Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 6263 “Newman” circa 1971

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Year of issue: 1971

Reference number: 6263

Serial number: 3.0 mio

Condition: mint

Status: available

Dealer country: Switzerland

Price in US $: On request

Watch details

Rolex Daytona 6263 Paul Newman Circa 1971, excellent original MK2 "panda" Paul Newman dial in flawless conditions with matching tritium hands, all the creamy lume plots are in place, excellent and unpolished case that shows light wear from use, the bakelite bezel is also in excellent conditions, correct MK1 "prototype" screw-down pushers", excellent original folded oyster steel bracelet 7815 with 271 endlinks, the clasp is stamped 1.72, correct 727 movement, the watch has no service history, no box, no papers

Dealer

Laurent Ponti

The Rolex Daytona "Paul Newman"

Due to the coolness of Mr Paul Newman italian collectors started to call his “Exotic” Daytona giving the nickname Paul Newman. From origin Rolex asked their dial maker Singer to produce a special run chronograph dials because those where not selling quite well back in the days. The successful flight to the moon with the Omega Speedmaster was working negatively for the sales of the Rolex Daytona. Due to the oil crisis made the racing imago wasn’t very populair and Rolex needed to come up with something new. Except the development by Singer of the “Exotic” dial, Rolex developed the “screw down oyster-waterproof” pusher making their Daytona Cosmograph a sales hit. Learn more about the specifics of Rolex Paul Newman dials by checking the following article: Learning to understand the exotic Paul Newman dial designs.