Paul Newman Daytona Vs Daytona

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A Paul Newman Daytona can be any watch that has a reference of 6239, 6241, 6262, 6263, 6264 and 6265. However, not all watches of these references can be regarded as a Paul Newman Daytona, and it is because a Paul Newman Daytona is defined by the configuration of the dial. Simply speaking, the dial combination required for any collectors to claim their watches as a Paul Newman Daytona must include the characteristic of a 3-coloured dial, an art deco-style font and the harsh marks with small squares to the subsidiary dial.

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02 April | Hong Kong

Paul Newman Daytona Vs Daytona

  • Rolex Ref. 6264 “Lemon Dial” Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona, A Very Fine and Extremely Rare Yellow Gold Chronograph Wristwatch with Registers and Tropical Minute Track. Estimate HK$3,200,000-6,000,000 (US$409,000-770,000).
    Nicknamed “Lemon dial” by the Rolex community. The “Lemon dial” is uncommon because the dial colour should be more of a cream colour for reference 6264, but the “Lemon dial” features a more attractive citric tone with an intense black subsidiary dials and white graphics instead of gilt subsidiary-markers. “Lemon dials” occur only in the reference 6264 which were produced at the tail end of the pump-pusher exotic dial gold Daytona’s production in the late 60s (1969 / 1970). What further distinguishes the present example is the outer minute track which has turned to a very warm “tropical” brown.

  • Rolex Ref. 6265 Oyster Cosmograph Daytona Paul Newman, A Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Registers, Tropical Minute Track and Bracelet. Estimate HK$2,000,000-4,000,000 (US$256,000-515,000).
    The "Paul Newman" has become one of the most fashionable watch amongst Rolex collectors today. The unusual dial layout with "match-stick" registers is very recognizable. The Paul Newman reference 6265 generally features either a white or black dial. Like this present lot, those fitted with a white dial or black subsidiary registers are given the name "Panda", due to its colour scheme.

  • Rolex Ref. 6262 Daytona Paul Newman, A Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Tropical Registers and Bracelet. Estimate HK$700,000-900,000 (US$89,500-116,000).
    Featuring a “Paul Newman” dial & steel bezel. Introduced in the early 1970s, the model is fitted with the 727 Valjoux caliber movement. This Rolex, with the Caliber 727 movement has proven to be exceptionally reliable and accurate.
  • Rolex Ref. 6265 Oyster Daytona Cosmograph, A Yellow Gold Chronograph Wristwatch with Registers and Bracelet. Estimate HK$600,000-1,000,000 (US$77,000-128,000).
    Rolex launched references 6263 and 6265 in 1969, replacing the first Oyster Cosmograph model 6240. The yellow gold Cosmograph Daytona with screw-down pushers was in production for almost 20 years. The present lot is fitted with a yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet. The gold coloured dial stands out because of its very good overall condition & contrast with the black subsidiary dials.

  • Rolex Ref. 6263 Oyster Cosmograph Daytona, A Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Registers and Bracelet. Estimate HK$240,000-400,000 (US$30,700-51,500).
    To most vintage Rolex collectors, a reference 6263 Oyster Cosmograph Daytona represents a must-have due to their superb aesthetics, legibility, and wearing comfort. This lot is a “Big Red” due to its characteristics of Reference 6263, an incredibly sought-after vintage Daytona.


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