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The Christie's Rolex Daytona Lesson One Auction

Marking the 50th anniversary of Rolex’s Daytona model, Christie’s auction house held a highly prestigious single-themed event dealing with 50 outstanding examples of one of the most historically well-respected chronograph wristwatches. Judged meticulously on the merit of bezels, hands, buckles and bracelets down to the screws, the event in Geneva wrote history with each and every lot exceeding the pre-sale estimate. The apex of the night occurred when a singular stainless steel Paul Newman model manufactured in 1969 sold for the astonishing price of $1,088,889 USD. In the case that you were not one of the 300 individuals in attendance at this historic event, watch the above video for a better idea of the atmosphere on the occasion.

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