Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial  Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967

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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: 6239, Circa 1967

Sold for £ 137,562 (US$ 176,998) inc. premium
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial
Model: Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona
Reference: 6239
Date: Circa 1967
Movement: 17-jewel Valjoux Cal.722-1 manual wind, free-sprung mono-metallic compensation balance with micrometer adjusting weights, column wheel chronograph
Dial: Silvered, red Daytona, silvered block and luminous dot hour markers to black surround, red 1/5th second divisions, black 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, screw down crown flanked by twin pushers, fixed bezel with tachymetre, No.200****
Strap/Bracelet: Fitted rivet Oyster link
Buckle/Clasp: Signed folding clasp stamped 3 67
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 36mm

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.

    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.

    The present lot embodies all things desirable in a Paul Newman, from the excellent original pushers to the honest condition of the silvered dial.
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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: 6239, Circa 1967
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