Rare Watches, Magnificent Jewels & Objets de Vertu 14 January 2019 | Monaco LOT 57
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, ref. 6239, Called “Paul Newman”, in the same collection for over 40 years, probably unpolished, fresh to the auction market, accompanied by its Rolex guarantee, two Rolex services and box.
Estimate € 150,000 – 200,000
Model: Chronograph Daytona
Material: Stainless steel
Reference N°: 6239
Year: Circa 1968
Case N°: 1875538
Caliber: 722 manual
Bracelet: Rolex Oyster stainless steel bracelet
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, case, movement and bracelet
Accessories: Original guarantee, box and 2 Rolex services
Literature: A similar example is illustrated in “Ultimate Rolex Daytona” by Pucci Papaleo
The Ref. 6239 Was the very first model of the celebrated “Daytona” series, and was produced from approximately 1964 until 1976. Available in stainless steel, 14k and 18k gold, the ref. 6239 Was the firm’s first chronograph with the tachometer scale engraved on the bezel. The so-called “Exotic” or “Tropical” dial, later named the “Paul Newman” by collectors, became available shortly after the 6239 introduction. There are very few watches in the world that carry such gravitas and desirability amongst collectors as the “Rolex Paul Newman Daytona”, from aspiring new collectors to more seasoned ones, hence owning one is a must. Condition is key as is with many things, but in the world of Daytona collecting, it almost becomes a science. From the clarity of the sub dials, to the lume plots remaining intact, all these factors come together to create high desirability, and the present watch is one of those. The case retains its correct proportions, the up bezel is still legible, the untouched dial has a slight and original patina. This genuine and beautiful example consequently come with its original guarantee, box and 2 official Rolex services. A true dream for any collector, especially for the new lucky buyer.
Montre Rolex en acier, modèle Cosmograph Daytona « Paul Newman », dans la même collection depuis 40 ans environ, probablement boitier jamais poli, accompagné de sa boite, certificat Rolex et deux révisions Rolex. Le boitier conserve ses proportions originales, la lunette UPH est toujours lisible, le cadran intact présente une patine légère et originale. Un vrai rêve pour tout collectionneur, surtout pour le nouvel acheteur chanceux.