The Rolex Paul Newman Daytona is a legendary watch and probably one of the most if not the most collectible and sought after watch in history!
To prove this further, Rolex ref #6263S Sold for $1,089, 186 on November 10, 2013 (Christies Rolex ‘Lesson One’ Daytona Sale) This watch was originally manufactured in 1969 and sold with it’s originally paperwork, dated 1978 with original box. This has shattered all records and is the most expensic Rolex Daytona sold at auction to date.
What makes this Rolex Steel Daytona unique and rare from other Rolex Daytona Models is that on regular Daytonal dials, “Oyster” is always written between “Rolex” and “Cosmograph”. as well as the white Paul Newman dial. Having said that, on this particular model, the dial reads “Rolex Cosmograph Oyster” instead of the normal “Rolex Oyster Cosmograph”.
An additional feature is the different font used for the Rolex designation on this dial. Compared to all other Paul Newman dials, except for a few rare dials made for ref. 6262 and 6264, the R is bigger and the serifs more accentuated. Beyond its timeless design, this feature increases the value and desirability of the present timepiece.
Rolex Daytona ref# 6263S Technical Specs
37.5mm steel case, automatic mechanical Caliber 727, black dial, applied square numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, outer red fifths of a second divisions on white chapter ring, three engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, screw back, screw down crown, two round screw down chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet
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