Rare Rolex Steel Daytona Cosmograph Paul Newman No luminous 6239
Brand: Vintage Rolex
Year: 1968 – 1969
Serial number: 195xxxx
Reference 6239, the very first model of the celebrated “Daytona” series, the first chronograph with the tachometre scale engraved on the bezel. The dials of the early models featured only the designation “Cosmograph”, referring to the outer space travels of the early 60s. The “Daytona” was added on later series to mark Rolex’s sponsorship of the renowned NASCAR stock car race.
The most noteworthy aspect of this reference 6239 is however its extremely rare dial configuration, omitting the luminous accents and luminous hands normally found on this model. One can only speculate about the reasoning for this special execution, a plausible explanation would certainly be that it was made on request for a client working in a laboratory or research centre where the radioactivity of the luminous material, even if ever so insignificant, may have a negative impact. – Christie’s Auction
Case: Show sign of wear with slight polish from previous; inner case back stamped C.R.S.
Dial: Excellent Condition Clean White Paul Newman Dial without luminous and luminous hands
Bracelet: U.S.A. Jubilee Bracelet w/ 20 links and end links 49
Accessories: None, Watch Only