Lot 85
  • 85


150,000 - 250,000 USD
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  • 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 signed14k yellow gold Rolex Jubilee bracelet and folding clasp. 


The movement is running at time of cataloguing, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement. Case in overall excellent vintage condition with light surface wear and scuffing from age and use. surface crystal has light scuffing with one 4.5 mm surface marking toward the center of the crystal at 3. Bracelet has a beautifully textured surface and stamped for the American market, "U.S.A. 14K." Chronograph function working properly. Dial and movement in excellent condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

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.