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PAUL NEWMAN 'PANDA' DAYTONA, REF 6262 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1971 [勞力士6262型號「PAUL NEWMAN 'PANDA' DAYTONA」精鋼計時鍊帶腕錶,年份約1971]

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Rolex

PAUL NEWMAN 'PANDA' DAYTONA, REF 6262 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1971 [勞力士6262型號「PAUL NEWMAN 'PANDA' DAYTONA」精鋼計時鍊帶腕錶,年份約1971]

PAUL NEWMAN 'PANDA' DAYTONA, REF 6262 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1971 [勞力士6262型號「PAUL NEWMAN 'PANDA' DAYTONA」精鋼計時鍊帶腕錶,年份約1971]

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PAUL NEWMAN 'PANDA' DAYTONA, REF 6262

STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET

CIRCA 1971

[勞力士6262型號「PAUL NEWMAN 'PANDA' DAYTONA」精鋼計時鍊帶腕錶,年份約1971]


Dial: white 'Panda'

Calibre: cal. 727 manual winding, 17 jewels

Case: stainless steel, screw-down back

Case number: 2'379'264

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp

Dimensions: 37 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 190 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Rolex service paperwork

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing and the chronograph working.

CASE: in good and attractive condition with sharp edges and metal-brushed finishing to the top of the lugs. There are signs of polish and wear visible with the naked eye, including some noticeable marks to the bezel. The inside case back is stamped 6239. The later-added bracelet is in good condition with fairly tight links and some wear visible throughout. The reference is 78350 and the endlinks are stamped 571.

DIAL: in good and attractive condition. There are fine surface blemishes visible with the naked eye, including fine scratching between the subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock and the outer track. The luminous dots and hands react evenly under UV light, though the plots at 7, 8, and 11 o'clock have almost come off completely. There is fine scratching to the crystal.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band. Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"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."

Reference 6262 was the last Daytona reference to be fitted with pump pushers and differed from its sister model ref. 6241, which was fitted with an acrylic calibrated bezel instead of the present steel one. The reference was first introduced in 1970 and was powered by the new 727 Valjoux calibre.


According to the consignor, this watch has been gifted to him by his stepfather, who was a professional gambler and dealer in Las Vegas back in the 1960s and early 1970s. One night the stepfather came home very proud and excited, telling the mother about his winnings acquired playing poker in the back room of a small bar. Not only did he come home with cash, but also with this Rolex Daytona Paul Newman, which of course at the time, was not really known yet as that. The stepfather seldom wore the watch and before passing away in 1978, he told the mother to gift this watch to the current consignor at an appropriate age. On the consignor's 26th birthday in 1982 the time had come to receive the watch as a present and while excited about it, he rarely wore it due to its sentimental value. Later on in 1999 at his son's football game another father spotted the intriguing watch on his wrist and explained him some of the history about it and that it is called a 'Paul Newman'. In 2009, while traveling abroad on a business trip, his associate noticed his watch and elaborated even more details about it as he was collecting watches himself. This was the tipping point for the consignor and the reason for leaving it mostly in the safe since then. This year the consignor has finally decided to put the watch up for auction and to the best of our knowledge this marks the first time that it appears at a public auction.


The present example has been retained in attractive condition with sharp lugs and strong proportions.