On The Square

New Watch Newman

By Bidsquare

Apr 04,2015 | 23:00 EDT

Ask anyone with half an idea for his or her list of the coolest actors of the 20th Century and there’s a good chance it will include Paul Newman. Hud, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler, Newman personified a cool that only the likes of Steve McQueen and James Dean could match.

The Newman legacy comes under the spotlight April 19 & 20 when Leslie Hindman Auctioneers conduct their Important Fine Jewelry and Timepieces sales. Sold on the second day as Lot 67 of the Timepieces sale, the 1969 stainless steel “Paul Newman” Daytona Cosmograph, from Rolex comes with its original box and papers and an estimated price tag between $50,000-70,000.

Daytona was a special place for Newman, a racetrack where he enjoyed tremendous success driving sports cars, so this is the perfect way to channel you inner “Butch Cassidy" and pick up a superlative timepiece to boot. Who knows, maybe you’ll even end up putting out your own line of pasta sauces!

Lot 508 - the 18 Karat Yellow Gold Textured Link Bracelet by Chaavae

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Important Fine Jewelry and Timepieces sales runs over two days and is a classic two-parter. The Important Fine Jewelry sale runs both days, includes over 1,200 lots and features a range of signed jewelry, certified colored stones and diamonds. The Important Fine Timepieces sale, set down for day two, consists of a varied selection of vintage and contemporary watches.

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