Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, November 12, 2017

LOT 235

ROLEX DAYTONA REF. 6264 THE PAUL NEWMAN "LINZ" Very fine and One of the rarest Rolex Daytona Paul Newman, steel manual winding chronograph

Brand Rolex

Model Daytona Paul Newman

Reference Ref. 6264

Year 1970

Numbers Case N.2417912

Caliber 727

Bracelet Rolex steel bracelet, 200 mm.

Dimensions 37 mm.

Signed Dial, case and movement.

CHF 250,000 - 450,000

HKD 2,000,000 - 3,600,000 / USD 250,000 - 450,000

Sold: CHF 275,000


Grading System
Grade: Logo grading

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

Never offered at auction before, this is probably the rarest Paul Newman version with an exclusive retailer-signed dial. Linz Brothers, a jewelry firm, grew from the efforts of five brothers. Joseph and Elias Linz of St. Louis opened the firm of Joseph Linz and Brother in Denison in October 1877. Rolex Watch USA ventured into the Texas market in 1945. The Geneva-based corporation originally sold its watches throught jewelers like LINZ brothers in Dallas. In 1950 Linz sold more Rolexes than any other dealer in North America (fonts: The Texas Timex). Made for only one year, the reference 6264 featured the newly improved caliber 727 and a black bezel. Kept in great condition with a nice case, a near mint Paul Newman dial featuring all luminous dots and its original Rolex Ref. 7835 folded bracelet dated 1971, it is without a doubt the most desirable reference 6264 to appear on the market.