Lot 48
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ROLEX | DAYTONA PAUL NEWMAN, REFERENCE 6262 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1971

Estimate
70,000 - 120,000 GBP
Sold
131,250 GBP
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Description

  • DAYTONA PAUL NEWMAN, REFERENCE 6262 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1971
Dial: blackCalibre: cal. 727 manual winding, 17 jewels Case: stainless steel Oyster, screw-down crown and back Case number: 2’737’249 Closure: unsigned black alligator strap with stainless steel Rolex pin buckle Dimensions: 37mm diameter Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: blank Rolex Guarantee and presentation case

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 pump pushers such as the 6239, the first Daytona, and the 727 Valjoux calibre, the final evolution of the movement which was also housed in the 6263 and 6265 models. 

The present watch features the iconic "Paul Newman" dial. It was named after the actor was said to have worn one in the 1969 while promoting the film 'Winning'. 
The three-colour black Paul Newman dial is rarely seen on a 6262 as it is usually fitted with the two-colour panda version.  
The black dial is perfectly complemented by the red outer track and Daytona signature above the subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock, giving a masculine twist to the piece. 

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