Rolex A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with registers and bracelet ref 6262 no 2416645 'Paul Newman' Daytona Cosmograph circa 1970
Estimate $80,000 – $120,000
Cal.727 manual winding movement, 17 jewels, two-colour black and white dial, sunken engine turned black subsidiary dials with printed white divisions with square ends for constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour registers, outer minute and 1/5 seconds divisions, stainless steel Oyster case, screw-down crown and case back, chronograph plunge pushers, steel bezel calibrated to 200 units, case, dial and movement signed, with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, diameter 36mm, bracelet circumference approximately 170mm
Accompanied by presentation case, guarantee and service guarantee.
Rarely does a family of watches cause as much excitement as the Valjoux powered Rolex Daytonas. First appearing in the early 1960s, this iconic reference was officially referred to as the 'exotic' or 'tropical' dial by Rolex. The model was later renamed the 'Paul Newman' by collectors after the American actor was presumably seen wearing the watch in promotional posters for the auto racing film 'Winning.'
By sinking the subsidiary dials and outer black scale within the creamy opaque dial background, the dial achieves an unusual three-dimensionality.
The most sought-after configuration of the Paul Newman dials is nicknamed 'Panda'. It is characterised by a white dial contrasting with black subsidiary dials and black outer minute ring. The immediate vintage appeal of the dial with its bold, sporty and elegant spirit captures the essence and enduring appeal of this rare model.
- Lot Sold $180,000 (Hammer Price)
- $219,600 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)