We are incredibly excited to announce you an exceptional Important Watches auction by Sotheby’s, on June 10th, the auction will take place in New York.
Highlighted is the Reference 6241 Paul Newman Daytona ‘John Player Special, offered from the original owner. It was affectionately nicknamed “John Player Special” in reference to the livery of the Lotus formula 1 painted in black with the gold tobacco company logo. Few Daytona models are fitted with the iconic Paul Newman dial. Fewer still are presented in this format so coveted amongst collectors. In good company, our sale features a thoughtfully curated selection of important vintage Daytonas including a rare Reference 6239 Paul Newman Daytona retailed by Linz Brothers. Very few are known to exist, with three seen in the market today. This celebrated example is authenticated by Rolex via the accompanying Watch Conditions Document.
Modern juggernauts include a three-dimensional 24-second inclined tourbillon world time wristwatch by Greubel Forsey, a highly complicated split seconds chronograph wristwatch with tourbillon and minute repeater by Audemars Piguet, and an early platinum Resonance wristwatch with brass movement by F.P. Journe. Cased in tantalum and yellow gold, an incredibly rare skeletonized Royal Oak Quantieme Perpetuelle (circa 1990s) by Audemars Piguet will be offered, complete with a winding presentation box and papers.
Completing our sale are iconic, and well preserved vintage models by Patek Philippe, Cartier, Rolex, and more.
Fri, 04 Jun 21 • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Sat, 05 Jun 21 • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Sun, 06 Jun 21 • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Mon, 07 Jun 21 • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Tue, 08 Jun 21 • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Wed, 09 Jun 21 • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
In this article we show you some of the top lots to give you a preview of some of the best for sale.
Rolex Daytona, Ref. 6239 ‘Paul Newman’, a stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with registers and bracelet, circa 1968. Accessories: Rolex presentation box.
Rolex Daytona Paul Newman ‘John Player Special’, Ref. 6241, a yellow gold chronograph wristwatch, circa 1968. Accessories: Rolex presentation box with outer packaging, service box, Guarantee booklet dated May 30, 1972, service booklets, instructions manual, service warranty dated May 14, 1996, service warranty March 22, 1991, and service invoice dated June 21, 1996.
Cartier Crash, a limited edition in 18k yellow gold, circa 1991. The current example bears both its limited edition number to the caseback 232 along with its production year ‘91 as well as all the correct hall marks. The watch is presented in excellent condition and is accompanied by its original box, on a red leather Cartier strap and is accompanied by its distinctive 18k gold misshapen ‘Crash’ inspired folding clasp. Accessories: Cartier presentation box.
Patek Philippe Ref. 2526, a yellow gold wristwatch with a first series black enamel dial and bracelet, made in 1954. Accessories: Patek Philippe presentation box with outer packaging and Extract from the Archives confirming the dated of sale on May 23, 1955.
Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 3700/4, a rare yellow gold and diamond-set automatic wristwatch with date and bracelet, made in 1980. Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on October 29, 1981 and confirming 72 diamonds (~0.54 ct) on the case.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin, a platinum tourbillon, Ref. 26510PT.OO.1220PT.01, Circa 2017. Accessories: Audemars Piguet presentation box with outer packaging, Certificate of Origin dated May 30, 2017 and operating instructions.