A super-rare Rolex Daytona nicknamed “The Legend” more than doubled its $793,000-$1,590,000 estimated price at auction recently, grabbing $3.7 million and earning the title of the most expensive Daytona ever sold in the process.
Manufactured in 1969, the official name of the watch is the Rolex Daytona Oyster Cosmograph “Paul Newman.” It boasts an 18K yellow gold case that measures in at 37.5mm, and a matching 18K bracelet.
Powering the Oyster Cosmograph Paul Newman is Rolex’s caliber 727. The reference number is No. 6263, and the caseback is stamped 6329.
The sought-after model sports a grené dial with a creamy lemon color and white graphics and registers. This is a stark contrast to the more common stainless steel Paul Newman models, which feature an ivory white dial configuration.