Rolex Paul Newman Referenza 6239 in 18k Yellow Gold Top Condition

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Reference number: 6239

Serial number: 2.3xx.xxx

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Italy

Price in EUR €: n/a

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Rolex Daytona in 18k yellow gold in super Top conditionReference 6239Serial 2,3xx, very last pump-pusher production, contemporary to the first screw-down pushers made18k yellow gold case with english marks on case, bracelet and casebackPerfect Paul Newman Champagne dial. Perfect tritium and no scratchesHand-winding mechanics caliber Valijoux 722-1Gold 6239 caseback with inner serialPrice on request

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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.