Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
LOT 581
ROLEX REF. 6239 PAUL NEWMAN RETAILED BY TIFFANY Rolex, Cosmograph Daytona, case No. 1988061, Ref. 6239. Made in 1969. Fine and extremely rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex folded Oyster bracelet (Ref. 7835) and deployant clasp.
Three-body, polished and brushed, screw-down case back and winding crown, tachometer graduation on the steel bezel to 200 units per hour. Bicolor off-white and black with applied square steel indexes and luminous dots, outer red 1/5th seconds divisions, subsidiary guilloch dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous steel baton hands. Cal. 722-1, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws. Dial, case and movement signed.
Estimate: 100,000 CHF - 150,000 CHF
Estimate: 857,000 HKD - 1,286,000 HKD
Estimate: 110,600 USD - 166,000 USD
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C 3-8 D 2-01 M 3
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DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx overall length 170 mm. Property of the original owner In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Daytona, Antiquorum is proud to present another exceptional example unseen to the market. Indeed for collectors it doesn't get much more iconic than this example, a Paul Newman 6239 in steel with the very desirable Tiffany & Co signature on the dial. Only one other example has surfaced at auction in the past 15 years and bears the exact same location of the signature on the dial and interestingly the exact same location of the dot after the & Co at almost half the HEIGHT of the signature. Also the retailer's signature completes perfectly the gap in the dial by filling out that space giving it a more even and harmonious layout. The prefect dream Paul Newman for any serious Daytona collector.
Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
10-11-2013
Sold including buyer's premium:
195,750 CHF