Monday, September 30, 2019

Paul Newman Dials: a watch list

The Rolex Daytona 'Paul Newman' is arguably one of the most famous watches ever built. Its iconic dial shows three registers with distinctive Art Deco numbers in different colour combinations. Today, a Rolex Daytona 'Paul Newman' can set you back hundreds of thousands of dollars; however, did you know that it is not the only watch to feature this kind of dial? 

Art Deco numerals in one of the dial's three registers. Source: Hondikee.

The original Paul Newman dial was made by a company called Singer, known for its exotic and colorful designs. Singer also made dials for other watchmakers, like Tudor, LeJour, Nivada or BWC. Learn more about Singer on the following [Link].

The following article is a compilation on an ever-growing list of obscure chronographs with the so-called Paul Newman dial, compiled after a frustrating search for my own exotic timepiece. If you know of any others, send me an [email] and I'll include it!

1. The original: Rolex Daytona 'Paul Newman'. 

The many variants of the iconic Rolex Daytona Paul Newman. Source: Hondikee.

2. Vulcain 'Paul Newman'.

Two-register, featuring a Valjoux 7733 movement. Source: Omegaforums.

 3. Lip 'Paul Newman'.

Also featuring a Valjoux 7733 movement. Source: Analogshift.

Orange version in gold. Read Hondikee's article on the Lip 'Paul Newman' here.

4. Wyler Incaflex Diver 660 'Paul Newman'. 

Perhaps the closest to the actual Daytona: featuring a Valjoux 72 like the original. Source: Tokei Blog.

5. Nivada 'Paul Newman'. 

The Nivada Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver 85017/4531, both versions. Source: Watchbooksonly.
Also available with the funky-looking Valjoux caliber 7765. Souces: Bulang and Sons / Theo & Harris.
Nivada-Grenchen Chronoking, also powered by the venerable Valjoux 72. Source: Wound for Life.

6. Winton 'Paul Newman'. 

Powered by the Valjoux 72's successor, the 7736. Source: Watchteez.

7. Maty 'Paul Newman'. 

Gorgeous two-tone bezel. Powered by a Valjoux 7734. Source: Retrowatchguy.

8. Audax 'Paul Newman'. 

Pure midcentury. Powered by a Valjoux 7736. Source: Time Titans on eBay.

9. Yema 'Paul Newman'. 

Legendary French brand, know for its yachting watches. Unknown movement. Source: Rolex Passion Market.

10. Rhodos 'Paul Newman'. 

Powered by a Valjoux 7765 movement. Owned by yours truly.

11. Longines 'Paul Newman'.

Powered by a Valjoux 72. Source: Sabiwatches.
A slightly different Valjoux 72 iteration. Source: Craft and Tailored.

12. Pierre Valle 'Paul Newman'.  

Powered by a Valjoux 7733. Source: Watchsteez

13. Lucien Piccard Luccard 'Paul Newman'. 

Both iterations, powered by a Valjoux 7733. Source: Live Auctioneers / Reddit.

14. LeJour 'Paul Newman'. 

Similar in design to Nivada / Rhodos. Valjoux 7765. Source: Chronocentric.

15. Croton 'Paul Newman'.

Landeron 248 vs. Valjoux 23, similar to Nivada. Source: Chrono24 / Chronotrader

  16. Bucherer 'Paul Newman'.

Valjoux 7733 vs Valjoux 7765. Source: eBay / Omega Forums.


 The search continues! 

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