Rolex. A rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial  Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1969

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Rolex. A rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial
Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1969

Sold for £ 112,562 (US$ 137,681) inc. premium
Rolex. A rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial
Model: Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona
Reference: 6239
Date: Circa 1969
Movement: 17-jewel Valjoux Cal.722 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, fixed bezel with tachymetre scale, screw down crown flanked by twin pushers, No.199****
Strap/Bracelet: Fitted 78350 Oyster link
Buckle/Clasp: Signed folding clasp
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 37mm
Accompaniments: Rolex box, outer card

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 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 current lot has been in the same family since it was purchased. The original owner was a keen competitor in Motor Sports. The photograph included is the client with his future wife at Goodwood where he raced Vintage Bentley cars. This Rolex Paul Newman has one of the best original dials we have seen.
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