Rolex Daytona*** 6241 Paul Newman*** 1969
ROLEX Daytona Cosmograph, Paul Newman Tricolore Dial,
Retailed by Joyeria Ricciardi (Buenos Aires, Argentina) with
unique serial on lug
Ref. 6241, 1969
Serial # 1767XXX
Circa: 1969

DIAL: Black exotic ‘Paul Newman’ Dial with white/silver counters and outer minutes ring (so-called Tricolore, three color), metal applied hour markers with tritium luminous plots, red minutes graduation and DAYTONA.
Silver hour/minutes hands with luminous center, seconds chronograph in silver with black tip. Black baton register hands.

CASE: 37mm, stainless steel, round 'pump' pushers, black bakelite tachymeter bezel, screw back and acrylic crystal

MOVEMENT: Caliber 722-1, Hand-wound mechanical column wheel chronograph movement with 17 jewels

BRACELET: Rolex stainless steel oyster bracelet

CONDITION REPORT: The watch dial is original and in excellent condition, without stains or scratches. The tritium plots have aged over time and darkened. The case is sharp, pinholes intact, thick and appears to be unpolished and is in excellent condition. The bezel, case and bracelet are all original and show light signs of wear and some small scratches while no signs of any major damage is apparent. The movement is running and functioning properly.

NOTES: The rare 'Paul Newman' dial Rolex Daytona here is in the uncommon 6241 reference with the early bakelite bezel. In addition, the back of the lug has a unique serial number engraved identified as a Joyeria Ricciardi serial, which was the signature of the Argentinian retailer during the late 1960's and early 1970's. An already rare and sought after reference is rarely seen with this serial engraving.