Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, May 13, 2018

LOT 388

ROLEX, REF. 6241, SO CALLED JOHN PLAYER SPECIAL, 14K GOLD Very fine and very rare, manual wind, 14k yellow gold chronograph wristwatch.

CHF 300,000 - 500,000

HKD 2,400,000 - 4,000,000 / USD 300,000 - 500,000

Sold: CHF 569,000

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Grading System
Case: 2-41

Very good

Repolished, edges preserved

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex

Model Daytona

Reference Ref. 6241

Year 1969

Bracelet 14kt yellow gold riveted Rolex bracelet with 71 ends link, approx. overall length 190mm.

Caliber 722-1

Dimensions 37 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.


The 14k reference 6241 was made in approximately 750 pieces, according to our research only 10 percent show an exotic dial. The so called John Player Special dial is probably the most attractive and rare exotic type dial for yellow gold cases. The Paul Newman dial so called "John Player Special" shows gold metal finished subdials with black laquered graphic, "chevalier" type head laquered indexes with tritium luminous dots. The 722-1 caliber was modified compared to the base 72 caliber to feature a different anti-shock, balance cock, stud holder and a regulated Breguet hairspring.