• Important Watches Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1372

    Important Watches Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION PART II

    10 May 2010, Geneva

  • Lot 54

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


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    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, original guarantee and box
    Signed Rolex, Cosmograph Daytona, Paul Newman model, ref. 6241, case no. 1'764'797, manufactured in 1968
    Cal. 722-1 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, black dial, applied square numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, outer red fifths of a second divisions on white chapter ring, three engine-turned white subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, black bezel calibrated for 200 units, screw back and screw down crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.

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    With Rolex original Guarantee signed Balanche, Monte Carlo, and dated 6 February 1976, green presentation box and outer packaging.

    Reference 6241 was introduced into the market in the early 1960s and remained in production until around 1969. Available in stainless steel, 14K and 18K gold, it was fitted with the "non-Oyster" or "non-screw down" chronograph buttons and a bezel with black plastic insert, the tachymetre scale printed in white. The dials featured the designations "Rolex Cosmograph" but not always the "Daytona". The so-called "exotic" Paul Newman dials also available for reference 6241 were either two-coloured white/cream and black, such as the present watch, or three-coloured with the addition of the red seconds scales for the stainless steel models.

    The present reference 6241 impresses by its like new overall condition, still retaining the original bracelet ref. 7835 for this model, guarantee and box.

    For detailed descriptions and illustrations of reference 6241 see Rolex Daytona - a legend is born by Carlo Pergola, Stefano Mazzariol, Giovanni Dosso, pp. 94-108, I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 312-319, and 100 Superlative Rolex Watches by John Goldberger, pp. 238-261.

    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.