Lot 48
  • 48


70,000 - 120,000 GBP
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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


DIAL: in very good condition, luminescent material on the indexes is intact and reacts under UV light, hands have been replaced during service. Mark to the 30 minute register at the left of "30" and one speck to the constant seconds subsidiary dial below the "60" both very discreet and noticeable under magnification. Some extremely minor specks only visible under strong magnification. CASE: overall in good condition, has been polished, shows light scratches and marks throughout consistent with wear and age of the watch, larger marks visible on the outside of the lugs around the lug holes Inside caseback engraved 6262 MOVEMENT: running at the time of cataloguing, chronograph starts stops and resets to zero Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.
"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

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.