A very rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1971
    Reference No: 6241
    Case No: 2'371'123
    Model Name: Cosmograph Daytona 'Paul Newman'
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 722-1, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, 185 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of a reference 6241 'Paul Newman', please see Ultimate Rolex Daytona by Pucci Papaleo, page 232 to 235.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Daytona 6241, when introduced, had a significant upgrade over the 6239. Instead of having a solid steel bezel, it was fitted with a very modern black acrylic insert, which has a tachometer scale printed in white. This watch is further distinguished with its Paul Newman dial, which has become incredibly fashionable and sought after today. The case is very crisp and retains original proportions. The numbers between the lugs are easily readable without the aid of a loupe. The dial is original and in good condition. The watch is furthermore fresh to the market.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 6241
A very rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

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1971
37.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$800,000 - 1,600,000 

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