We are all aware that the Rolex Daytona is one of the main attractions in auctions
Recently, we showed you a very nice and rare example of a Daytona Paul Newman transitional 6264, that will be auctioned soon in replica Rolex DateJust. This one was already a rare bird, complete with papers and boxes, and a reference number rare enough to set the estimation at € 150. 000 Euro – an ‘impressive’ estimate for a ‘Dayto PN’. However tonight, 22 July 2014, there is another Paul Newman Daytona that might get collectors even more exited. It will be auctioned by Artcurial in Monte-Carlo, and this one could break the ceiling, with an estimate of € 200. 000 – € 400. 000 Euro: a Rolex Daytona 6263 Paul Newman with a tropical ‘Coffee’ dial and a unique pedigree. Big question: insane or justified?
If you look at the catalog of this Artcurial auction, you might find some very nice Pateks, some rare Submariners or, well, everything from the Rolex catalogues, new or vintage. And amidst of these watches http://www.nkwatches.com/replica-bell-ross.html, one is creating (once again) a real buzz in the watch world: lot 313: a ‘unique and ultimate’ Rolex Daytona 6263 Paul Newman with an estimate of € 200. 000 – € 400. 00 Euro. You might find it weird because these 6263 PN are not the rarest and are usually sold for approximately € 100. 000 – € 120. 000 Euro, even with a good pedigree and all the required papers / authenticity proofs.
Rolex Daytona Paul Newman 6263 tropical Coffee – 3
However, lot 313 is special: “unique and very fine stainless steel manual winding chronograph wristwatch with rare chocolate registers, Rolex Daytona reference 6263. Round case. Screwed crown, pushers and caseback. Mark I bakelite bezel with tachometer scale graduate to 200. Cream dial known as ‘Tropical’ with 3 sub-counters in a unique coffee colour Luxury Replica Cartier Ballon bleu de Cartier Watches For Sale, with matching minute rail-track, 30min sub-dial at 3, 12h sub-dial at 6 and small second at 9. Mechanical movement with column wheel, Calibre Valjoux 727. Original ‘Oyster’ caseback engraved ref. 6239. Very rare first generation (Mk1) chromed brass pushers, a. k. a. ‘Millerighe’. Folded Oyster bracelet ref. 7835 with end-links ref. 271, signed deploy ant buckle”.
In addition to that, the watch was owned by the same family for many years with a complete service historic from 1976 to 1993, with not less than 11 recorded services (with engravings inside the caseback). This piece has been authenticated as fully original and is in a mint condition.