Daytona 6264 “Paul Newman” “Musketeer” “Tropical” “Step” “holy graal”

Model: , , , ,
Year of issue: 1970
Reference number: 6264
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Belgium
Price in EUR € n/a


The holy graal, "Paul Newman" "Step" "Tropical" cream dial with lightly chocolate patina counters, Mark I bakelite bezel, full steel, 3 counters, small second, " straight "T swiss T", unscrewed pushers, folded Oyster bracelet (7835 / 19), endlinks (271), screw-in crown, plexi-glas, mechanical movement, 727 caliber.


Antoine Rauis

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.