Rolex Exotic Paul Newman Dial Daytona ref. 6241

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1970

Reference number: 6241

Serial number: 2372xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Exceptional condition with a mint dial, bezel and case, thick lugs and vibrant colors. Immortalized by collectors, this is among the most sought-after models of vintage Rolex sport watch. Combined with the superior condition, the black dial and uncommon reference number make this piece an attractive package. 37mm. Stock 37114


Joshua Bonifas

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.