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Lot No. 157
Estimate  100,000 - 130,000 €
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Rolex "Cosmograph Daytona" - so called "Paul Newman Panda Dial"

, Case No. 2416799, Ref. 6262, Cal. Val. 727, 37 mm, circa 1970

A Rolex "cult" wristwatch with "Paul Newman Panda Dial" - with original box and original Rolex service paper from May 2013


Case: steel, screw back (Ref. 6239), screwed "Twinlock" winding crown, round non-screwed down push chronograph buttons, steel "Oyster" bracelet ref. 7835/19, lugs "271", punch mark 3/70. Dial: "Panda", ivory coloured, black subsidiary dials, applied luminous indexes, auxiliary seconds, 30 min. and 12h counter, luminous baton hands. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, rhodium-plated, ground, 3 adj., 17 jewels, Glucydur screw balance, Incabloc shock protection for balance.

Ref. 6262
Reference 6262 was the second version of the Cosmograph; it replaced the reference 6239 and had pump pushers. The reference was offered alongside its sister version (Ref. 6264) with a black plastic bezel and was presented in the catalogues from the mid sixties to about 1970.

Paul Newman - the eight-time Academy Award nominee whose career spans decades is one of the film industry's most beloved stars. Newman received his special honorary Oscar in 1985 and a Best Actor Oscar the following year for his performance in "The Color of Money" with Tom Cruise. The actor is also a distinguished as a director with such films as "Rachel, Rachel ", for which he received "Best Director " from the New York Film Critics. Cleveland-born in 1925, Newman began his acting career with a local children ' s drama group. On turning eighteen, he enlisted in the navy and spend the three following years as a radioman on torpedo bombers in the Pacific. He enrolled in Yale Drama School after college and, after moving to New York and working in television, had his first Broadway role as Alan Seymour in William Inge's "Picnic ". It was here that he first met Joanne Woodward, who was to become his wife in 1958. Woodward and Newman have so far starred in ten films together. Both were recipients of the Kennedy Centre Honors in 1992 - the honors are presented annually to significant contributors to the American culture through the performing Arts. An enthusiastic race-car driver, Newman is also a four-time winner of the Sports Club of America National Championship. Newman gained himself an entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest driver to win such a race when he won the 24 hours of Daytona in the GT-1 Class along with his teammates in 1995.
#40887
Case: very good, slightly worn
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running


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