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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Jun 08, 2011

LOT 312

Rolex Ref. 6241 ? GOLD DAYTONA ?PAUL NEWMAN? Rolex, Cosmograph Daytona, Ref. 6241. Made in the early 1970's. Very fine and rare, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer, anti-reflect black bezel graduated to 200 units per hour and an 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 200 units per hour, inner case back stamped with reference 6263. D. Bi-color champagne and black with applied square yellow gold indexes and luminous dots, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous yellow gold baton hands. M. Cal. 727, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 37 mm. Thickness 14 mm. Approx. bracelet length 190 mm.

USD 100,000 - 120,000

CHF 85,000 - 105,000 / EUR 70,000 - 80,000

Sold: USD 116,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-9

Good

Scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

The reference 6241 was the third Cosmograph Daytona to be released and was made from from 1961 until 1970. It was available in stainless steel and either 14K or 18K gold with a black plastic insert bezel. As an option, the "exotic" dial or so-called "Paul Newman" dial was available and is today very rare and collectible. The ref. 6241 was replaced by Ref. 6265. The "Paul Newman" models are much rarer than the standard "Cosmograph" dials and consequently are much sought after by collectors.