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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 11, 2013

LOT 153

ROLEX REF. 6239 PAUL NEWMAN BLACK DIAL STEEL Rolex, "Oyster Cosmograph," No. 1782140, Ref. 6239. Made in 1964. Very fine and very rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round-button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet (Ref. 78350). Accompanied by a fitted box and a service estimate document from Rolex Watch U.S.A, Inc. dated November 8, 2013.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back, Triplock winding crown, tachometer graduation on the black bezel to 200 units per hour. Bicolor off-white and black with applied black painted steel square indexes and luminous dots, subsidiary white dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer red 1/5th seconds track. Luminous steel baton hands. Cal. 722-1, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws. Dial, case and movement signed.

USD 70,000 - 100,000

HKD 545,000 - 775,000 / CHF 67,000 - 95,000

Sold: USD 93,750

Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. Approx. overall length 195 mm.