Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967

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Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial
Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967

Sold for £ 125,000 (US$ 163,440) inc. premium
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial
Model: Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona
Reference: 6239
Date: Circa 1967
Movement: 17-jewel Valjoux Cal.722 manual wind, column wheel chronograph
Dial: Silvered, red Daytona, silvered block hour markers and luminous dot hour markers to black surround, red 1/5th second divisions, black subsidiary dials at 3, 6 and 9 for constant seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour recording, polished baton hands with luminous inserts, centre chronograph hand
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, screw down back stamped C.R.S and 6239 inside, back engraved "Love Conquers Time", screw down crown flanked by twin pushers, fixed bezel with tachymetre, No.195****
Strap/Bracelet: Black lizard leather
Buckle/Clasp: Steel buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 36mm

Footnotes

  • Arguably no other watch has ever captured the imagination of the collector's world in the same way that the Paul Newman Rolex Daytona has. In recent years this model in all its different incarnations has built up an almost mythical reputation. With its iconic design and the photos on Paul Newman's wrist the exotic Daytona dial truly represents the dream of watch collecting.

    The present lot is an honest example and embodies all things desirable in a Paul Newman, from the excellent original pushers to the beautifully preserved silvered dial.
    Incidentally, this watch also happens to tell a story which is revealed through a special engraving to the case back. The words read, faded with wear through the years "LOVE CONQUERS TIME", a statement of defiance in all capital letters, an anonymous engraving and a story lost in the folds of time which is sure to grow a new personal meaning in the imagination of each person who sees it. It is this mixture of history and hidden romance, reverie and undebatable coolness that elevates this piece from the extra-ordinary to a true holy grail.

    This watch has been in private hands and was a gift to the present owner.
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Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967
Rolex. An exceptionally rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch with exotic Paul Newman dial Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, Ref: 6239, Circa 1967
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