Steel Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Ref. 6241 Paul Newman

Model: , ,
Year of issue: 1968
Reference number: 6241
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: Germany
Price in EUR € n/a

Description

  • CASE screwed case, steel, acrylic glass, screw-down crown, screw-down push-buttons
  • MOVEMENT caliber Rolex 722-1, manual wind, chronograph
  • DIAL original Tritium.dial and hands
  • BRACELET Original foldet bracelet
  • * collector's item
  • very nice condition
 

Dealer

Ralf Meertz

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.