Rolex. A very fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch 'Paul Newman' Oyster Cosmograph Daytona, Ref:6263, Serial No.3048***, 1970's (1971?)
Lot 187
Rolex. A very fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch 'Paul Newman' Oyster Cosmograph Daytona, Ref:6263, Serial No.3048***, Circa 1971
Sold for £90,050 (US$ 151,357) inc. premium
Lot Details
Rolex. A very fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch
'Paul Newman' Oyster Cosmograph Daytona, Ref:6263, Serial No.3048***, Circa 1971
17-jewel Cal.727 manual wind chronograph movement signed on the bridge, two-colour matt cream dial signed Rolex Oyster Cosmograph, sunken engine turned black subsidiary dials with printed white divisions with square ends, outer black scale with white printed seconds and square hourly divisions and luminous dots, steel baton hands with luminous inserts, white tipped arrow chronograph hand, brushed and polished case with screw on back numbered 6262, screw down Oyster triplock crown flanked by two screw down Oyster chronograph pushers, fixed bezel with black tachymetre scale insert, fitted Oyster bracelet numbered 7835 19 with 357 end pieces, case, dial and movement signed
37mm.

Footnotes

  • First appearing in the early 1960s, the 'exotic' or 'tropical' dial was renamed the 'Paul Newman' by Italian collectors after the American actor wore the watch in promotional posters for the film 'Winning.'

    By sinking the subsidiary dials and outer black scale within the creamy opaque dial background, the dial achieves an unusual three-dimensionality. Reference 6263 dials are characterized by the pronounced 'serif' lettering of the Rolex Oyster Cosmograph signature; additionally, the Daytona signature is omitted on dials meant for models with screw-down push buttons such as this reference 6263.

    This watch is being sold by the family of the original owner who purchased the watch in the 1970's.
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