Important Watches, Wristwatches and C...

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

LOT 393

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, so-called "Paul Newman", Ref. 6238, 1970's. Very fine and rare, waterproof, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers and tachometer, with 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet and black bezel.

CHF 35,000 - 40,000

Sold: CHF 40,250

C. massive, polished, satined, screwed back and crown, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 200 units per hour. D. bicolour black and gold with applied black indexes + auxiliary dials for the seconds, the 12 hours and 30 minutes registers. "Baton" tritium gold hands. M. 13"' rhodium plated, 17 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, antishock system, selfcompensating Breguct balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 37 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 14-35


To be restored

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1-51

As new

Partially reprinted


Rolex "Daytona" cosmograph so called "Paul Newman" This particular model of the Rolex "Daytona" Cosmograph was initially called "Exotic" because of its dial. In the 1980"s, the name "Paul Newman" appeared as a reference to the tact that Paul Newman is seen wearing just such a watch during the film of the "Carrera Mexicana". The "Paul Newman" models are much rarer than the standard Cosmograph dials and consequently sought after by collectors.