To put this into context, when the original Daytona (then simply labelled ‘Chronograph’) was released in the early 1960s, they were selling for around $200 each or in some cases being given away free as a sweetener with more expensive pieces.This watch is arguably the most cult piece in the history of watch collecting, and for this reason alone, rather than any horological complication, it became the world’s most expensive wristwatch on Thursday evening after going under the hammer at Phillips auction house for an eye-watering $17,752,500.
the Paul Newman Rolex Daytona 6239 owned by Paul Newman himself. For the uninitiated, in a nutshell, Paul Newman Rolex Daytonas feature very rare red details on the dials and are therefore more collectible. The name doesn’t stem from any official collaboration, simply the fact that Paul Newman famously wore one of these specific watches. So what we’re dealing with is the very watch that gave name to this style, and then spawned a collecting phenomenon.Making its debut at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show, the 37-foot Aston Martin AM37 is perhaps one of the most elegant powerboats money can buy. This is a boat from the guys who created the One-77, Vulcan and DB11. Quite a résumé if you ask me. Crafted by the designers at Quintessence Yachts from the highest possible grades of leather, metal, glass and wood, ensuring that the finish and feel are beyond comparison. The wraparound windscreen has been created from a single piece of sculpted glass fluidly draped over the AM37’s foredeck.