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Paul Newman's Rolex Now Most Expensive Watch Ever Auctioned

It sold for $17M after 12 minutes of bidding

(Newser) - Pre-auction estimates for Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona—an icon in the watch world—went higher than $1 million. But it ended up selling for 17 times that, Esquire reports. Its $17,752,500 sale price after 12 minutes of bidding set a world record, making it the most expensive... More »

A Wheelchair, a $37K Rolex, and Now a Plea Deal

That's just how Larry Johnson rolls; too bad the jewelry theft didn't pan out

(Newser) - It's not clear whether a watch thief was inspired by the word "roll" in "Rolex," but he didn't get away with his wheelchair scheme either way, pleading guilty Wednesday to charges of robbery, larceny, and assault, the AP reports. Per the Connecticut Post , Larry Johnson... More »

James Gandolfini's Rolex Taken as He Lay Dying: Prosecutors

Paramedic Claudio Bevilacqua, 43, is accused

(Newser) - A paramedic in Italy is accused of pilfering James Gandolfini's Rolex Submariner watch as the actor lay dying, NBC News reports. Prosecutors say Claudio Bevilacqua, 43, stole the $3,000 watch after the actor suffered a massive heart attack in June 2013—but it's not clear whether the... More »

Virginia Gov Didn't Disclose $6.5K Rolex From Donor

Sources say McDonnell's wife convinced CEO to give expensive watch

(Newser) - The latest fallout from the investigation into Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's relationship with a dietary supplement company involves a $6,500 Rolex. Two sources tell the Washington Post that Jonnie R. Williams Sr., CEO of Star Scientific, gave McDonnell the watch in 2011 and McDonnell failed to disclose the... More »

Tiger Woods Lands Deal With Rolex

It's his first big endorsement contract since the scandal

(Newser) - Rolex has just signed the world's 51st-ranked golfer to an endorsement deal, a guy by the name of Tiger Woods. It's the first major deal for Woods since the scandal, though no terms were announced, reports the Wall Street Journal . (Safe to say it's probably more lucrative... More »

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