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100% Certified Authentic

Bob's Watches
100% Certified Authentic

At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.

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VINTAGE ROLEX DAYTONA 6241 PAUL NEWMAN STAINLESS STEEL

A rare and "fresh-to-market" Vintage Rolex Daytona
VINTAGE ROLEX DAYTONA 6241 PAUL NEWMAN STAINLESS STEEL
Auction Ended
$191,000
5 Bids
Reserve Met
Auction Ended On
June 15, 2020
Lot 16
Starting Bid: $175,000
Estimate: $175,000 to $225,000
Manufacturer: Rolex
Year: Circa 1970
Model Name:
Daytona
Reference: 6241
Case Serial Number:
2,3XX,XXX
Condition: Excellent condition. 
Material: Stainless Steel
Dimensions:
37mm
Bracelet: Stainless Steel Oyster
Item Number: 125709
Movement:        Cal.722, manual-winding, 17 jewels.
Signed Case, dial, movement, and bracelet.

Rolex Daytona "Paul newman" Stainless Steel

Bob's does NOT charge a buyer's premium – what you bid is what you pay.

Condition Report

Dial

Excellent original black exotic 3 color Paul Newman dial with light creamy hour markers and matching hands. All lume plots remain intact except for the 2 o'clock lume plot which is not quite 100% intact, there is some slight flaking. The black portion of the dial is free of any marks or blemishes. 

Case

Excellent stainless steel case which has previously been polished in the past with very light wear from use. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. Inner caseback is engraved C.R.S 6241. 

Bezel

Excellent original black bezel insert has some delamination present at the 75-80, and a small crack present at the 80. Crack is difficult to see with the naked eye. 

Bracelet

Excellent original stainless steel C+I oyster rivet bracelet with 11 links. Bracelet has light wear from use. Clasp is stamped with a "76" date code. 

Box and Papers

Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card. 

Catalog Essay:

Among all vintage Rolex watches, it is the various ‘Paul Neman’ Daytona references that rank as the most desirable and valuable Rolex models in existence. The most expensive Rolex watch ever sold was a Paul Newman Daytona (Paul Newman’s very own personal example), and possibly no timepiece is more iconic and representative of the world of vintage watch collecting than the Rolex Paul Newman Daytona.

The Rolex Daytona collection was launched in 1963 as a duo of two references: the ref. 6239 that featured a metal tachymeter bezel, and the ref. 6241 that featured its tachymeter bezel in black acrylic. Fitted with manual-wind chronograph movements, acrylic crystals, and pump-style chronograph pushers, these two Daytona models represented the first time that Rolex chronograph watches had featured tachymeter scales on their bezels, rather than printed along the periphery of their dials.

Dial options included silver with black registers or black with white registers; however a small number of these Rolex Daytona watches were fitted with ‘exotic’ dials that featured a more stylized aesthetic and an Art-Deco font for the numerals. It is estimated that only 1 in 20 Rolex Daytona watches were produced with these exotic dials, and while they were not all that popular while they remained in production, Hollywood actor Paul Newman famously wore one in his personal, life, forever cementing the ‘Paul Newman’ nickname and ultimately helping elevate them to the pinnacle of vintage watch collecting.

This particular ref. 6241 Paul Newman Daytona has an estimated production date of approximately 1970, placing it near the very end of this reference’s production run. Additionally its original ‘reverse panda’ Paul Newman dial features a black surface with a white minute track and registers, along with red printing details. These tri-color vintage Paul Newman Daytona watches are among the most coveted timepieces in existence, and make for the ultimate addition to any serious watch collection.

Backstory: 

Last year, a story made headlines throughout the industry about a Canadian woman who found a Rolex Paul Newman Daytona ref. 6241 in between the cushions of a couch that she had purchased from the thrift store. The woman contacted the store, and after no one came forward to claim the watch, the ultra-collectable vintage Rolex became hers. This is that exact watch, which we purchased directly from the woman, and are proud to offer as part of our 'Fresh Finds' auction.

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MOVEMENT: Movement is functioning. Watch comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty. 

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