Rolex The tropical Paul Newman ref. 6262

Model: , ,
Year of issue: 1970
Reference number: 6262
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € On request


Extraordinary example of Rolex steel Daytona “Paul Newman” ref. 6262, manufactured in 1970. The present specimen stands out for its beauty and desirability. The amazing white grené dial coupled with the red "Daytona" text creates a perfect harmony with the wonderful ‘tropical’ outer minute track which increases its incredible charm. It definitely represents an extraordinary opportunity for connoisseurs of exceptional timepieces. Introduced in the beginning of the 1970’s, reference 6262 was produced for only a short period of time. It was fitted with the 727 Valjoux caliber, which was an upgrade from the caliber 722-1, used by predecessors such as references 6239 or 6241. Case n: 2.548xxx Calibre: Manual, cal. 727 Diameter: 36.5 mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in 1970


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.