Sotheby’s announced three vintage Rolex watches collected by Hollywood stuntman Stan Barrett (Stan Barrett), with a total price of up to 700,000 US dollars, or nearly 5 million yuan in RMB.
Stan Barrett is a boxing champion, stuntman, and NASCAR driver. In 1979, he attempted to break the speed of sound record in a Budweiser rocket car.
- Stan Barrett’s lifelong friend Paul Newman presented him with two Rolex replica watches. One is a stainless steel GMT-Master ‘Pepsi’, and the other is a Ref 6262 Cosmograph Daytona. The back of the case is also engraved with the words “STAN BARRETT 739 MPH MACH 1.0206 12-17-79,” left by Paul.
- Paul Newman is a famous Hollywood movie star, and Rolex Daytona is also renowned worldwide because of him. The Daytona watch with the unique Dial of Exotic Dial is also named after him. The Rolex related to him are rare treasures sought after by collectors, and these two exact watches replica are no exception, with estimates of US$50,000-100,000 and US$300,000-500,000, respectively.
Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch also presented Barrett with a gold Rolex-engraved GMT Master Reference 1675 (est. $50,000-$100,000) to celebrate his record-breaking.
- Sotheby’s watch expert Jonathan Burford said: “These three watches were personal gifts from friends and colleagues of Barrett’s and were of profound historical significance. They also represent a part of American history and have attracted many watch connoisseurs and The attention of racing enthusiasts.”
- The watches will be on display at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction.
Range: Mid-Size Datejust
Case_size: 31 MM
Case_material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet_material: Yellow Gold (Jubilee)
Dial_type: Champagne Baton
Water_resistance: Water Resistant