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Auctioneers Dr. Crott 90th Auction

274 Rolex “Cosmograph Oyster Paul Newman” - so called “Oyster Sotto”, Case No. 2197881, Ref. 6263, Cal. 727, 37 mm, circa 1970 A gentleman’s remarkable, very rare wristwatch - on December 24, 1971 sold in Switzerland; in 1982 the watch was given a general overhaul by Rolex in Geneva - with original invoice and service paper of Rolex Case: steel, screw back with reference 6239, screwed chronograph pushers, screwed “Triplock” winding crown, steel “Oyster” bracelet 2/71 with endlinks numbered 71 N. Dial: black, applied luminous indexes, 30 min. and 12h counter, silvered and engine- turned subsidiary dials, outer red seconds track, luminous baton hands. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, rhodium-plated, ground, 3 adj., 17 jewels, Glucydur screw balance, incabloc shock protection for balance. - Doubtlessly not only the most prized and valuable version of the Paul Newman Rolex Daytona, but also the rarest model of all - Featuring the distinctive “Oyster Sotto” dial arrangement that makes the watch stand out among all Paul Newman dials - Originally sold in Switzerland, the watch is still in marvellous condition and even retains the rare bracelet endlinks with the number 71 N

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