964. Rolex A very rare and extremely attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with champagne “Paul Newman” dial 勞力士， 「Cosmograph Daytona Paul Newman」型號6241，非常罕有 及精細，18K黃金腕錶，配計時功能和香檳金色「Paul Newman」錶盤， 約1968年製 勞力士型號6241錶款是運動型時計的一個超凡例子，當中18K 黃金款式共生 產極少，極具收藏價值。本拍品配有奢華瑰麗的香檳金色「Paul Newman」 錶盤，為難得一見的收藏逸品。由其現任主人於80年代購買。毫無疑問， 其錶盤可以被認為是「同類最佳」，且沒有一絲磨損。拍件整體品相優良， 為最具收藏價值的古董時計之一。
Rolex Circa 1968
Reference No. Case No. Model Name
6241 1’757’890 Cosmograph Daytona “Paul Newman” Material 18K yellow gold Calibre Manual, cal 722, 17 jewels Bracelet/Strap Alligator Clasp/Buckle 18K gold Rolex pin buckle Dimensions 37.5mm Diameter Signed case, dial, movement and buckle signed Estimate
HKD 1,650,000-3,200,000 USD 212,000-410,000 The Cosmograph Daytona being a watch eminently designed for sportsmen, gold examples are extremely scarce. The other very scarce feature world be Paul Newman dials. Thus, it is obvious that watches combining both a gold case and a Paul Newman dial are destined to be snubbed by the market.
The present piece is a remarkable example of this category of mythical timepieces. Previously unknown to the market, the watch was purchased by its current owner in the late 1980s. Its dial can without a doubt be considered “best-in-class”: without a trace of wear - down to the very last luminous accent - it is hard to imagine a Paul Newman dial in better condition. Considered how the market is focusing ever more on quality, the present example represents an irresistible opportunity for the avid collector who wants to own an unsurpassable specimen. A fnal note of intrigue, the present example is only 3 numbers away from another champagne Paul Newman which was sold by Phillips in Geneva in May 2016.
Phillips presents THE HONG KONG WATCH AUCTION: EIGHT on 28 May 2019.