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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 17

    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, original guarantee and box

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER COSMOGRAPH, DAYTONA PAUL NEWMAN MODEL, REF. 6263, CASE NO. 3972298, MANUFACTURED IN 1974

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    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, original guarantee and box
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Cosmograph, Daytona Paul Newman model, ref. 6263, case no. 3972298, manufactured in 1974
    Cal. 727 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the white dial with applied silvered baton numerals on outer black chapter ring, luminous hands, three subsidiary black engine-turned dials indicating constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, the tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with black bezel calibrated for 200 units per hour, screw back and screw down crown, two round screw down chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Rolex Garantie, Rolex Cosmograph booklet and price list dated 1.5.1974, green leather presentation box and outer cardboard packaging.

    The present watch is an unusual example of the celebrated Daytona Paul Newman reference 6263 as it does not feature the luminous accents to the numerals which were standard issue on each Paul Newman dial. It can only be assumed that the application of these luminous dots was omitted during the manufacture of the dial.

    Reference 6263 was introduced into the market in 1971. Different versions of the model are described and illustrated in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 328 - 335.

    Special Notice

    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.