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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

New York, Jun 11, 2009

LOT 106

Ref. 6263 Paul Newman Rolex, "Cosmograph Daytona," Ref. 6263/6262. Made circa 1970. Very fine and very rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with black bezel, round-button chronograph, registers and tachometer.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back with initials, buttons and crown, Triplock winding crown, tachometer graduation on the black bezel to 200 units per hour. D. Bi-color black and silver with steel square indexes and luminous dots, subsidiary black dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous steel baton hands. M. Cal. 727, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 37 mm. Thickness 13 mm. Property of the Original Owner

USD 40,000 - 60,000

EUR 30,000 - 45,000 / CHF 45,000 - 68,000

Sold: USD 54,000

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Gifted to the present consignor by his father in 1970, collectors would expect the Paul Newman dial to be signed "Rolex Oyster Cosmograph", due to the screw-down pushers. Interestingly enough, the watch features a 6262 case back (Often interchangeable at the factory) indicating that this may well be a truely transitional model, possibly one on the first 6263 Paul Newman featuring elements of the non Oyster models.