Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona reference 6263

 

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Year of issue: circa 1971
Reference number: 6263
Condition: hardly worn
Status: available
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ On request

Description

Those vintage Rolex Daytonas garnering the nickname "Paul Newman" due to their exotic dials made by Singer with small boxes in the registers are some of the most iconic and desirable vintage watches that exist. The present watch is one of the most desirable versions, a reference 6263 featuring a white “Panda” dial and the original “Mark 1” acrylic bezel. It also features the original rare Mark 1 screw-down pushers. This watch came from the family of the original owner. It has a 7835 Swiss bracelet with rare 271 end links.

This watch is from circa 1971 (2.87 million case serial number), does not have the original box or papers, has a manual-wind movement (Caliber 727 made by Valjoux), and is 37mm in diameter.

Price: Upon Request

Dealer

Eric Wind

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.