fake rolex Daytonas?
Two Rolex Daytonas that once belonged to Paul Newman sold for about $1.1 million each at Sotheby's in New York on Friday, June 9, at an auction .
The origins of two replica Rolex Daytona watches are at the center of an auction in New York on June 9. Bidding agent Leigh Safar, Sotheby's vice president and watch department specialist, is understood to have "won" two watches for the new owner (or just one) over the phone. The recently concluded auction has raised questions about whether it was decided by the same person. Generously taking home two Newman Daytonas.
Both replica watches in this auction are from the replica Rolex Daytona collection. These include the replica Rolex Daytona ˇ°Zenithˇ± and the Platinum/Black Dial Daytona, both worn by legendary Hollywood actor and racing driver Paul Newman. Both sold for about $1 million, and the results are as follows: Daytona "Zenith" priced Daytona 116519 in white gold at $900,000 (plus a $1.143 million premium), while the white gold version of Daytona 116519 sold for $900,000. The price is $850,000 (including fees of $1.08 million).
The replica Rolex Daytona Zenith was presented to race car driver Paul Newman when he won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1995, a feat that made the 70-year-old Paul Newman of , became the oldest driver to win the event, winning the race. This record is still recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. In 1999, Newman entrusted this replica watch to Antiquorum. All sales of $39,000 (a record price at the time) were donated to Newman's charity.
Over the next few years, however, Paul Newman was seen wearing the replica watches again. One should speculate that the watch was purchased by a family member for Paul Newman himself. For Newman, Daytona has special meaning and spiritual value, and it is closely related to his racing career.