Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 25, 2023

LOT 58


EUR 100,000 - 200,000

USD 110,000 - 218,000 / HKD 860,000 - 1,710,000 / CHF 98,000 - 196,000

Sold: EUR 156,000

Fine and rare 18k yellow gold manual winding chronograph wristwatch with no step. Exotic champagne dial. With 18k yellow gold Oyster riveted bracelet.

Grading System
Case: 2-08

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Switzerland

Model Daytona "Paul Newman"

Reference 6265

Year circa 1977

Movement No. 5158

Case No. 5035071

Material 18k yellow gold

Bracelet Rolex 18k yellow gold Oyster riveted bracelet with deployant clasp

Diameter 37 mm

Caliber Valjoux 727

Dimensions 37mm

Signature Dial, case and movement


Simultaneously launched, the Rolex ref. 6263 and ref. 6265 were introduced at the beginning of the 1970’s. Both were meant to replace the previous references 6262 and 6264. The chronograph’s screwed push-pieces on the case-band brought an essential improvement: the waterproofness at 50 metres.

Produced from 1971 to 1988, the Ref. 6265 is well known for its “sports look”, with the famous smooth bezel with tachymeter scale. Here, is presented the luxury version in18K yellow gold case and bracelet, with a beautiful “Champagne” "Paul Newman" dial. According to specialists, in a run of approximately 1’300 pieces, the Ref. 6265, 18K yellow gold version, has been produced approximately in 750 pieces. In this configuration, with an exotic dial so-called "Paul Newman", in reference to the famous eponymous actor, this watch is exceptionnally rare.