Rolex The Tropical Paul Newman Ref. 6239

Model: , ,
Year of issue: 1968
Reference number: 6239
Condition: mint
Status: reserved
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a


Astonishing Rolex Daytona “Paul Newman” ref. 6239, manufactured in 1968. The present example stands out for its unique beauty and perfect condition. The flawless dial is enhanced by the stunning chocolate brown tone of the registers which increases its incredible charme and rarity. Hardly worn, it is still preserving its Rolex sticker on the case back. Accompanied by the original Box and Rolex Köln service papers dated 1981. It can be definitely considered as one of the most beautiful and important Daytona Paul Newman to have appeared in the market, making it a unique opportunity for discerning collectors. Case n.: 1781xxx Calibre: Manual, 722-1 Diameter: 37mm Box & Papers: Original Box and Rolex service papers Manufactured in: 1968


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.