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On June 28, 2018 Fortuna, the boutique fine jewelry auction house based in NYC, will hold its inaugural Important Watches sale. As an auction house that has never been strongly associated with the premiere watch collecting world, Fortuna has steadily been growing out their watch department. Featured in the upcoming sale is a strong selection of collectible timepieces from a variety of brand names, led by a Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona, Ref. 6239. Read more about some of the most desirable lots that will be offered for sale this June.
THE CULT FAVORITE: THE ROLEX “PAUL NEWMAN” DAYTONA REF. 6239
The famous “Paul Newman” Daytona will leave any vintage Rolex collector or watch enthusiast buzzing with excitement, given their relative scarcity. This particular model is certainly considered to be the most authentic. It was the reference number that actor and racecar driver, Paul Newman originally wore, and the one that ignited the worldwide obsession for the Rolex Daytona with the “Exotic dial.” For those enamored by Rolex’s complex journey of manufacturing and outsourcing before they became the vertically-integrated company that we know today, the Paul Newman Daytona represents a very interesting segment of Rolex history. During the 1960s, a small portion of the watch dials for Rolex’s newest watch at the time, the Daytona, was made by the company Singer. This “Exotic Dial” completely transformed the look of the watch, most notably with the use of the Art Deco fonts and indexes with squared tops in the sub-dials and the introduction of a third color—the contrasting red minute track and “Daytona” moniker.
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Fortuna Auction IMPORTANT WATCHES: Event Details
IMPORTANT WATCHES Sale
12:00 PM June 28, 2018
At the Fortuna Showroom in NYC
(608 5th Avenue & 49th Street.)
June 18-22, 24-27 at the Fortuna Showroom
View the auction catalog for June IMPORTANT WATCHES here.