Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with Rolex Guarantee booklet stamped for the F.I.C West Store, Falkland Islands. Daytona 'Paul Newman', Ref:6239, Serial No.166***, Sold 3rd July 1971
Lot 295
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with Rolex Guarantee booklet stamped for the F.I.C West Store, Falkland Islands. Daytona 'Paul Newman', Ref:6239, Serial No.166***, Sold 3rd July 1971
£40,000 - 60,000
US$ 67,000 - 100,000
Lot Details
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with Rolex Guarantee booklet stamped for the F.I.C West Store, Falkland Islands.
Daytona 'Paul Newman', Ref:6239, Serial No.166***, Sold 3rd July 1971
17-jewel Cal.722 manual wind chronograph movement adjusted to 3 positions and sign on the bridge, matt three colour 'exotic' dial with white engine turned white subsidiary dials with square divisions, matt-black ground with printed red 'DAYTONA' printed above the 12 hour dial, outer white border with printed red seconds and applied square hour markers, luminous filled baton hour hands and steel chronograph hand, brushed and polished steel case with fixed steel units per hour bezel, plunge pushers flanking the screw down crown, fitted Oyster link bracelet with folding clasp stamped SV11 and 271 end pieces, together with Rolex guarantee, case, dial and movement signed
37mm.

Footnotes

  • This particular watch was purchased from the F.I.C (Falklands Island Company)West Store. The residents of the Islands could order watches through the store upon special request.

    Current research shows that this is one of only a very few Rolex watches to exist that has been originally sold in the Falkland Islands.
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