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.
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.
NotesDial, 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.