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Rolex. A Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Bracelet and "Paul Newman" Dial
Rolex. A Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Bracelet and "Paul Newman" Dial

SIGNED ROLEX, COSMOGRAPH, DAYTONA, PAUL NEWMAN MODEL, REF. 6239, CASE NO. 1'781'628, CIRCA 1968

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Rolex. A Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Bracelet and "Paul Newman" Dial
Signed Rolex, Cosmograph, Daytona, Paul Newman Model, Ref. 6239, Case No. 1'781'628, Circa 1968


Movement: Manual, Cal. 722-1, 17 jewels
Dial: Cream, square numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, three black subsidiary dials
Case: Stainless steel, engraved screw back, screw down crown, two round buttons in the band, inside case back stamped 6239, 36.5mm diam.
Bracelet/Clasp: Rolex Oyster stainless steel bracelet, stamped 7 71, overall approximate length 7.5 inches

Provenance
From the Family of the Original Owner

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Lot Essay

The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is among the most appreciated and recognized chronograph models by any manufacturer. When it comes fitted with the rare “exotic” or so-called “Paul Newman” dial, its rarity, aesthetic appeal, and collectability are profoundly increased. This dial, distinguished by the three dimensional construction, with sunken subsidiary dials and sunken outer chapter ring, was an alternative dial offered to clients at the time. Ironically, this variation was not appreciated by the market at the time of its production. It took decades for collectors to prize this "exotic" dial variation. Paul Newman himself wore a reference 6239 with this dial, reportedly a gift from his wife, and he used it in particular for his racing career.





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