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Rolex

Daytona 'Paul Newman', Reference 6239 A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet Circa 1969 | 勞力士 | Daytona 'Paul Newman' 型號 6239 精鋼計時鍊帶腕錶,製作年份約 1969

Rolex

Rolex

Daytona 'Paul Newman', Reference 6239 A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet Circa 1969 | 勞力士 | Daytona 'Paul Newman' 型號 6239 精鋼計時鍊帶腕錶,製作年份約 1969

Daytona 'Paul Newman', Reference 6239 A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet Circa 1969 | 勞力士 | Daytona 'Paul Newman' 型號 6239 精鋼計時鍊帶腕錶,製作年份約 1969

Rolex


Daytona 'Paul Newman', Reference 6239

A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet 

Circa 1969


勞力士

Daytona 'Paul Newman' 型號 6239 精鋼計時鍊帶腕錶,製作年份約 1969


Dial: white, black subsidiary dials

Calibre: cal. 722-1 manual winding, 17 jewels

Case: stainless steel, screw-down case back 

Case number: 2'048'331

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp 

Size: 36.5 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 190 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement 

Box: yes

Papers: no

Accessories: Rolex blank guarantee, instruction leaflet, hang tag, document holder and presentation case with outer packaging

MVT: is running at the time of cataloging. The chronograph is functioning.

CASE: is in fairly good condition. It presents some scratches and small dings. There is one dent on the bezel at 7 o'clock. The case has been polished. The case back is stamped '6242'. The bracelet is in fair condition. It presents scratches, dents and dings. It presents some warping. (end links 57, clasp 2 69)

DIAL: is in fair condition. It presents some spots on the dial at 5, 7, 10 and 11 o'clock. The hands on the subsidiary dials present some stains. The hour and minute hands show some wear. There is a consistent reaction to UV-lighting fading rapidly.


"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 iconic reference 6239 ‘Daytona’ was introduced in the United States in 1963 to supersede the reference 6238, and available until 1969. The reference was the first to have the ‘Cosmograph’ dial designation and was produced with several dial configurations. The Tachymeter scale (used for measuring distance over time, aka, speed) which was previously printed on the dial of the 6238 was moved to an enlarged bezel, increasing the watches diameter my 1mm and providing an increased dial plate for more varied and intricate dial design, such as the ‘exotic’ dials, manufactured and supplied by Singer and with either a 2-colored dial in white or black or a 3-colored dial in white or black with red accents as seen on the current example.

These exotic dials were later to became known as 'Paul Newman' dial, after the actor. It is characterized by its square markers in the chronograph scale and subsidiary dials, as well as the alternating patterning of the coloration. At the time, these exotic dialed variants proved less popular, and so were sold in significantly fewer numbers than those with standard dials.


The reference 6239 with Paul Newman dial is an icon and an essential for any complete watch collection.