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, co-writer with her husband Jerome of the hit TV soap operas General Hospital, Santa Barbara, As the World Turns and Guiding Light.

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Atlanta, GA, USA, May 20, 2024 — 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. Online bidding was facilitated by Ahlers & Ogletree’s platform,, plus, and There were also 37 phone bidders who placed 230 bids in total. All prices include a 21 percent buyer’s premium.

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