With Rolex original blank Guarantee, presentation box and outer packaging.
The Daytona DNA is, undeniably, that of a sport watch: the massive strong case, the water resistant feature, the tachymetre scale, even the name itself are all details that point to such a primary destination. When Rolex released the gold version of this chronograph, the public was baffled: why should one buy a gold sport watch, after all? The soft material is less than suitable for intense use, and the massive, technical design made it inappropriate for formal events, according to the fashion of the time. Consequently, very few pieces were produced. For example, the total production of reference 6241 is around 3'000 pieces. Less than a quarter of them are in gold. Furthermore, one must keep in mind that 18K gold was the standard. 14K gold was made for the American market in an effort to abate importation taxes. Indeed, the present watch presents the ROW stamp on the movement, reserved for the Rolexes that would be sold in the U.S.A. On top of this, it is safe to assume that most of the gold 6241 mounted a normal dial, with only a fraction blessed by the "exotic" (the name Paul Newman dials were at the time known as) dial.
With such information in mind, it is easy to understand to rarity of the horologic treasure here offered. It is safe to assume that a very limited number of legit 14K gold Paul Newman 6241 ever left Rolex retailers; most probably an even more restricted number, possibly just a handful, can boast condition - both of the case and of the dial - as remarkable as this specimen, the presence of the original box and papers, and the 14K Rolex USA bracelet. This timepiece can truly be considered one of the most appealing, collectible and important 6264 ever to appear on the market.