Two days ago at Phillips auction house in New York, Paul Newman’s 1968 Rolex Daytona sold for $15.5 million, including the buyer’s premium of 12.5%. It broke the world record after 12 minutes of bidding, selling to a telephone bidder. Over 400 people from all around the world gathered at the Phillips’ headquarters on 57th and Park Avenue for the Winning Icons auction.
Paul Newman’s ‘Paul Newman’ Rolex Daytona
The previous record for a Rolex at auction was set in May when the Bao Dai Rolex sold for more the $5 million, also by Phillips.
“Many people are saying this is the greatest watch on the planet,” said Geoff Hess, a vintage Rolex collector and CEO of Analog Shift. “This watch transcends watch collecting, it transcends the watch community,” he continued.
Reference: BAUER, Hyla Ames. Forbes. Paul Newman’s ‘Paul Newman@ Rolex Daytona Sells For $17.8 Million, A Record For a Wristwatch at Auction. Available at:https://www.forbes.com/sites/hylabauer/2017/10/26/paul-newmans-paul-newman-daytona-sells-for-15-5-million-a-record-for-a-wristwatch-at-auction/#396fe3eb5313
Citizen timepieces are brand new to Heart of Gold this week. All pieces have Eco-Drive technology. It started over 40 years ago with a simple and revolutionary concept; a watch that never needs a battery change. Harnessing the power of any light source, it converts it into energy that is stored in a permanently rechargeable cell.
Photo Credit www.citizenwatch.com
We are lucky enough to hold one of the Limited Edition Proximity watches in store. It is the 2662th piece out of 3000 Worldwide, coming in a handsome presentation box. This timepiece is wearable technology with features including notification and call filtering, Smartphone search options and time/date sync.
The collection will be available online shortly but please join us in store to shop the full range.
The latest brand welcomed into our Brentwood store this week is Hugo Boss Orange watches.
Every watch features either Italian leather, silicone sports straps or stainless steel bracelets, sapphire crystal glass, enamel dials and reliable quartz movements. There is a watch available for every gentleman, with casual styles available for the more laid back man, sophisticated timepieces for the professional, and everyday modern bright designs for every one in between.
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In 1965 Seiko made the first ever divers watch, and in 2017 it was re-created. The Prospex SLA017 re-creation features an 8L35 calibre, which is specially designed for experienced divers. Hand crafted in in the Shizuku-ishi Watch Studio in Morioka in the north of Japan, it has had a modern, classical revamp without loosing any of its original character.
Very luckily we have one of these Limited Edition (only 2000 worldwide) available in our store in Brentwood. The watch is fitted on a stylish silicone strap, for greater wear ability in the water – but also comes boxed with a stainless steel bracelet strap.
Limited Edition Seiko Prospex Divers Watch SLA017J1
Here is just a snippet of Accurist’s recently launched summer collection! Featuring beautiful pastel colours, mother of pearl and a stone set dial for that extra sparkle. The rose gold colour cases complement the leather straps perfectly, showcasing a contemporary, stylish design.
We are currently the only retailer stocking these online.. grab your exclusive watch today!
The David Emanuel collection for Clogau encompasses everyday romance & glamour. Each piece contains a piece of Welsh rose gold and is inspired by Welsh culture and British heritage.
The collection has 10 beautiful pieces, all set with genuine Swarovski topaz.
David Emanuel seems like a perfect collaborator for Clogau, as he has been designing clothes for members of the British and European Royal families for over 3 decades. Most famously he designed and created Diana, Princess of Wales wedding gown – to the Prince of Wales in 1981. On the collaboration David Emanuel commented: “I’m thrilled to work in association with a brand that holds values so closely aligned to my own. Clogau’s mix of rare Welsh gold, esteemed royal association and Cariad® Am Byth® (Forever Love) message are at the core of the David Emanuel for Clogau collections”.
Not only does April mark the month of the diamond, it also marks the month of Clogau Compose being launched in our Brentwood store.
It features a collection of 30 engagement and wedding rings which all have interchanging properties – giving you the opportunity to design the ring of your dreams!
Clogau Compose allows you to pick your choice of metal, ranging from 9ct gold, 18ct gold and platinum. You can also choose from yellow, white or rose gold.. even offering the customer the option of fair-trade gold.
Other elements can also be changed such as diamond size, cut & clarity.
These aspects mean that there is a ring for every customer & every budget.
Every beautiful engagement ring has an equally as stunning wedding ring to match, taking the stress of wedding ring shopping out of the equation!
If you would like to see a selection of the rings for yourself then join us in our store to take a closer look and try them on.
Tuesday’s sale breaks the record previously held by the Oppenheimer Blue diamond, which sold for $57.5m at Christie’s in Geneva in May last year.
Prior to the sale David Bennet, Sotheby’s worldwide chairman for international jewellery, who presided over the auction, said: “The extraordinary size of this 59.60-carat diamond, paired with its richness of colour, surpasses any known pink diamond recorded in history.”