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New York, Dec 11, 2008

LOT 513

Ref. 6240 Stainless Steel ?Paul Newman?, So-called ?John Mayer? Rolex, ?Oyster Cosmograph Daytona? Ref. 6240/6263. Made circa 1965. Very fine and rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer, anti-reflective black bezel and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp.

USD 60,000 - 80,000

EUR 47,000 - 62,000 / CHF 70,000 - 95,000

Sold: USD 96,000

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back, buttons and crown, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 200 units per hour. D. Bicolor black and silver with applied steel and black indexes and luminous dots, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer 1/5th seconds division in red. Luminous steel baton hands. M. Cal. 722, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to three positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 37 mm. Thickness 14 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3-8*


Slightly scratched

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original