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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, October 16, 2005

LOT 7

So-called "Paul Newman" Rolex Cosmograph "Daytona", Ref. 6262, with steel bezel. Made in 1970. Very fine and rare water-resistant, stainless steel, gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers and tachometer with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 200 units per hour. D. Bi-color matte black and silver with black and tritium indexes, guilloche silvered auxiliary dials for the seconds, the 12 hour and 30 minute registers. Tritium-coated steel "bâton" hands. M. 13''' 727, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shockabsorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 37 mm. Thickness 13 mm.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 200 units per hour.
D. Bi-color matte black and silver with black and tritium indexes, guilloche silvered auxiliary dials for the seconds, the 12 hour and 30 minute registers. Tritium-coated steel "bâton" hands.

CHF 35,000 - 45,000

EUR 23,000 - 30,000 / USD 28,000 - 37,000

Sold: CHF 56,350


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-5-01

Good

Poor

HANDS Original

Notes

Ref. 6262-6263. Produced in stainless steel, 14K and 18K gold, the first examples of this Ref. were commercialized in 1970, and appeared in the catalogues from 1971 to 1987. Similar watches are published in "Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches", by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Guido Mondani Editore, Genova, 2001, pp. 446 to 457, 489 and 490.