Blog posts about Daytona

Iconic Rolex Sports Watches

There are two very distinct sides to the Rolex lineup: the dress watches and the sports watches. Whereas by nature, Rolex dress watches are designed to look great, Rolex sports watches are designed to look great and to serve a specific purpose. In fact, all Rolex sports watches began as a purpose-built tool for a […]

Predictable – What a Paul Newman Daytona Sells For

The pre-auction estimate was $50,000 to $70,000. When the hammer fell last Monday at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, the ticker read $92,500. The watch in question? A Paul Newman Daytona. To be precise, a stainless steel ref. 6239 Cosmograph Daytona with white dial and original riveted Oyster bracelet. And it was a nice example […]

Four Candy Daytonas

A few days ago, we talked about the Eric Clapton Cosmograph 6263 that is coming up at auction on May 10. Well, that watch is part of “The Watch Auction: One,” an auction that kicks off Phillips’ involvement in the luxury watch segment of the auction industry (more on that in a future post). There’s […]

Yet Another Clapton Watch Goes On The Block

You may remember the Eric Clapton Patek Philippe ref. 2499 (platinum, of course) that sold a few years back for a record $3.6 million. That one was one of only two platinum 2499s known to exist. That, and the fact that Slowhand himself quite possibly wore the thing in concert, pushed the final hammer price […]