Rolex Paul Newman Daytona, ref. 6264

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1968
Reference number: 6264
Condition: hardly worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


Brand: Rolex Model: Daytona Reference: 6264 Gender: Unisex Year: 1967 Material: Steel Dial Color: White with Black subdials Dimensions: 37 mm Watch Movement: Manual-Wind Bracelet/Strap: Steel Box/Paper: Handmade Leather Travel Pouch Condition: Likely Never Polished, Original Finish SKU: 130107

The Rolex Paul Newman Daytona needs no introduction; nearly every serious collector is aware of the exotic dials and the references they adorn. What makes this Paul Newman Daytona a particularly rare example is that it is a transitional reference 6264. The 6264 is essentially the same reference as the 6262 except with an acrylic bezel; so the 6264 is to the 6262 what the 6263 is to the 6265.
This particular 6264 is in fantastic condition. The case is shows no signs of ever being polished and the original dial is flawless. The acrylic bezel has some expected wear and the 78350 is a later upgraded bracelet. Overall this is an incredible collectors quality Paul Newman Daytona and a reference that comes to the market very rarely.


Justin Gruenberg

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.