Steel Rolex Cosmograph Paul Newman Daytona Ref 6239 Black

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Year of issue: 1966
Reference number: 6239
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


This is a beautiful example of a Rolex Cosmograph Paul Newman Daytona. The dial of the watch is 100% original with the most desired three color stepped combination of black, red, and white. The Paul Newman Daytona is a manual wind watch and powered by a Val-joux 72 movement. The Paul Newman watches have been very scarce lately and very difficult to find especially a top quality example.

Watch ID: 10916-2062
Brand: Rolex
Model: Cosmograph Daytona "Paul Newman"
Model Number: 6239
Type: Mens vintage watch
Year: 1966
Movement: Manual
Material: Stainless steel
Function: Chronograph
Shape: Round
Size: 37mm


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.