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A FINE AND VERY RARE YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS AND TACHOMETER REF. 6241 NO. 2084228 'PAUL NEWMAN' COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA CIRCA 1968
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 250,000 USD
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Rolex
A FINE AND VERY RARE YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS AND TACHOMETER REF. 6241 NO. 2084228 'PAUL NEWMAN' COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA CIRCA 1968
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 250,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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A FINE AND VERY RARE YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS AND TACHOMETER REF. 6241 NO. 2084228 'PAUL NEWMAN' COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA CIRCA 1968
• cal. 722-1 nickel lever movement, 17 jewels, adjusted to 3 positions, mono-metallic balance • bi-color 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 • 14k yellow gold Oyster case, screw-down crown and back, black bezel calibrated to 200 units • case, dial and movement signed • with a later 18k yellow gold Rolex President bracelet
diameter 37 mm, bracelet circumference 160 mm
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Catalogue Note

The Rolex Daytona is synonymous with sports, from the name on the dial to the chronograph complication. The present ref. 6241 cased in 14k yellow gold is the rare example of the combination of precious materials with casual chronograph. Made for the American market, the 14k gold version of the watch with the iconic Paul Newman dial could be considered one of the rarest editions of vintage Daytonas made, likely only produced in several hundred examples from 1966-1969. The present lot is offered in very crisp condition with minor wear to the lugs and light patina to the case band surrounding the crown and pushers. The dial, original and untouched, features the hallmarks of the ‘exotic’ dial with all the luminescent dots remaining and with their color matching the luminescence to the gold hands. Overall, this example could be considered one of the finest to be offered in recent memory, and would be an highlight of any collection.

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