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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1974
    Reference No: 6263
    Case No: 3’485’326
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona ''Paul Newman''
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 727, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, 175 mm. maximum length, end links stamped 271
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex folding deployant clasp stamped Rolex 2.71
    Dimensions: 37 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex fitted presentation box.
    Literature: For another example of a reference 6263 "Paul Newman Panda", please see Ultimate Rolex Daytona by Pucci Papaleo, page 348 to 349.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This very attractive "Panda" is fresh to the market and in wonderful original condition. The watch still retains the correct MkI pushers, bezel and the original dial. The case back also still retains its original satin finish and the case is characterized by sharp edges. The bracelet is original to the watch, and carries the correct 271 end links and is stamped 2.71.

    Today, collectors appreciate the "Paul Newman Panda" more than any other Daytona due to its rarity and sophisticated good looks. The present watch with its looks, rarity, condition and originality propels it to the top of any serious collector's dream.

  • Artist Biography

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 6263
A very fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, "Paul Newman" and fitted presentation box

1974
37 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$1,600,000 - 2,400,000 

Sold for HK$2,320,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am