If you ask a vintage watch collector what their "Holy Grail Watch" would be, many would answer without a stutter the Rolex Paul Newman Daytona." Perhaps the most important watch and dial configuration when considering vintage Rolex, or Rolex in general. Known today to be one of the most prestigious and valuable watches ever produced by Rolex. The Rolex Daytona exotic dial recieved its name the "Paul Newman", after the famed actor and then racecar driver Paul Newman chose a Rolex 6239 Daytona with exotic Panda Dial configuration as his personal watch.
In October of 2017, Paul Newmans personal Rolex exotic Ref. 6239 was auctioned by Phillips auction house in NYC for $17.75M making it the most expensive and iconic wristwatch ever sold.
We love the vintage Cosmograph range of due to the fact that they have a high level of contrast which is something the modern Rolex Daytona range of timepieces has lost due to the completely monochromatic look of the dials found on today modern reference range. The exotic dial within the range is not oly rare but s
Rolex Oyster Rivet Bracelet With 57 End Pieces
CASE & BRACELET
The previously polished case retains even lugs and shows little wear. The bezel is in absolutely stunning condition and sharp just like the case, showing minor enamel loss. The Rolex Oyster rivet bracelet is stamped 1/69 and exhibits some stretch but is in overall excellent condition for this era. Bracelet retains 13 links with 57 end pieces.
DIAL & HANDS
This is a stunning example of a rare "Paul Newman Exotic Dial" that remains in remarkable condition, the dial is a crisp matte white coloration, the red minute track is intact. Most of the lume plots are fully intact, the 3, 6, and 11 o'clock markers have minor degradation when viewed under U.V. light. The tritium filled hands remain completely intact and are in perfect condition showing no lume loss or corrosion when viewed under U.V. light.
Watch comes complete the inner and outer boxes, operating booklet and warranty paperwork. The watch was just completely overhauled and is running at COSC spec.