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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, September 30, 2014

LOT 90

ROLEX REF. 6239 PAUL NEWMAN BLACK DIAL STEEL Rolex, "Oyster Cosmograph Daytona," No. 1627015, Ref. 6239. Made circa 1964. Very fine and very rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round-button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and winding crown, tachometer graduation on the black bezel to 300 units per hour. Bicolor off-white and black with applied black painted steel square indexes and luminous dots, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer red 1/5th seconds track. Luminous steel baton hands. 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.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and winding crown, tachometer graduation on the black bezel to 300 units per hour.
D. Bicolor off-white and black with applied black painted steel square indexes and luminous dots, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer red 1/5th seconds track. Luminous steel 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.

USD 75,000 - 100,000

HKD 582,000 - 775,000 / CHF 66,000 - 89,000

Sold: USD 87,500


Grading System
Grade: Logo grading

Exceptional

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3-8*

Good

Slightly scratched

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 200 mm.