Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman panda dial  Cosmograph Daytona 'Paul Newman', Ref: 6263, Circa 1970

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Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman panda dial
Cosmograph Daytona 'Paul Newman', Ref: 6263, Circa 1970

Sold for £ 269,000 (US$ 326,585) inc. premium
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman panda dial
Model: Cosmograph Daytona 'Paul Newman'
Reference: 6263
Date: Circa 1970
Movement: 17-jewel Valjoux Cal.727 manual wind, column wheel chronograph, adjusted to 3 positions
Dial: Silvered, applied block hour markers, white outer 1/5th second divisions to black surround, black subsidiary dials at 3, 6 and 9 for seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour recording, polished baton hands with luminous inserts, arrow tipped centre chronograph hand
Case: Brushed and polished round, screw down back, screw down crown flanked by twin screw down pushers, black bakelite bezel insert with tachymetre, No.3031302
Strap/Bracelet: Fitted polished 7835 folded Oyster link
Buckle/Clasp: Signed folding clasp
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 37mm

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.

    Arguably no other watch has ever captured the imagination of the collector's world in the same way that the Paul Newman Rolex Daytona has. In recent years this model in all its different incarnations has built up an almost mythical reputation. With its iconic design and the photos on Paul Newman's wrist the exotic Daytona dial truly represents the dream of watch collecting.

    In 1969 Rolex replaced the first Oyster Cosmograph 6240 with both the reference 6263 and 6265. Although similar in many aspects, the main differentiating factor between the two new references was the choice of bezel. The 6263 featured a black bakelite insert with printed tachymetre, whereas the 6265 presented to the market a smooth engraved metal bezel.
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Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman panda dial  Cosmograph Daytona 'Paul Newman', Ref: 6263, Circa 1970
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