80,000 - 120,000 CHF
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- A RARE YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS TACHOMETER AND BRACELET
REF 6241 CASE 1757897 COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA 'PAUL NEWMAN' CIRCA 1968
- Yellow gold
- diameter 37 mm bracelet circumference 185 mm
• cal. 722 manual winding nickel lever movement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance • bi-colour champagne and black dial, applied square indexes with luminous dots, outer minute and 1/5 second divisions, subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour registers, luminous hands • 18k yellow gold brushed and polished Oyster case, screw-down crown and back, black bezel calibrated to 200 units • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k yellow gold riveted Oyster bracelet
The iconic Rolex Daytona ‘Paul Newman’ model, was originally designed in the late 1960s. Officially referred to as the ‘Exotic dial’ by Rolex, it was later renamed ‘Paul Newman’ by collectors as the American actor was seen wearing the watch on Italian promotional posters for one of his movies. The ‘Paul Newman’ dial is characterised by square markers in the chronograph scale and subsidiary dials with an alternating pattern of colouration. Though widely available at the time, these dials were produced in smaller numbers and are rarer to find on watches today. The presently offered lot is particularly rare as most Daytona models were produced in stainless steel.