2013 $75,000 (Christie’s, New York, June 11, 2013)
2008 $66,000 (Antiquorum, October 17, 2008)
2003 $39,434 (Antiquorum, October 11, 2003)
1998 $17,296 (Christie’s, London, March 18, 1998)
1992 $9,257 (Antiquorum, April 11, 1992)
But, because of this, and because there is no technical difference between a basic Daytona and a Paul Newman Daytona beyond the type of dial it uses, it has presented one of largest opportunities for the ugly side of vintage Rolex to rear its head. There are more fake Paul Newman dials in the world than there are fake dials for all other watches combined. In fact, based on conversations with seasoned collectors, it is fair to say there are more fake Paul Newman dials in the world than there are real ones. It is for this reason that for the Paul Newman in particular, I highly, highly recommend you buy the seller as much as the watch when looking for one of these undeniably cool chronographs. I will not go into how to spot fake Paul Newman dials in this article – it’s a rabbit hole simply far too wide and deep to explain in a solitary article. We also do not want to encourage anyone who might be looking to create a counterfeit dial by telling them what they’re doing wrong. But, below I will explain each of the six references that you may come across in perusing the Paul Newman so that you can understand the differences.