In the upcoming Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments auction, a 1968 Rolex Daytona “Exotic” dial wristwatch can be found. This watch is nicknamed the “Paul Newman Rolex” after the actor’s wife bought him one as a gift. Purchased in 1970 or 1971, this watch has remained in the estate of the original owner until now. It features an engraved tachymeter bezel, a black tricolor dial, and a screw-back case. The accompanying oyster riveted bracelet was purchased separately from the original dial.
Also included in this Skinner auction is an 18-karat gold English watch from the Pulaski steamship, which sank in 1838. The 150 passengers of the ship included some of the wealthiest individuals of the time; only 59 survived. The wreck was discovered in 2017, leading to the recovery of many antique luxuries and artifacts. This open-face watch has retained much of its detail, including an original gilt or multicolored roman numeral dial. It also has a swing-out key-set movement and is stamped by the manufacturer on the back. To view these items and register to bid, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Watches & Clocks (300), Wristwatches (75), Pocket Watches (96), Table, Mantel Clocks (56), Wall Clocks (51), Collectibles (93)
# of Lots:395
Price Range:$75 - $120,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Single-owner Rolex Daytona Reference 6239 Exotic Dial Wristwatch||
|Carlo Ponti Highly Carved and Ebonized Walnut Megalethoscope and Table||
|Steamship Pulaski Shipwreck 19th Century 18kt Gold Open-face Watch||
|IWC Le Petit Prince Reference 3777-17 Pilot's Chronograph Wristwatch||
|Curta Type I Calculator||
|Collection of Items from a Polaroid Research Office||
- Pocket Watches
- Science & Technology
- Table, Mantel Clocks
- Wall Clocks
- Watches & Clocks
- 19th century
- Carlo Ponti
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