Rolex Daytona 6262 'Paul Newman'

Museum Piece
The epitome of a Rolex Daytona is and always will be the 'Paul Newman' iterations.


The epitome of a Rolex Daytona is and always will be the 'Paul Newman' iterations.

Introducing the Rolex Daytona 'Paul Newman' Reference 6262 - a timeless masterpiece that embodies the essence of horological history. This remarkable timepiece, despite its vintage charm, stands as a testament to enduring craftsmanship and precision engineering.

Crafted in a bygone era, this Rolex Daytona Reference 6262 from 1970 has gracefully withstood the test of time. Its condition, for its age, is an ode to the meticulous care and reverence it has received over the years. Every facet of this watch has been preserved with utmost devotion, allowing it to retain its charm and functionality. This particular dial has a subtle, barely noticeable stripe between the 9 and 6 o'clock subdials. However most importantly the tritium lume-plots are perfectly intact, original and creamy colored, matching to the hands precisely.
The riveted Oyster bracelet 7205 is stamped from the same year, 1970.

One of the most distinguishing features of this Rolex Daytona is its iconic "Paul Newman" dial. Introduced in 1963; but they were not exactly flying off the shelves. Two years later Rolex introduced an extra dial option with some art-deco design features and an overall different look, dubbed by Rolex 'Exotic dial'; but obviously better known for its unofficial nickname.

The Reference 6262 is the second iteration of the Daytona with the "Exotic Dial" option and was only produced for one year (1970 until 1971). And as much as it looks identical, from the outside, as its predecessor there are quite a few changes on the inside. The upgraded Valjoux 727 movement for example. The base 722 found in the 6239 beats at 18,000 vibrations per hour, whilst the new 727 runs at 21,600 beats per hour.

We are proud to introduce yet another "Paul Newman" amongst the few we have offered very selectively. It has graced the wrists of connoisseurs and collectors, and now, it awaits a new custodian who will continue to cherish and appreciate its enduring beauty.