Lot 2870 - A197 Wristwatches & Pocketwatches - Wednesday, 30. June 2021, 05.00 PM

Rolex, very rare "Paul Newman" Daytona in exceptional condition, ca. 1968.

Yellow gold 750.
D 37 mm.

This Cosmograph Daytona is in an exceptional condition. The pristine dial has all the original luminous dots, which also match the luminous hands. The champagne-colored dial provides a fine contrast to the black subsidiary dials. Below 6h is the correct, slightly cursive "T Swiss T" imprint. The case and the bezel still have their original edges and finishes, the gold stamps are clearly visible. The engravings between the lugs are likewise perfectly visible. The movement is almost pristine, but could use a cleaning and lubrication after having spent a few decades in a vault.
About 300 pieces of reference number 6239 were produced in yellow gold, but only a few of them were fitted with the champagne-colored Paul Newman dial.
Reference No: 6239
Case No: 1757952
Dial: Champagne-colored dial, with black sub-dials and luminous dots
Movement: Manual winding chronograph Cal. 722-1 with 17 rubies
Band: Leather band with gold Rolex tang buckle

CHF 150 000 / 250 000

€ 140 190 / 233 640

Sold for CHF 626 300 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.