The most expensive men’s watches


2 Rolex Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 6239 – $17,752,000.

Steel case, light cream dial with black counters for small seconds and chronograph, red minute scale – in general, it would seem, nothing particularly unusual. Yes, and not a limited model, but a serial one, and its price is considerable, of course, more than 100 thousand dollars, but still not millions, and even what … What’s the matter? But the fact is that this copy of the watch, released in 1968, belonged personally to Paul Newman, the star of Hollywood and racing tracks. He was given the watch by his wife, actress Joanne Woodward. At the request of Joanne, the case back was engraved with the phrase: DRIVE CAREFULLY ME, which can be translated as “To drive me carefully!”. There are hundreds of photos of Newman with this watch on his hand, then they fell out of sight for a while, and reappeared in October 2017 at the first auction held by the Phillips auction house in New York. For more than two years, Newman’s watch held the world record for auction value.