• Lot 325

    Rolex. A rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet


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    Rolex. A rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Cosmograph Daytona, Paul Newman model, ref. 6262, case no. 2'621'529, manufactured in 1971
    Cal. 727 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, white dial, applied square-shaped numerals with luminous accents on outer black chapter ring, white fifths of a second divisions, luminous hands, three engine-turned black subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, blank bezel calibrated for 200 units, screw back, screw down crown, two chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped 1.72, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.

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    The Daytona chronograph reference 6262 was launched in the late 1960s and remained in production until around 1972. The model was updated with a new movement, caliber 727, and was available with stainless steel, 14K and 18K gold, the dials either standard two-tone or the Paul Newman version.

    The present watch is a fine example of this reference, preserved in very good, original overall condition. Its dial features the red "Daytona" designation above the 12 hours register dial, a must for the Paul Newman version of reference 6262, and shows an attractive cream-coloured patina from age.

    Reference 6262 is illustrated and described in Rolex Daytona - a legend is born by Carlo Pergola, Stefano Mazzariol, Giovanni Dosso, pp. 110-130, for a similar Paul Newman dial see pp. 176 & 177.

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    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.

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