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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 278

ROLEX REF. 6241 PAUL NEWMAN, ORIGINAL BOX AND WARRANTY Rolex, "Cosmograph, Daytona," case No. 2033329, Ref. 6241. Sold on December 11th, 1971. Very fine and very rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with anti-reflective black tachometer bezel, round button chronograph and registers and a Rolex Ref. 7205 stainless steel Oyster riveted bracelet. Accompanied by the original warranty, instruction booklet and an overhaul receipt from a retailer dated 2011.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 200 units per hour. Bicolor ivory and black with square steel indexes and luminous dots, subsidiary black dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer minute/seconds division in red. Luminous steel baton hands. Cal. 722-1, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to three positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.

CHF 100,000 - 150,000

HKD 885,000 - 1,328,000 / USD 114,000 - 171,000

Sold: CHF 117,750

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 180 mm.