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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 106

    Rolex. A very fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with Paul Newman dial, bracelet, green sticker, second bezel, blank Guarantee, brochure and box

    SIGNED ROLEX, COSMOGRAPH, DAYTONA, PAUL NEWMAN MODEL, REF. 6262, CASE NO. 2’413’933, CIRCA 1970

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    Rolex. A very fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with Paul Newman dial, bracelet, green sticker, second bezel, blank Guarantee, brochure and box
    Signed Rolex, Cosmograph, Daytona, Paul Newman model, ref. 6262, case no. 2’413’933, circa 1970
    Cal. 727 mechanical movement, 17 jewels, white matte dial, applied square numerals, luminous accents, luminous hands, fifth of a second divisions on black sunken track, three sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, bezel with tachymetre scale calibrated to 200 units per hour, screw back, screw down crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, deployant clasp stamped 1.71, case, dial and movement signed
    36.5 mm. diam.; overall bracelet length approx. 185 mm.


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    With Rolex period blank Guarantee, green 6262 sticker, Cosmograph brochure, second bezel and presentation box.

    The present reference 6262 Cosmograph Daytona "Paul Newman" is distinguished by its very good, original overall condition.

    Reference 6262
    In production for a very short time between the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s, reference 6262 is one of the rarest manually wound Daytona references. It was available in stainless steel, 14K and 18K gold, the dials either standard two-tone or the Paul Newman version. reference 6262 is defined by its metal bezel, pump chronograph buttons (as opposed to the screw down version of its sister reference 6265) and the celebrated calibre 727, final evolution of this family of movements: Rolex will exchange the manually wound calibre with an automatic version in the late 1980s.

    Reference 6262 is illustrated and described in Rolex Daytona - a legend is born by Carlo Pergola, Stefano Mazzariol, Giovanni Dosso, pp. 110-130.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    "The Rolex Cosmograph is a magnificent precision stopwatch. It's a watch for men of action"