Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Geneva, Nov 10, 2019

LOT 261

ROLEX, REF. 6263 RCO, OYSTER “MUSKETEER”, PAUL NEWMAN, STEEL

A very fine, extremely rare, manual wind, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with “steep” sub-dials.

Brand Rolex

Model Cosmograph Oyster

Reference 6263/6239

Year Circa 1969

Calibre  727

Case No. 2197902

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex folded bracelet (7835/271), approx. overall length 170 mm

Diameter 36 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

CHF 600,000 - 1,200,000

HKD 4,800,000 - 9,600,000 / USD 600,000 - 1,200,000

Sold: CHF 1,100,000


Grading System
Grade: Exceptional
Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

 Known to collectors as the Oyster Sotto (meaning under Oyster) for the unusual dial configuration of having the word Oyster placed underneath the word Cosmograph. Featuring its original Mark 1.5 pushers known as millerighe, its case in excellent condition as well as an untouched original dial featuring steep sub-counters, now known as musketeer due to the sleeves worn by them at the time. Never offered at auction before, this is an extremely rare opportunity to acquire one of the rarest Paul Newman configurations ever made, one of the first examples of a screw-down Paul Newman Daytonas produced. As of today, there have been less than 10 examples known in this configuration and is, without the doubt, the grail for any Rolex collector. This is the first Oyster “Musketeer” to appear in auction.