Reference 6241 was in production from 1965 to 1960. At the same time another very similar model was available: reference 6240. The difference is that reference 6240 mounted screw down pushers. Reference 6241 was the alternative for those clients who deemed the screw down pushers too massive.
The short production period already hints at the rarity of this timepiece. The present example is however graced by a Paul Newman dial, furthermore preserved in superb condition: a feature that makes this timepiece even more rare and sought-after. This dial was obviously never subjected to any kind of cosmetic intervention, and it maintains intact all of its charm. The passage of time modified some aspects of the dial in a way that makes the aesthetics of this wristwatch incredibly appealing. The white portions of the dial evenly assumed a light ivory patina; the luminous accents are now very dark, so much that at first glance the square numerals nearly look baton, granting to the watch a unique look. Eventually, the Daytona designation faded to a lighter shade of red, a process that reminds of what is seen on early Mark I Seadweller dials.
Consigned by the family of the original owner, this watch was originally sold in Argentina, and it remained the prized possession of the first buyer until now. Meticulously cared for throughout its entire life, the timepiece has recently been service by Rolex in Argentina. Luckily, no part of the watch was changed or modified, with the exception of a clasp upgrade to the bracelet: it is now an absolutely honest vintage timepiece in perfect working order, which will grant endless satisfaction to its next proprietor.