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A RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS AND BRACELET REF 6262 CASE 2527538 DAYTONA 'PAUL NEWMAN' CIRCA 1970
Estimate
50,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 143,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Rolex
A RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS AND BRACELET REF 6262 CASE 2527538 DAYTONA 'PAUL NEWMAN' CIRCA 1970
Estimate
50,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 143,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS AND BRACELET REF 6262 CASE 2527538 DAYTONA 'PAUL NEWMAN' CIRCA 1970
• cal. 727 manual winding lever movement, 17 jewels • bi-colour off-white and black dial, applied square indexes with luminescent dots, luminescent baton hands, outer minute and 1/5 second divisions, subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour registers • stainless steel Oyster case, stainless steel bezel calibrated to 200 units, screw-down crown and back stamped 6239 • case, dial and movement signed • with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with folding clasp
diameter 36 mm bracelet circumference approx. 160 mm
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Catalogue Note

The reference 6262, as well as its cousin 6264, had the shortest production period and were available only for approximately two years, between the very end of the 1960's and 1972.

The reference 6262 can be considered as the bridge between the early and the late vintage Rolex Daytona models. Indeed, it combines the button pushers such as the 6239, the first Daytona, and the 727 Valjoux calibre, the final evolution of the movement were also housed in the 6263 and 6265 models. 

The present watch features the "Paul Newman" dial which is regarded as the most iconic of vintage sport watches, it was named after the actor was presumed to have worn one in the 1969 while promoting the film 'Winning

the bi-colour grainé "panda" dial is clean and extremely well preserved. The watch is equipped with its original 7835 bracelet with 271 end links.

The watch comes from the original owner, who purchased it new over 45 years ago while studying in Switzerland.    

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