Rolex Daytona 'Paul Newman' wristwatch sells for $66,550 at Ahlers & Ogletree's April 25-26 auction

Day 1 featured the fine jewelry collection of Bridget Dobson (lots 1-93), co-writer with her husband Jerome of the hit TV soap operas General Hospital, Santa Barbara, As the World Turns & Guiding Light. Day 2 had fine & costume jewelry items.
By: Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc.
Rolex Daytona 'Paul Newman' wristwatch ($66,550).
Rolex Daytona 'Paul Newman' wristwatch ($66,550).
ATLANTA - May 8, 2024 - PRLog -- A handsome Rolex Daytona 'Paul Newman' watch in 18k yellow gold slipped onto a new wrist for $66,550 in Ahlers & Ogletree's Spring Jewelry & Timepieces sale, featuring the Bridget and Jerome Dobson collection, held April 25th-26th by Ahlers & Ogletree, online and live in the Atlanta gallery located at 1788 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard NW. The watch was the sale's top lot.

Over 400 lots crossed the auction block, with Day 1 featuring the jewelry and watch collection of Bridget Dobson (lots 1-93), the co-writer, along with her husband Jerome, of the hit TV soap operas General Hospital, Santa Barbara, As the World Turns and Guiding Light. The April 26th session showcased fine and costume jewelry items, including gemstones, David Yurman and estate jewelry.

The 2021 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona 'Paul Newman' 38mm watch in 18k yellow gold featured a Swiss-made perpetual movement, three subsidiary dials, an oyster bracelet with flip lock clasp and synthetic sapphire crystal. The watch was marked 'Rolex' to the dial and came with inner and outer boxes, manuals, a green movement tag and a COA card. It sold within the estimate.

Following are additional highlights from the auction, which contained 477 lots and attracted around 50 live bidders to the gallery. There were also 37 phone bidders who placed 230 bids in total. All prices include a 21 percent buyer's premium.

A dazzling Richard Krementz. emerald and diamond ring in platinum and 18k yellow gold, with a square shaped green emerald weighing 4.44 total carats, set in between shield and pear accent diamonds weighing 1.97 total carats (VS-1 clarity and F/G color), changed hands for $30,250.

A Harry Winston sapphire and diamond platinum ring with an oval shaped brilliant/step faceted medium strong/vivid violet blue sapphire weighing 4.66 carats, mounted between two trillion cut diamonds weighing 0.72 total carats (VVS-2 clarity and F color), found a new owner for $19,360.

Next up for Ahlers & Ogletree is another auction headlining the Bridget and Jerome Dobson collection, this one slated for Thursday, May 16th and featuring the couple's fine art collection, with some of the most famous names in fine art (Chagall, Dufy, Hockney, Picasso, Bemelmans, Nadal and Braque among them). That will be followed by a two-day Modern Art & Design + Outsider Art sale on June 5th and 6th.

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