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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 13, 2012

LOT 318

ROLEX REF. 6241 DAYTONA PAUL NEWMAN YELLOW GOLD Rolex, Cosmograph Daytona, Ref. 6241. Made in the 1960s, sold March 5th, 1969. Very fine and rare, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer, anti-reflect black bezel and an 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet. Accompanied by a fitted box, warranty (now void) and instruction booklets.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 200 units per hour. 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. 722, 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 200 mm.

USD 75,000 - 125,000

CHF 70,000 - 115,000 / EUR 60,000 - 95,000

Sold: USD 92,500

Grading System
Case: 3-56


Movement: 3-6*


Slightly oxidized

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original