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'PAUL NEWMAN PANDA' DAYTONA, REF 6263 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1970 [勞力士6263型號「'PAUL NEWMAN PANDA' DAYTONA」精鋼計時鍊帶腕錶,年份約1970]

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Rolex

'PAUL NEWMAN PANDA' DAYTONA, REF 6263 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1970 [勞力士6263型號「'PAUL NEWMAN PANDA' DAYTONA」精鋼計時鍊帶腕錶,年份約1970]

'PAUL NEWMAN PANDA' DAYTONA, REF 6263 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1970 [勞力士6263型號「'PAUL NEWMAN PANDA' DAYTONA」精鋼計時鍊帶腕錶,年份約1970]

Rolex


'PAUL NEWMAN PANDA' DAYTONA, REF 6263

STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET

CIRCA 1970

[勞力士6263型號「'PAUL NEWMAN PANDA' DAYTONA」精鋼計時鍊帶腕錶,年份約1970]


Dial: white 'Panda'

Calibre: cal. 727 manual winding, 17 jewels

Case: stainless steel, screw-down back

Case number: 2'648'484

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp

Dimensions: 37.5 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 190 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: none

MVT: running at the time of cataloguing. Chronograph functioning

CASE: In very good overall condition. Only light surface wear. The numbers between the lugs are very crisp and easy to read. Inside case back stamped "6239". Case back with a very crisp milled edge. Bracelet ref. 7835 and folding clasp stamped 2-72, endlinks stamped 357. The bracelet with some stretching.

DIAL: in very good condition. The hands too in good condition. The lume plots intact and have taken on a consistent and attractive patina and are nicely matching. The lume also reacts very well under UV-Light.


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."

The Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ Daytona carries with it many fascinating stories of its creation and path to fame. Its association to the world-renowned endurance race ‘24 Hours of Daytona’ and to actor Paul Newman (who participated in the race with this model and featured it in several of his films) has truly established the model’s place in history as one of the most iconic wristwatches of all time.


Reference 6263 bearing the ‘Paul Newman Panda’ dial is certainly considered the holy grail of watches. Finding this reference in good condition is extremely difficult in today’s complex and exponentially growing Rolex Vintage market. Therefore, provenance and history are of upmost importance, and key to finding this rare example in original condition.


Consigned by an important private collector, the present Paul Newman Panda is fitted with a mark 1.5 dial. The serifs of the Rolex signature are a little different than later generation dials. The watch is in outstanding, original and very charismatic condition. The lumes are all nicely formed and have aged to a warm ivory tone, reacting very well under UV.


Today, the Panda Paul Newman, reference 6263 is one of the most sought after vintage Rolex watches and this watch is a fantastic example.