ROLEX STEEL PAUL NEWMAN DAYTONA REF 6239 WITH ORIGINAL BOX AND PAPER

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1965
Reference number: 6239
Condition: hardly worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a

Description

Brand: Rolex Model: Daytona Reference: 6239 Gender: Gents Year: 1965 Material: Steel Dial Color: Clean, White Paul Newman Dial with Deep Brownish Subdials Dimensions: 37 mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Steel 7205 Bracelet with 71 endlinks Box/Paper: Original Box and Certificate Condition: Fantastic Condition, Clean Original Dial with Original Lume Well Preserved SKU: 166822

This attractive Rolex Exotic or Paul Newman dial Daytona Ref. 6239 is the same variation that was owned by the blue-eyed actor and sold for over $18m in 2017. This watch features a beautiful cream dial in excellent original condition. The dark subdials are a deep dark brown, appearing black at times. The original lume plots are fully in tact, besides the 6 oclock lume which is mildly degraded from age (typical with these watches). The serial and reference number are clear and legible. The hands were likely replaced at Rolex Service Center. This is a rare opportunity to own a collectors example of one of the most sought after Rolex watches on the market.

Dealer

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.