Paul Newman’s Rolex auctioned for $17.8 million 

A Rolex Daytona that used to belong to “Hud” star Paul Newman sold for $17.8 million, which set a new world record for a wristwatch sold at auction, according to New York auction house Phillips.

The vintage watch with an art deco-inspired dial was given to Newman by his wife, actress Joanne Woodward. She gave it to him after he made the 1969 auto racing movie “Winning” and took up the sport himself.

The inscription on the back of the watch in all caps: DRIVE CAREFULLY ME.



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