Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with Paul Newman exotic dial Cosmograph Daytona 'Paul Newman', Ref: 6262/6265, Circa 1972

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Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with Paul Newman exotic dial
Cosmograph Daytona 'Paul Newman', Ref: 6262/6265, Circa 1972

Sold for £ 225,250 (US$ 317,217) inc. premium
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with Paul Newman exotic dial
Model: Cosmograph Daytona 'Paul Newman'
Reference: 6262/6265
Date: Circa 1972
Movement: 17-jewel Cal.727 manual wind, free-sprung Glucydor Microstella balance, adjusted to 3 positions
Dial: Cream, polished block hour markers to black chapter with inner luminous dots, outer white 1/5 second divisions, black subsidiary dials at 3, 6 and 9 for 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, screw down crown flanked by screw down pushers, tachymetre to bezel, No.292****
Strap/Bracelet: Brushed folded Oyster tapering link, 7835 19, endlinks 357
Buckle/Clasp: Signed folding clasp, stamped 1 72
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 36mm
Accompaniments: Associated period correct Rolex box, outer card

Footnotes

  • A holy grail for many Rolex collectors, references 6265 and 6263 were produced from circa 1970 to 1987. They were both available with standard dials and also with what we now refer to as 'Paul Newman' dial. The nickname was coined some years after the actor's appearance in the film 'Winning' and initially these 'exotic' dials did not find commercial success resulting in a limited production run.

    The 'Paul Newman' dial is characterised by square markers in the chronograph scale and subsidiary dials. The present reference also features a 'panda' dial, so called because of its contrasting black and white dial and, as with the current example, the much sought after screw-down chronograph pushers.
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Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with Paul Newman exotic dial Cosmograph Daytona 'Paul Newman', Ref: 6262/6265, Circa 1972
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