ROLEX “THE TROPICAL OYSTER PAUL NEWMAN REF. 6263”

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1972
Reference number: 6263
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a

Description

Breathtaking example of Rolex “Daytona ref. 6263”, manufactured in 1972.  This specimen stands out for its extraordinary rarity and condition: the flawless “Mark II” Panda dial is enhanced by the stunning ‘tropical’ outer minute track which increases its incredible charme and rarity. The present example could be considered to be one of the most beautiful and important Oyster Cosmograph Paul Newman Panda examples to have appeared in the market. Case n.: 3.048xxx Mov.: Cal 727 Diam.: 37,5 mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in: 1972 Price: on request

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.