Rolex Paul Newman Daytona Ref 6241

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1968

Reference number: 6241

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Condition: worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: On request

Watch details

This is an exceptional example of a Rolex Cosmograph known as the Paul Newman Daytona. This is a highly sought-after reference 6241 with the attractive combination of a black acrylic bezel and three color minty original black dial. The watch does come on a later Rolex oyster band.

Dealer

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.