Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 09, 2021

LOT 234


CHF 100,000 - 200,000

HKD 800,000 - 1,600,000 / USD 100,000 - 200,000

Sold: CHF 212,500

An extremely rare and fine, manual wind, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with Paul Newman dial.

Grading System
Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex

Model Cosmograph Daytona

Reference 6264/6241

Year Circa 1970

Case No. 2425701

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex riveted bracelet (7205/71), approx. overall length 155 mm.

Caliber 727

Dimensions 36 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement


Property of a Swiss lady.
One of the rarest Cosmograph models, reference 6264 was produced for a few years only in the early 1970s. Together with reference 6262, it was the last Rolex chronograph watch to be fitted with pump pushers. It is understood that only some 1,700 examples in stainless steel were ever made of reference 6264. Along with the rarity of the model, the present watch is also eye catching due to the “Paul Newman PANDA” dial.
Never offered on the market before, this watch was consigned by the wife of the original owner. Still fitted on its tight original bracelet dated 3.70, the watch has been kept in excellent condition with no service marks inside the caseback and more importantly its dial has been kept in near mint condition with all lume plots fully present matching the hands, making this rare reference always a collector’s item.