‘Drive Carefully. Me’. This is the story of Paul Newman Rolex Daytona for which they paid 15.25 million euros
It has always struck me the large number of film stars that beyond their profession are racing car drivers. Paul Newman is the best example, since besides being a pilot came to have his own racing team, but there are others present who have followed this same path, like Patrick Dempsey or Jackie Chan, both teams competing in the WEC.
The story that we bring today revolves around Paul Newman and wristwatch that used during the shooting of the legendary film '500'. It has recently been auctioned and someone has paid for it 15.25 million euros, making it the most expensive watch ever.
The Rolex Daytona
Definitely Rolex, especially the Daytona models are closely linked parts to the world of motor racing. This watch model introduced in 1963 was designed with a mechanism that allowed competition pilots measure the average speed they were getting, and can measure up to 400 miles per hour.
The Swiss brand is a sponsor of many competitions, from Formula 1 to championships resistance. So much so that the winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans as part of the prize receive a Rolex Daytona recorded with the deed they have succeeded. They are highly sought after pieces among collectors of watches, as is logical, because to get one the toughest race in the world, that's saying you have to win.
'Drive Carefully. Me'
But the history of the Rolex Daytona is rather simple. It was Joane Woodward, wife of Paul Newman who gave that watch shortly before the start of filming of the movie '500'.
A Joane Woodward did not like her husband corriese cars. The danger of competition frightened her, and maybe intending to calm your cravings with the right foot, Rolex Daytona gave this a very special engraving on the cover of mechanics.
'Drive Carefully. Me" ("Drive carefully. I") it was Woodward ordered Joane inscription recording on the clock, which used the actor during the recording of '500' and which appeared on the cover of a magazine during the 80s.
Years later, Newman did not seem to have much appreciation for the clock, as the legend that gave it to the then boyfriend of his daughter after asking time and see that this was not even a clock.
Now, years later, the watch was auctioned by Phillips and although the estimated sale price was $ 1 million, someone has paid the whopping 15.25 million euros for him.
so this Rolex Daytona It has become the most expensive watch ever auctioned. Seal Paul Newman Much has been done.
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