Rolex Daytona Paul Newman First Series Ref 6241

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1968

Reference number: 6241

Serial number: 1,7xx

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Italy

Price in EUR €: n/a

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Rolex Daytona with beautiful Newman DialReference 6241Serial 1,7xxDial Black first series with T swiss T largeMovement manual winding calibre 722-1Caseback 6241Price on request

Dealer

Elvio Piva

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.