Rolex Paul Newman Daytona Ref 6241

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1967

Reference number: 6241

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Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A solid original example of this most iconic model, offered in beautiful condition. The bezel is in nice condition and the dial remains without any scratches or other blemishes. The red color is very bright and visible; the dial really pops! We acquired the watch on this Jubilee bracelet and we suspect it was originally purchased this way. 37mm. Circa 1967. Stock 37214


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.