Rolex Daytona 6262 'Paul Newman'


Crafted in a bygone era, this Rolex Daytona Reference 6262 from 1970 has gracefully withstood the test of time. The 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 1970. One of the most distinguishing features of this Rolex Daytona is its iconic 'Paul Newman' dial. Introduced as an extra dial option with art-deco design features and an overall different look, dubbed by Rolex as the 'Exotic' dial. Obviously, it's better known today 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. A stunning watch that fits perfectly in our exclusive selection of watches at Collectors Gallery Dubai.

  • extrasPaul Newman Dial
  • year1970
  • reference6262
  • modelDaytona