We've had a lot of fun, and we can't think of a better way to bring it to a close than with an important but esoteric vintage watch donated by one of today's most creative thinkers.Enjoy! Comments Off Hodinkee in Giveaway, MB&F, replica Tissot watch Friday, June 11, 2010 at 2:00PM The Paul Newman Daytona is arguably the most well-known "expensive" vintage watch.Even those that don't care to consider fine timepieces in their everyday thoughts are aware of this particular reference, it's high contrast dial, and social importance.But, when most people think Paul Newman they think "Ok, it'll cost me about as much as a decent BMW, but could be worse, right?"It could be a lot worse.
In fact, it could be around $400,000 worse.Last replica Corum watches week in Geneva, a Paul Newman Daytona was sold by Sotheby's for an absoluteley monumental 464,500 CHF, or about $470,000.So what made this stainless steel sport watch worth close to half a milly? Well, the signature on the dial of this Rolex is very rare - but our guess is most of you could never spot why.What makes it so special is the word "Oyster" being printed on a third line below "Rolex" and "Cosmograph".The other defining chracteristic of this most Newman of Paul Newmans is the faded dial.
Dubbed "tropical" by collectors, these lightly faded dial replica Ulysse Nardin watch typically grab a premium (see here for a different type of tropical Paul Newman), but a premium to a factor of eight? No sah.So you have a faded, unique dial on this Paul Newman and all of a sudden it's worth $470,000? That, dear readers, is what makes the vintage watch collecting so fun.It makes no sense, and we love it all the more. of Sotheby's epic $470,000 Paul Newman Daytona. Hodinkee in Auctions, Rolex, Rolex Daytona Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 5:07PM