Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph bracelet watch 'Paul Newman' Oyster Cosmograph Daytona, Ref:6262, Serial No.255****, Circa 1970
Lot 238
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph bracelet watch 'Paul Newman' Oyster Cosmograph Daytona, Ref:6262, Serial No.255****, Circa 1970
Sold for £55,250 (US$ 92,865) inc. premium
Lot Details
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph bracelet watch
'Paul Newman' Oyster Cosmograph Daytona, Ref:6262, Serial No.255****, Circa 1970
17-jewel Cal.727 manual wind chronograph movement signed on the bridge, two-colour matt cream dial signed Rolex Cosmograph and 'Daytona' in red, 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 6239, screw down Oyster crown flanked by two chronograph plunge pushers, fixed bezel with units per hour steel bezel, fitted Oyster bracelet numbered 7835 07 with 357 end pieces, case, dial and movement signed
36mm.

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. The reference 6262 was manufactured for one year only in 1970. The 6264 version was manufactured for 3 years. These references were the last chronographs equipped with the push-down buttons and with the Cal.727 movement.

    This watch has been owned from new by the vendor, an accomplished, competitive sailor who enjoyed success on the national level.
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