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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

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

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.