Initially, these dials failed in a catastrophic way. Watch historian Osvaldo Pazzi says: "In those times, dealers received extra dials to replace them on the spot if customers didn't like a dial. Many of these dials were removed from watches because they were too busy or strange.
How did this abject failure become the most recognizable and desired vintage watch in the entire world? Our answer is a combination of our generous screen panerai luminor marina 1950 3 days replica and the Italian propensity for giving catchy nicknames.panerai replica In the 1980s, Italian collectors gave the exotic-dial Daytonas the nickname 'the Paul Newman.'
Newman started wearing his steel exotic dial, or 'Paul Newman,' ref. 6239 on the promotional tour for the 1969 racing film Winning. He had recently become interested in racing and was looking for a watch with the ability to chronograph time. Rolex Daytona was the perfect choice, as it had a 12-hour totalizer that the Omega Speedmaster lacked.Patek Philippe Aquanaut Replica Watches This was crucial for endurance races, where races can last up to 24 hours.
Photo by Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images, 1969: Paul Newman with his wife Joanne Woodward in the movie "Winning"
In a scene of the 1969 film "Winning", Paul Newman takes some time to reflect on the race that is about to take place.