When it came to being cool, Hollywood legend Paul Newman was a cut above everyone else. So it’s no wonder that the watch model he made famous—the Rolex Daytona, colloquially known as “the Paul Newman” watch—has become one of the the most sought-after in the entire world.
Now, a rare model of the watch is hitting the market from Xupes—and it could be yours for around $1.3 million if you have some extra cash laying around.
The Rolex Daytona 18k Yellow Gold 6264 model that’s for sale is extremely rare. This model has the classic look and style we’ve come to know from Newman and his watch collection over the years, but it also has some unique features that make it even more exclusive. The yellow gold “lemon dial” models “were produced in fewer numbers than the steel models,” and the placement of the Daytona writing on the watch dial is different than most other models of the watch.
There’s only one 6264 Rolex Daytona available for purchase, and the website is considering “offers of around the £1,000,000 ($1.27 million) mark,” per the Xupes marketing team. (If you have a birthday or a special occasion coming up, it might be the right time to hint to your significant other that you have an idea in mind for a gift.)
There have only been four other 6264 models on the market previously, making this one just the fifth to come to market, according to Revolution Magazine.
Earlier this year, one of Newman’s personal watches, the Rolex Daytona Ref. 6239, sold at the Phillips auction house for a record $15.5 million before taxes and fees, and a different model was sold through Christie’s in 2017 for nearly $900,000.
The Rolex Daytona yellow gold model comes with a Rolex box and fitted on a “solid gold, riveted bracelet with ref.71 end links.”
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