ROLEX | 'PAUL NEWMAN' DAYTONA, REF 6241, 14K YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1969
Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 CHF
Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 CHF
'PAUL NEWMAN' DAYTONA, REF 6241
14K YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET
Dial: champagne 'Paul Newman'
Calibre: cal. 722-1 manual winding, 17 jewels
Case: 14k yellow gold, screw-down back
Case number: 2'084'318
Closure: 14k yellow gold Rolex Jubilee bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions: 37 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 175 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
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MVT: running at the time of cataloguing. the chronograph functioning.
CASE: with signs of polishing. wear throughout consistent with age and use. Bracelet loose and slightly warped. Bezel with visible wear around the 80-90 marks, and the white font with some bleeding visible when closely examining the bezel.
DIAL: in good overall condition. The lume in tact and reacting under UV as expected. some traces of luminescent material to the dial from the plots degrading slightly. all plots and hands have aged evenly and warmly. Fine blemishes visible within the subsidiary dials.
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.
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The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Reference 6263 and 6265 have become the ultimate expression of the vintage Rolex Daytona. With production starting in 1969, 6265 was the last Rolex chronograph reference to house the iconic hand wound Valjoux 727 movement and was blessed with timeless proportions, sporty style and combined the Oyster case with screw down pushers, ensuring it was completely waterproof.
This particular model stands apart from its contemporaries executed in 14k yellow gold and boasting a Paul Newman dial.