251
JUMP TO LOT
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Watches

|
Geneva

Rolex
'PAUL NEWMAN' DAYTONA, REF 6239 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1969
Dial: black
Calibre: cal. 722-1 manual winding, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw-down back
Case number: 1'658'592
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions: 37mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: none
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Catalogue Note

The 6239 was the first reference to bear the name Daytona and subsequently the first one that was fitted with so-called exotic dials, which would later become famous as 'Paul Newman' dials. Production of the reference started in 1963, though the exotic dials were only added to the watches later on around the mid-to-late 1960s.  

Not really appreciated and sought-after at the time, these dials gained popularity thanks to the American actor Paul Newman who worn his Daytona reference 6239 with exotic dial while promoting the film 'Winning'. Recognizable by a white or black dial with contrasting subsidiary dials and outer minute ring, they are in extremely high demand on today's market. 

This particular lot features a black 'Paul Newman' dial with white subsidiary dials and red outer track.

Important Watches

|
Geneva