ROLEX | PAUL NEWMAN DAYTONA, REFERENCE 6241, A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1968
PAUL NEWMAN DAYTONA, REFERENCE 6241
A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1968
Calibre: cal. 722-1 mechanical, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw-down case back
Case number: 1'765'300
Closure: stainless steel Rolex bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 37 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 195 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
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The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The chronograph function is working properly. The dial is in excellent overall condition. All lume plots are intact and consistently formed and glow under a black light. The hands are lumes all aged very consistently.The crystal with minor wear at places, however it is normal for its age and the material used. The subsidiary hand at 12 hour and 60 seconds registers with minor spotting, otherwise the dial is in a very clean overall condition. The bezel is in a very good and original condition with minor wear and minor dings toward the edges. The band and lugs with minor surface wear throughout, however it is normal for its age. The case back with minor surface wear throughout but the millings remains sharp and strong. The case otherwise is in a very good overall condition for Daytona were mainly used as tool watches before. The bracelet is with minor wear at places and is stamped with "7835 and 19" and end links is stamped 357.
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 because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). 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.
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**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."
Only in production from 1965 to 1969, the Rolex reference 6241 were made in a very limited quantity of approximately 2700 pieces and only a very limited numbers of them were fitted with a 'Paul Newman' dial. To the best of our knowledge, the majority of 6241 made in stainless steel case, where 400 pieces were made in 14k yellow gold and 300 pieces were made in 18k yellow gold.
The present watch is a very attractive example of the Paul Newman reference 6241. Furthermore, the lume plots are all aged consistently and are uniform in size. The numbers between the lugs are very crisp and easy to read making this reference 6241 a very appealing and original example.