Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 554

ROLEX, REF. 6262, DAYTONA, «SO CALLED» PAUL NEWMAN PANDA WITH BROWN SUBDIALS AND BROWN OUTER TRACK

Very fine and extremely rare, manual winding, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch.

Brand Rolex

Model Daytona

Reference 6262

Year Circa 1971

Case No. 2733523

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex bracelet (7835/357), approx. overall length 180 mm

Caliber Valjoux 727

Dimensions 37 mm

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

CHF 300,000 - 500,000

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

Sold: CHF 362,500


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Notes

The reference 6262 represents, with the 6264, the rarest pump buttons manual winding Daytona made by Rolex for approximately 18 months, we estimate that only the 10 percent of the watches made were sold with an exotic dial that became famous as “Paul Newman”. This watch represents a very rare example with an impressive chocolate brown subdials and register color. The Rolex Daytona “Paul Newman” has shown a growing interest through the years and is a secure investment for serious collectors.