By Michelle Graff
033114 AA-Article2His role in the 1969 film Winning sparked actor Paul Newman’s interest in racing. He went on to race for the Bob Sharp Team from the mid-1970s to early 1990s, and his suit and helmet will be offered at Antiquorum’s upcoming sale.New York--The suit and helmet worn by actor and race-car driver Paul Newman in the 1980s is expected to sell for up to $70,000 at Antiquorum’s April 9 sale.

The red, white and blue suit and helmet are accompanied by photos of Newman wearing them, as well as a letter of authenticity written by P. Avanzato, a fabricator at Bob Sharp Racing from 1972 to 1987.

Keeping with the racing theme, the sale also will offer an Omega Speedmaster watch given to race- car builder and Maybelline heir Jerry Westhouse by Newman Haas Racing in 1977. The self-winding stainless steel wristwatch, made in 1996, features a round-button chronograph and registers and has a pre-sale high estimate of $8,000.

Antiquorum’s 302-lot auction of Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces, which will be held in New York, will also feature a number of wristwatches from Patek Philippe.

A Patek Philippe Ref. 5102 “Celestial” astronomic wristwatch produced in 2003 is expected to sell for as much as $200,000. The white gold watch features mean time indication, nocturnal sky of the Northern Hemisphere, moon phases and moon orbit and time of the meridian passage of Sirius and the moon. 

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