Tens of thousands of people watch Aurel Bacs auction the world’s most expensive watches live online each year. Photo: Alex Teuscher

Meet Aurel Bacs, the auctioneer who shot to stardom after selling Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona for US$15.5 million

Bacs has refined auctioneering to a performance art, and his sale of Paul Newman’s watch in 2017 earned him many admirers

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Tens of thousands of people watch Aurel Bacs auction the world’s most expensive watches live online each year. Photo: Alex Teuscher
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Gloria Fung

Gloria Fung

Commissioning editor at SCMP, Gloria covers jewellery and watch among other luxury lifestyle topics.