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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 13, 2012

LOT 319

ROLEX REF. 6239 PAUL NEWMAN STEEL Rolex, Cosmograph Daytona, case No. 2002708, Ref. 6239. Made in 1968. Fine and rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp. Accompanied by Rolex service papers dated September 19th, 2005.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screw-down case back and winding crown, tachometer graduation on the steel bezel to 200 units per hour. D. Bicolor off-white and black with applied square steel indexes and luminous dots, outer red 1/5th seconds divisions, 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 free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 13 mm. Approx overall length 195 mm.

USD 50,000 - 70,000

CHF 47,000 - 65,000 / EUR 40,000 - 55,000

Sold: USD 68,500

Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original