Rolex “The steel Paul Newman ref. 6241”

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1968
Reference number: 6241
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a

Description

Extraordinary example of steel Daytona “Paul Newman” ref. 6241 manufactured in 1968. The amazing white grené dial is enhanced by the red “Daytona” text and it creates a perfect harmony with the outer second track, the black acrylic bezel and the pump pushers. An extraordinary opportunity for connoisseurs of exceptional timepieces. Case n: 1.764xxx Calibre: cal. 722-1 Diameter: 37,5 mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in 1968

Dealer

Corrado Mattarelli

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.