Paul Newman and his Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. PHILLIPS; KEYSTONE FRANCE VIA GETTY; GETTY

Paul Newman’s $17.8m Rolex is transforming the watch market

As prices head for the stratosphere, timepiece collectors are turning to other quality names

Why I’m looking forward to the clocks going back

We should all lighten up about the darkness

From left: Hublot Classic Fusion Racing Grey, £17,700; Boucheron Epure, £14,450; Zenith Pilot Type 20 Chronograph, £5,900; Bremont Supermarine Type 301, £2,995; Rolex Cellini, £14,250; TAG Heuer Autavia, £3,900

The wish list

Watches with wow factor

The real secret of Swiss watch craft: apprentices

Lots of people argue about what makes the Swiss watch business different. I think I’ve met the answer

One’s watch

Even queens wear Patek Philippe, says William Cook

The Wish List

Timeless watches