Lot 290
  • 290


60,000 - 90,000 USD
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  • Rolex
  • stainless steel
  • diameter 36.5 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 165 mm
• cal. 727 manual winding nickel lever movement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance • white and black dial, applied square indexes with luminescent dots, luminescent baton hands, black engine turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour registers, outer minute and 1/5 second divisions • stainless steel Oyster case with screw down crown and case back, bezel calibrated for 200 units • case, dial, and movement signed • with a stainless steel 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 fair condition with wear, scuffing, and knicks consistent with regular use. Stainless steel bezel with scuffing and small scratches. An indentation between 56-57 and 70-75. Residue build up between the bezel and crystal. Crystal has fractured overall, with some areas with larger scratch marks and scuffing. Case band with light wear. Pushers with residue and may benefit from cleaning. Bracelet with scuffing and wear consistent with regular use. Chronograph function working properly. Dial in very good condition with very small areas of surface dotting. 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

Accompanied by two additional Rolex Jubilee bracelet links, a pamphlet, and a presentation box.

Beginning in the late 1960s, Rolex offered special "exotic" dials on their Cosmograph Daytona models. Years later, watches with these dials became known as Paul Newman models, since the actor is presumed to have worn one in the 1969 auto racing film Winning.
The Paul Newman dial is characterized by square markers in the chronograph scale and subsidiary dials, in addition to the alternating coloration patterns. Although they were widely available at the time, these dials were produced in smaller numbers and are rarer to find.
The Calibre 727 is the evolution of Calibre 722-1. Rolex improved the Calibre's performance by changing the balance from 18'000 to 21'600 vibrations per hour, which noticeably increased the precision. 
The Calibre 727 is illustrated in Carlo Pergola, Stefano Mazzariol & Giovanni Dosso, Rolex Daytona: A Legend Is Born, 2006, p. 122–125.