Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6262/6239, Circa 1970

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Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial
Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6262/6239, Circa 1970

Sold for £ 212,500 (US$ 274,214) inc. premium
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial
Model: Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona
Reference: 6262/6239
Date: Circa 1970
Movement: 17-jewel Valjoux Cal.727 manual wind, column wheel chronograph
Dial: Black, red Daytona, applied black square and luminous dot hour markers to silvered surround, red 1/5th second divisions, silvered subsidiary dials at 3, 6 and 9 for constant seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour recording, polished baton hands with luminous inserts, centre chronograph hand
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, screw down back stamped C.R.S and 6239 inside, tachymetre engraved to bezel, screw down crown flanked by twin pushers, No.255****
Strap/Bracelet: Fitted brushed folded Oyster 7835 19 link
Buckle/Clasp: Signed folding clasp, stamped G
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 37mm
Accompaniments: Service invoice dated 26th February 1979, Rolex box

Footnotes

  • First appearing in the early 1960s, this 'exotic' dial manufactured by Singer was renamed the 'Paul Newman' by collectors after the American actor wore the watch in promotional posters for the film 'Winning' and throughout his private life. By sinking the subsidiary dials and outer scale within the opaque black dial background, the dial achieves an unusual three-dimensionality and an instantly recognisable look. As such the Paul Newman has earned its place among the most coveted watches for collectors around the world.


    The present example is a 6262/6239: the reference on the case being 6262 and 6239 on the inside caseback with the correct pushers and stainless steel bezel.
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Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6262/6239, Circa 1970
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6262/6239, Circa 1970
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