October 26, 2017, Fu Yi Si auction with Bacs & Russo will be held in New York “Winning Icons – 20th century legend watch” theme auction, showing the last century’s most iconic collection of timepieces. The biggest highlight of the auction, Pauline Newman was once owned and worn, the unique Rolex “Paul Newman” cosmic model Di Dayon watch, this is a historic moment.
This iconic watch, Paul Newman’s wife Joanna Woodward gave him a gift. The watch is designed for racing sports, and in addition to acting career, Paul Newman has been a soft spot for racing sports. In the back of this watch, engraved with “DRIVE CAREFULLY / ME” words, love and care overflowing words.
The watch model Ref.6239, from 1963 to 1970, Rolex launched the first batch of landmark cosmic models “Daytona” series of watches, Rolex is also the first bezel engraved tachometer chronograph Table, this design is designed to quickly and intuitively measure the speed.
Paul Newman wears the watch every day, and decades of such pictures appear prominently in famous magazines and books. His influence so much, so that later “exotic” disk watch are known as “Paul Newman” Di Tong Na.
Paul Newman’s daughter, Nell Newman, recalled the story of the watch, the original Paul Newman gave the watch to her daughter was the boyfriend James. So far, Nell and James are still close friends, she (he) together decided to auction this watch, part of the proceeds will be donated to retain the Newman Foundation.
Fu Yi Si auction house is pleased to provide this watch, it is also regarded as one of the most famous, most important and legendary Rolex antique watch. It is reported that the watch before the auction price of more than one million US dollars.