Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with Paul Newman exotic dial  Cosmograph Daytona 'Paul Newman', Ref: 6265/6262, Circa 1970

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 47
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with Paul Newman exotic dial
Cosmograph Daytona 'Paul Newman', Ref: 6265/6262, Circa 1970

Sold for £ 237,562 (US$ 305,666) 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: 6265/6262
Date: Circa 1970
Movement: 17-jewel Cal.727 manual wind, adjusted to 3 positions
Dial: Cream, polished block hour markers to black surround, 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 Oyster link
Buckle/Clasp: Signed folding clasp, stamped 2 71
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 36mm
Accompaniments: Presentation box, service pouch

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.
Contacts
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with Paul Newman exotic dial  Cosmograph Daytona 'Paul Newman', Ref: 6265/6262, Circa 1970
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories, buyer's premium excluding Cars, Motorbikes, Wine, Whisky and Coin & Medal sales, will be as follows:

Buyer's Premium Rates
27.5% on the first £2,500 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £2,500 up to and including £300,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £300,000 up to and including £3,000,000;
and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £3,000,000.

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalog.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.