A new Rolex record has been created, a 1969 gold Daytona, also known as “The Legend”, was publicly sold last weekend as the most expensive Daytona ever.
The 18k yellow gold Oyster Paul Newman Daytona was sold for $3,717,906 USD at Philips Geneva Watch Auction last Sunday May 14th, 2017. Ref. 6263 with a ‘lemon’ grené dial and with case back stamped 6239, the watch had an original estimate between $810,126.22 – $1,620,164.62 USD. With only three known 1969 Oyster Paul Newman Daytona with a case diameter of 37.5mm and serial 2,330,529 to ever exist, the winner of this gem remains unknown after a long bidding war with another bidder.
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