Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 08, 2010

LOT 187

Rolex - Ref. 6239 - Paul Newman - Cosmograph - Daytona Rolex, Genève, ?Cosmograph Daytona,? case No. 1782179, Ref. 6239. Made circa 1968. Fine and rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with steel bezel, round button chronograph, registers and tachometer.

USD 40,000 - 60,000

CHF 40,000 - 60,000 / EUR 30,000 - 45,000

Sold: USD 64,900

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and winding crown, tachometer graduation on the steel bezel to 200 units per hour. D. Bicolor black and silver with applied square indexes and luminous dots, outer red 1/5th seconds track, subsidiary guilloché dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous steel baton hands. M. Cal. 722-1, 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.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original