Rolex The Panda Paul Newman ref. 6263

Model: , ,
Year of issue: 1971
Reference number: 6263
Condition: hardly worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a


Extremely rare and early example of Rolex steel “Paul Newman” Daytona ref. 6263, manufactured in 1971.  The present Oyster Paul Newman features a gorgeous “Panda” MK2 dial that creates a perfect harmony with the black registers, the outer second track and the black acrylic bezel. The beauty of this early example is enhanced by the charming oxidized “Millerighe” screw-down buttons. Definitely an extraordinary opportunity for connoisseurs of exceptional timepieces. Case n.: 2803xxx Mov.: Cal. 727 Diam.: 37,5 mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in: 1971


Corrado Mattarelli

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.