Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 15, 2015

LOT 237

ROLEX REF. 6241 PAUL NEWMAN STEEL Rolex, "Cosmograph, Daytona," case No. 1764713, Ref. 6241. Made in 1968. 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. 7835 stainless steel Oyster folded bracelet. Accompanied by a Rolex fitted box.

USD 62,000 - 83,000

HKD 480,000 - 640,000 / CHF 60,000 - 80,000

Sold: USD 85,000

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.

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Grading System
Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-8-01


Slightly scratched

HANDS Original


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