Lot 83
  • 83


95,000 - 190,000 GBP
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Dial: whiteCalibre: cal. 727 manual winding, 17 jewels Case: stainless steel Oyster, screw-down crown and back Case number: 2'475'545 Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding clasp Dimensions: 36.5mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 200mm Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: Rolex Guarantee dated 1971, invoice and tax papers 


DIAL: in overall very good condition, extremely minor specks between 11 and 12, 1 and 2, 2 and 3 only noticeable under strong magnification, one very minor and discrete speck at 5. There is a tiny bit of original bleeding to the outer edge of the 30 minute sub-dial on the left hand side, and at 9 of the 12 hour sub-dial, only visible under strong magnification. Hands are original and in good condition. Luminescent material discolouration is even throughout the dial and matches the hands. Luminescent plot at 9 o'clock slightly darker discoloured. Luminescent plot at 11 o'clock with minor discrete loss. Minor marks on subsidiary dial at 9 o'clock. CASE: visible marks and indentations on top of left lug, light scuffs and marks throughout consistent with age and wear of the watch, mainly to the lugs from bracelet removal. Signs of polishing. Bezel in overall good condition, black infill in the original bezel is lost. Inside case-back engraved 6239, outside with a scratch. Bracelet is later and is stamped 9315 / 380 and is stretched. MOVEMENT: running at the time of cataloguing. Chronograph starts, stops and resets properly. 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

This exceptional Rolex Daytona Paul Newman comes with its original guarantee stamped by Bucherer, original invoice also signed by the famous retailer as well as the French tax document from when the watch accompanied the owner back to France on the day of the purchase.

This most attractive piece is fitted with an elegant panda dial that has survived in excellent and unrestored condition. The contrast of the white dial with the black subsidiary dials and outer track is striking and perfectly balanced with the warm patina of the lume plots and hands.

Furthermore, the watch is presented at auction on behalf of its original and only owner, who received it as a birthday present nearly 50 years ago, making this an extremely rare opportunity for a discerning collector to acquire a superb and very complete piece. For a technical note about the reference 6262, please refer to lot 48.