- A FINE AND RARE YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS AND BRACELET
REF 6241 NO 2084361 'PAUL NEWMAN' DAYTONA CIRCA 1967
- Yellow Gold
- diameter 37.5 mm
• cal. 722-1, manual winding movement, 17 jewels • black dial, applied square dot indexes with luminescent dots, three gilt engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 12-hour and 30-minute registers • 14k yellow gold case, black acrylic bezel calibrated for 200 units, round chronograph pushers, screw-down crown and case back • case, dial, and movement signed • 14k yellow gold Rolex Jubilee bracelet and folding clasp.
Ref 6241 was produced in the late 60's from approximately 1966-1969 in relatively small quantities. There is estimated to be about 2000 in steel, 300 in 18k gold and only about 400 in 14k gold, made specifically for the American market. The present example is not only made in 14k gold, but also carries the signature Paul Newman
aesthetic whose dial is fitted with square markers.
The present lot is an extremely well preserved example with an all original exotic dial. The subdials retain extremely crisp grooves and are complemented by equally defined numerals and indexes. Although the case does show minimal wear, there remains oxidation surrounding the chronograph pushers which attest to the care taken in preserving the watch throughout the years.