Rolex Paul Newman Daytona Ref 6239

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


We love to find original owner watches and this one came straight from the original family. This is an incredible example of an early Rolex Daytona Cosmograph reference 6239 from 1966 with the highly collectible and sought after Paul Newman dial. The watch is all original aside from a later heavy oyster Rolex Daytona bracelet with 571 end links. The spectacular 3 color Paul Newman dial is pristine. All lume plots are perfectly intact and the outer red tracking pops. The dials on these watches are what is so important and this one is near perfect. The case on this watch is very strong as well as the metal bezel is sharp. Watches of this condition, coming straight from the original owner do not come along very often. This is a special one!


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.