ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
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Property of the Original Owner

ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN" A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970

Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 USD

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Property of the Original Owner

ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN" A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970

Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 USD

Lot sold:500,000USD
(7 bids, reserve met)

Description

Property of the Original Owner

ROLEX


REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"

A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970


Dial: white

Caliber: cal. Valjoux 727 mechanical, 17 jewels

Case: stainless steel, screw-down case back

Case number: 2'200'298, inside case back 6239

Size: 37.5 diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement 

Accessories: none

Condition Report

To request a condition report for this lot, please contact leigh.zagoory@sothebys.com.

Catalogue Note

The present reference 6263 is truly an exceptional example of a Rolex "Paul Newman" Cosmograph, named after the famous actor and race car driver known for sporting one throughout his life. Nicknamed the "Panda," it has an off-white matte dial that contrasts sharply with the black subsidiary dials and outer chapter ring. The present example is offered fresh-to-the-market and can therefore be considered a trophy watch to vintage watch connoisseur.

 

This "Panda Paul Newman" could be considered one of the most beautiful examples to have appeared on the market in recent years. The dial amongst collectors is referenced as a "Mark I.75," based on the configuration and print of the text. The luminous hour markers have aged to an attractive shade of caramel, and remain original. The art-deco style of the font used and the hash marks with small squares found on the subsidiary dial are characteristic of "Paul Newman" style dials. The reference is also recognized for its screw-down pushers for improved water resistance.

 

The present watch was lovingly cared for throughout its nearly 50-year life by the original owner, who purchased it in 1971 on a trip with a friend. It is fitted with its original Oyster bracelet, original pushers and original bezel insert, adding to the watch's sporty aesthetic. In the world of vintage watches where a Rolex Daytona is a must-have, an example with a "Panda Paul Newman" dial is a dream.

ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN"  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
Property of the Original Owner
ROLEX | REFERENCE 6263 DAYTONA "PANDA MK 1.75 PAUL NEWMAN" A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1970
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