Rolex Paul Newman Daytona Ref 6239

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Reference number: 6239
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


Matthew's Note

This is a beautiful example of a Rolex Cosmograph Paul Newman Daytona Reference 6239. The dial of this watch is 100% original with the most desired three color combination of black, red, and white. There is some slight aging in the registers but everything is original. The case is nice and strong as well. This watch is powered by a manual wind Valjoux 72 movement.


Matthew Bain

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.