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Winning Icons – Rare Rolex Fine Watches to Be Auctioned by Phillips

Next week will be marked by a very important event in the life of all luxury watch collectors. The legendary Rolex Daytona “Paul Newman” owned by Paul Newman himself will be auctioned by Phillips on October 26. The Winning Icons – Legendary Watches of the 20th Century Sale will take place in New York.

It is worth noting that Winning Icons is the first New York-based Phillips auction ever, with previous seasons held in Hong Kong and Geneva. However, featuring 50 exceptional fine watches, it promises to be the most memorable. Among the highlights are extremely rare and very attractive high-end watches by Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, and other renowned luxury watch brands, to say nothing of iconic one-of-a-kind pieces like the mentioned above Paul Newman’s Daytona. The list below is focused on this important luxury watch and several other Rolex fine watches that will be auctioned next week.

Original Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona worn by Paul Newman himself, 1968

  • Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 6239 “Paul Newman” owned by Paul Newman, 1968

37mm stainless steel case topped by a tachymeter bezel, hand-winding mechanical chronograph movement, Calibre 722, 17 jewels, off-white dial, engraved with the “Drive Carefully Me” inscription made by Paul Newman’s wife Joanne Woodward.

Estimate in excess of $1 million.

Original Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona worn by Paul Newman himself, 1968

  • Rolex Ref. 8171 “Padellone” Triple Calendar, 1950

38mm stainless steel case, self-winding mechanical movement, Calibre 10″1/2, 18 jewels, triple calendar complication, graine dial.

Estimated at $400,000 – 800,000.

Rolex Ref. 8171 “Padellone” Triple Calendar, 1950

  • Rolex Ref. 6284 Cloisonne Enamel Dial, 1950

34mm 14k yellow gold case, self-winding mechanical movement, 18 jewels, rare cloisonne enamel dial with the depiction of North and South America.

Estimated at $300,000 – 600,000.

Rare Rolex Ref. 6284 with Cloisonne Enamel Dial, 1950

  • Rolex Submariner Ref. 6200 “Big Crown” Explorer Dial, 1954

37mm stainless steel case with an oversized “Brevet” crown, self-winding mechanical movement, Calibre A296, black glossy Explorer dial, water resistance to a depth of 200 meters.

Estimated at $250,000 – 500,000.

Rare Rolex Submariner Ref. 6200 “Big Crown” with Explorer Dial, 1954

  • Rolex Ref. 6062 “Stelline” Triple Calendar Moon Phase, 1953

36mm 18k yellow gold case, self-winding mechanical movement, Calibre 9 ¾’’’, 19 jewels, moon phases and triple calendar complications, rare faceted star dial.

Estimated at $250,000 – 500,000.

Rare Rolex Ref. 6062 “Stelline” Triple Calendar Moon Phase, 1953

  • Rolex Oyster Chronograph Ref. 6236 “Jean-Claude Killy” Triple Calendar, 1958

36mm stainless steel case, hand-winding mechanical chronograph movement, Calibre 72C, 17 jewels, triple calendar complication, dial with yellow gold hands and numerals.

Estimated at $200,000 – 400,000.

Rare Rolex Oyster Chronograph Ref. 6236 “Jean-Claude Killy” Triple Calendar, 1958

These were only six of rare Rolex fine watches to be auctioned by Phillips on October 26, not to mention other exceptional high-end luxury watches. The collection is indeed impressive! We are looking forward to seeing the auction results!

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