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958. Rolex A very attractive and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with “Paul Newman” dial and box 勞力士, 「Cosmograph Daytona Paul Newman」型號6239, 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,配計時 功能和「Paul Newman」錶盤,1967年製。附錶盒

Manufacturer Year

Rolex 1967

Reference No. Case No. Model Name

6239 1’595’149 Cosmograph Daytona “Paul Newman” Material Stainless steel Calibre Manual, cal. 722-1, 17 jewels Bracelet/Strap Leather Clasp/Buckle Stainless steel pin buckle Dimensions 37mm Diameter Signed Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed Estimate

HKD 1,000,000-2,000,000 USD 128,000-256,000 Accessories Further delivered with extra stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet stamped “7025” and end links stamped “57”, stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped “3, 69” and presentation box

The reference 6239 was the frst model of the iconic "Cosmograph" series and was frst introduced into catalogs in 1964. It was produced until late 1960s and was available in stainless steel, 14K and 18K gold. The reference 6239 was the frm's frst chronograph with the tachometer scale stamped on the bezel and the subsidiary dials printed in a diferent color than the main dial for better legibility. The so-called "exotic," later named the "Paul Newman" by Italian collectors, soon became available for the reference 6239, with the dial maker being Singer. Essentially the introduction of the “Paul Newman” was not well received, until it was discovered on the wrist of the man himself on the cover of an Italian magazine. Preserved in overall very good condition, the watch will sure please even the most discerning collector.

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