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

SIGNED ROLEX, COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, PAUL NEWMAN MODEL, REF. 6262, CASE NO. 2'476'719, CIRCA 1971

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Rolex. A Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with "Paul Newman" Dial and Bracelet
Signed Rolex, Cosmograph Daytona, Paul Newman Model, Ref. 6262, Case No. 2'476'719, Circa 1971
Movement: Mechanical, Cal. 727, 17 jewels
Dial: Black, square numerals, three cream subsidiary dials
Case: Stainless steel, bezel with tachymeter scale, screw back, two rounch buttons in the band, 36mm diam.
Bracelet/Clasp: Rolex Oyster stainless steel bracelet with deployant clasp, stamped 7835 and 271 to the endlinks, overall approximate length 8 inches
Accompanied by: A Rolex Guarantee dated May 24th, 1971, product literature and a Rolex presentation box.
Provenance
Property of the Original Owner

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Lot Essay

Reference 6262, along with the reference 6264, was produced from the end of the 1960s through 1972. The model was produced in stainless steel and both 14k and 18k gold, and the 6262 featured a metal bezel with engraved tachometer scale, while the 6264 featured a bezel with black plastic insert and printed tachometer scale. Fresh to the market from the original owner the present watch features a so-called exotic, or tropical dial, later called a Paul Newman dial, after the actor was photographed wearing a Rolex watch in a publicity shoot for the film Winning. It features a rare variation of Rolex Cosmograph text found only on a small number of reference 6262 examples. Furthermore, it has the original guarantee, literature and box. It is safe to say that it is one of the finest "Paul Newman" models in the world.

Reference 6262 is illustrated and described in Rolex Daytona - A Legend is Born by Carlo Pergola, Stefano Mazzariol, & Giovanni Dosso, pp. 110-130, in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda by Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 320-324, as well as in 100 Superlative Rolex Watches by John Goldberger, p. 256.

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