208 ROLEX Ref. 6239

ROLEX REF. 6239 PAUL NEWMAN tropical STEEL Rolex, Cosmograph Daytona, case No. 1695326, Ref. 6239. Made circa 1965. Fine and rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp. Accompanied by service papers dated 05/30/95.

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USD 70,000 - 100,000
HKD 545,000 - 775,000
CHF 70,000 - 100,000
Sold: 209,000 USD
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diameter diameter 36 mm
length length 185 mm
thickness thickness 14 mm
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CThree-body, polished and brushed, screw-down case back and winding crown, tachometer graduation on the steel bezel to 300 units per hour.
DBicolor ivory and brown/black with applied square steel indexes and luminous dots, outer 1/5th seconds track, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous steel baton hands.
MCal. 722, 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. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. Approx. overall length 185 mm. Unarguably the most sought-after vintage Rolex sports model today, the so-called "Paul New man " draws in countless collectors all over the world to seek out for the best examples of its kind. First time at auction, this present lot showcases the striking "tropical" subdials, naturally faded into soft and creamy chocolate color which enhances the overall sublime beauty of this vintage piece.