• Lot 136

    ROLEX. A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH PANDA PAUL NEWMAN DIAL AND BRACELET

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER, COSMOGRAPH, REF. 6263, CASE NO. 3'048'260, CIRCA 1972

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    ROLEX. A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH PANDA PAUL NEWMAN DIAL AND BRACELET
    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER, COSMOGRAPH, REF. 6263, CASE NO. 3'048'260, CIRCA 1972
    MOVEMENT: Manual, Caliber 727, 17 jewels
    DIAL: White matte dial, square numerals with luminous accents, fifth of a second divisions on a sunken black track, three sunken engine-turned black subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 12 hour and 30 minute registers
    CASE: Stainless steel tonneau-shaped, metallic bezel calibrated to 200 units, screw back, screw down crown, two screw down chronograph buttons in the band, 37.5 mm diam.
    BRACELET/CLASP: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp, stamped 271 and 7835 to the endlinks, with an overall length of approximately 180 mm.


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    The present example of the extremely rare, collectible and aesthetically charming “Panda Paul Newman” is offered for sale by its original owner, who purchased the piece during a holiday in Switzerland in the 1970s. The watch has always been carefully looked after and properly serviced throughout the years: that is the reason behind the superbly well preserved dial. The bezel was exchanged for a metal one (belonging to ref. 6265) for aesthetic reasons on request of the client during one of such services.

    This piece, bearing serial number 3’048’260, has an additional layer of appeal in being one of the last Panda dials produced: indeed, Panda Paul Newman dials will cease to be produced exactly around serial number 3’000’000 – and Paul Newman dials altogether will follow suit soon enough, at around 3’200’000, probably as a result of their limited success with the public.

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    THE PROPERTY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER