quote:Originally posted by wine+art:quote:Originally posted by fusionstorm:
One of Paul Newman's Rolex Daytonas with verified provenance hammered earlier today for an astounding $15.5M ($17.75M after buyers premium). :
I too was following this auction and thought the watch may go North of the $10M estimate.
Not bad for a watch that sold for around $200 originally. I love the engraving on the back his wife added of, Drive Carefully Me.
I have also seen many more bund straps being advertised this week than I can ever recall.
Hammer prices for most everything else at yesterday's Phillips auction were almost as insane. None of the buyers seemed concerned about any market correction occurring anytime soon.