ROLEX | REF 6240 'PAUL NEWMAN' DAYTONA, A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1967 | 勞力士 | 6240型號「'PAUL NEWMAN' DAYTONA」精鋼計時鍊帶腕錶，年份約1967
REF 6240 'PAUL NEWMAN' DAYTONA
A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET
6240型號「'PAUL NEWMAN' DAYTONA」精鋼計時鍊帶腕錶，年份約1967
Caliber: cal. Valjoux 722 manual winding, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw-down back
Case number: 1659569
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Size: diameter 37.5 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 190 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex presentation box and Guarantee Certificate
The case, in our view, has seen a light polishing in its past. The lugs remain thick and well proportioned.
The dial is in good overall condition, and in our view, has seen some light restoration. The luminous hour markers and hands have been relumed.
The chronograph function is operating properly. The movement is running at time of cataloguing, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
"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."
Rolex produced reference 6240 for a limited time between 1965 and 1969, and regarded it as an experimental watch. It was the first water resistant Cosmograph ‘Daytona’, differing from the references 6239 and 6241 by having screw-down chronograph pushers.
Pleasingly, this watch retains its original screw-down pushers, known as "millerighe" pushers that were often replaced at service with later, deeper grooved pushers for improved grip. Furthermore, the watch retains its highly attractive ‘Paul Newman’ exotic dial, characterized by its square markers in the chronograph scale and subsidiary dials, as well as the alternating patterning of the coloration.
The present lot is in excellent condition, and the serial number matches what research believes to be correct for Rolex 6240s with originally fitted Paul Newman dials. They should, just like the present lot, be starting with 1'659'XXX.