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Rolex. A fine and rare 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with champagne dial
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Rolex. A fine and rare 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with champagne dial


Rolex. A fine and rare 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with champagne dial
Signed Rolex, Cosmograph, Daytona, Paul Newman model, ref. 6264/6241, case no. 2'357'421, manufactured in 1970
Cal. 727 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, champagne dial, applied gold square numerals on black chapter ring, luminous accents and luminous hands, outer gilt fifths of a second divisions, three engine-turned subsidiary black dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, black bezel calibrated for 200 units per hour, screw back, screw down crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band, gilt Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
37 mm. diam.
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Lot Essay

Reference 6264 with the champagne-coloured "Paul Newman" dial takes a prominent position in the family of gold non-Oyster Daytona series as not only being exceedingly rare but easily distinguishable thanks to the white printing on its black subsidiary dials. Other gold Paul Newman Cosmographs are generally displaying champagne numbers and calibration on their black circles.

The present watch was for over a decade in a distinguished European private collection and impresses by its strong, original condition.

It is interesting to note that another example of this reference, with serial no. 2'357'363, is prominently described and illustrated in 100 Superlative Rolex Watches by John Goldberger, pp. 254 & 255. The fact that this watch and the example offered here for sale are barely 60 numbers apart underline the rarity and small production of this series.

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