Paul Newman was one of the best actors of all time. A charismatic face from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Newman often sported a perfect replica Rolex Daytona watch, which was launched originally in the 1960s and inspired by the racing history of Daytona in Florida.
The suave persona of the Oscar-winning star and the popularity of the watch gave some of the exotic variants from the series the nickname ‘Paul Newman Daytona.’ Reports suggest that the Refs.6239, 6241, 6262, 6263, 6264 or 6265 are usually identified as luxury fake Rolex Daytona ‘Paul Newman’ class.
John Mayer is a fan of the watches, which are counted as some of the most coveted timepieces of all time. He has more than one best 1:1 replica Rolex Daytona ‘Paul Newman.’ One of them is an 18k yellow-gold version of Ref.6263 with a “lemon grené” dial. This particular watch is a collector’s delight. A similar model was sold at the Phillips Geneva Watch Auction in 2017 for USD 4 million, underlining the demand for the type in the secondary market.
Mayer also has a steel version of the aaa quality replica Rolex Daytona Ref.6263 fitted with a bund strap similar to what Newman’s personal Daytona’s had as well as a Ref.6264, which has a silver dial with bluish-black sub-dials.
The singer has, however, indicated that his interest is now in vintage but non-Paul Newman-type copy watches online.
“I remember seeing prices on the ‘Paul Newman’ high quality replica Rolex Daytonas skyrocket and thinking to myself that it was time to let go of those pieces and focus a little more on the ‘plain Jane,’ non-PN versions. I’m glad I did, for several reasons – not the least of which is that I can wear them without any doubt they’re unquestionably authentic. And this version may be the coolest gold Swiss movement fake Rolex ever made,” he said on the 2019 Talking Watches series by watch publication HODINKEE.
In June 2023, top quality replica Rolex released a special Daytona with a Paul Newman-inspired dial to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance motor race.
Set in 18k white gold, the chronograph has a ‘reverse panda’ style layout and sub-counters with distinctive square-shaped markers seen on the prized ‘Paul Newman’ Rolex fake watches for sale. The ‘100’ on the tachymeter scale on the bezel is highlighted in red ceramic as an ode to the 100th anniversary. The price of this watch at the time of its launch was around USD 54,000. But given the rarity of the production, it is expected to go for much more in the secondary market.