Rare £1 Million 18k Yellow Gold Rolex "Paul Newman" Daytona
The watch is valued in the region of £1 Million. Only five of these watches have ever come to market.
Named by Rolex collectors after the legendary actor and motorsports enthusiast, the Paul Newman Daytona (PND) is one of the most illustrious and sought-after vintage watches of all time.
The lemon dial colour and pump pusher combination are what makes this version so special. This particular model has been perfectly preserved, with all features in excellent condition.
The Yellow Gold models were produced in fewer numbers than the steel models, and an even more unseen variety is this lemon dial. The features that make this a lemon dial 6264 are as follows:
- Pump Pushers
- Square chronograph register markers
- Outer seconds track contrasting main dial and matching the sub-dials
- White sub-dial hashes/squares
- Exotic cream or ‘lemon’ main dial colour
“This piece has been beautifully preserved with all features in excellent condition.” describes Joe McKenzie, Founder of Xupes.com. “There are a few minor marks to lugs commensurate with age but the case retains its original profiles. There is some tarnishing to the yellow gold as the watch has not been worn for a number of years. The dial colour and pump pusher combination is really what makes this PND so special. This was known as an exotic dial, and was only used by Rolex in a few of the gold Daytona references at the end of the 1960s before the Oyster case was introduced with screw down crowns. We’re extremely excited to have such an iconic timepiece take centre stage in our portfolio of luxury watches.”
The Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona 6264 is one of thirteen rare men’s and women’s watches currently featuring in Xupes’ new Hard To Find category, an exclusive curation of rare and luxury items celebrating the most intricate designs and the greatest innovations for the discerning collector.