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Stock # SKU22088
Stock # 22088
Model Name Cosmograph Daytona
Brand Rolex
Model Ref # 6241
Condition Mint+
Gender Mens
Movement Manual
Case 18K Yellow Gold
Case Shape Round
Case Size 38mm
Crystal Plastic
Band / Strap Bracelet
Dial Black
Caseback Solid
Complications Chronograph
Year 1968
Additional Information This is the nicest John Player Special Paul Newman Daytona that you will ever see. Immaculate and entirely original. A dream and grail watch.
Certainly, none of the Paul Newman Daytona variants is more desirable today than this John Player Special. The nickname John Player Special is derived from the cigarette brand of the same name, with its black and gold packaging. In 1985 Ayrton Senna won a Formula One race in a Team Lotus race car sporting the black and gold and the John Player Special logo. This black and gold Paul Newman dial, which is absolutely striking, is known in the nomenclature as a John Player Special.

It should be noted at the outset that this 6241 in 18k gold is immaculate and original. This really is a Grail and Dream watch.

Fewer than 300 model 6241 Daytonas were made in 18k; only a handful of these were fitted with a Paul Newman dial.

Original untouched Paul Newman John Player Special black and gold dial is original and untouched and in perfect condition with applied indices in the outer minutes and seconds chapter with intact original luminous dots.

Case is 18k with 38mm diameter, black bakelite bezel insert, plastic crystal, round pump-style chronograph pushers and screw-down crown, all of which are original and functioning perfectly. Case is in mint+ condition and appears unpolished.

Movement is the manual winding Rolex Caliber 722-1 with 17 jewels and column wheel construction. Movement is pristine and running.

Rolex 18k riveted Oyster bracelet, in mint+ condition just like the watch, and with zero stretch.

The 6241 was only manufactured between 1966 and 1969, and with its black bezel, is one of the most collectable Daytona models. This John Player Special Paul Newman version is at the elite level of collecting and we are pleased and proud to offer it to all collectors.
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