Paul Newman

A Rolex watch having a place with the late Hollywood star Paul Newman has sold at a record cost at closeout in New York. The watch was given to him by his significant other Joanne Woodward as they shot the 1969 motion picture Winning together.

Newman, who passed on in 2008 matured 83, later utilized it to time auto races in which he partook. The stainless steel watch was sold to an anonymous phone purchaser for $17.8m (£13.6m) – considerably more than the $1m it had at first been relied upon to get.

Paul Newman

It is a record for a wristwatch sold at sell off, however a Patek Philippe take watch sold for more than $24m in 2014. In Winning, Newman played a hustling auto driver, a part which prodded his enthusiasm for the game. He went ahead to partake in the 24-hour Le Mans race.

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Before giving him the watch, Woodward had it engraved with the words “Drive Carefully, Me.” He had been harmed in a motorbike mischance in 1965. Woodward got him another watch in 1984, and he gave the Daytona Rolex to his little girl’s then-sweetheart, James Cox.

Cox put the watch available to be purchased, and a portion of the returns will go towards the Newman’s Own Foundation, the philanthropy set up by Newman in 2005 that gets every one of the benefits from his Newman’s Own nourishment go.

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