Rolex “The steel Paul Newman ref. 6264”

Year of issue: 1970
Reference number: 6264
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € On request


Breathtaking example of Rolex steel Daytona “Paul Newman” ref. 6264, manufactured in 1970. The white grené dial is preserved in outstanding condition, with no imperfections, and it creates a wonderful harmony with the red “Daytona” text, the black registers, the outer second track and its black acrylic bezel. Introduced in the beginning of the 1970’s, reference 6264 was produced for only a short time and it is considered to be one of the rarest Daytona models produced. It was powered with the 727 Valjoux caliber, which was an upgrade from the caliber 722-1, used by predecessors such as references 6239 or 6241. Case n: 2372xxx Calibre: Manual, cal. 727 Diameter: 37,5 mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in 1970


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.