5 June 2003
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel water-resistant chronograph wristwatch
Signed Rolex, Oyster Cosmograph, Paul Newman model, Ref. 6263/6239, circa 1968
With nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the white dial with applied square indexes and luminous accents to the outer black and white chapter ring, three black engine-turned subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour registers, the tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with black bezel calibrated for 200 units per hour, screw back and screw down crown, two round screw down chronograph buttons in the band, case, dial and movement signed
37 mm. diam.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Examples of this model, reference 6263, are illustrated in Vintage Rolex Sports Models by Martin Skeet & Nick Urul, p. 116.
Over 45 years, the London-based dealer has made his name as a purveyor of eclectic objects from an array of world cultures and historical periods
Thomas Girtin, who died aged just 27, was a friend of J.M.W. Turner — and regarded by many as more gifted. Specialist Harriet Drummond tells us why