A Rolex Daytona Cosmograph, owned by Hollywood legend Paul Newman, and inscribed with a message from his wife, will be sold at auction this October.
The watch was reportedly purchased for $300 as a gift for Mr Newman by his wife, Joanne Woodward, in the late 1960s, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal Magazine.
It is engraved on the back with the message “Drive Carefully Me”, a reminder to take care during the motor racing that became a huge part of Mr Newman’s life at the time.
It is expected to sell for over $1 million when it goes under the hammer at a Phillips auction in New York on October 26.
The hammer price could be even higher since the sale will raise money for the Nell Newman Foundation, a nonprofit organisation founded in 2010 by Nell Newman, Mr Newman’s daughter, after his death from lung cancer in 2008.