Rolex | Cosmograph Daytona "Paul Newman", Reference 6239, A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1966 | 勞力士 | Cosmograph Daytona "Paul Newman" 型號6239 精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶，約1966年製
1,000,000 to - 1,500,000 HKD
1,000,000 to - 1,500,000 HKD
Cosmograph Daytona "Paul Newman", Reference 6239
A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1966
Cosmograph Daytona "Paul Newman" 型號6239
Calibre: cal. 72B mechanical, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: 1'475'553
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 38 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 180 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are in working condition. The dial is original with lots of character. There is tarnishing throughout the subsidiary registers. The lumes are all discoloured and do react under UV. The step is nice and pronounced. The case with minor polishing and light surface wear. The numbers between the lugs are very crisp. There is very minor pitting between the lugs at 6 o'clock. The case back with nice crisp milled edge and light surface wear. There is some light wear to the movement bridge that holds the balance in place. The bracelet with surface wear throughout and is stamped for the 4th quarter of 1970.
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."