Paul Newman's Watch
The Rolex Cosmograph 6239 was launched in 1960, as the most modern sports watch available at the time. Soon after the 6239 was released and selling well in North America, Rolex added the word Daytona from Daytona Beach Florida, the home of car racing. The fame of the ‘Daytona Paul Newman’ started when he received the watch as a gift from his wife Joanne Woodward in 1972, when he started racing.
The series 1 Rolex Cosmograph – Daytona Paul Newman with reference 6239 has a black dial with three white sub dials, that have come block markers and crosshairs. On the dial there are applied square steel hour markers, red outer seconds tracks, and stylized divisions on inner registers. The word ‘Daytona’ in red is at 6 o’clock. It is a ‘T Swiss T’ model. The watch has a steel bezel featuring the tachymeter graduated 50/200 which is the third-generation calibrated bezel. The watch comes with a Rolex logo screw crown and two pushers (2nd generation). It is a screw back case that is engraved inside with ‘Montres Rolex S.A. Geneva – Switzerland – Patented – Stainless Steel – 6239 – CRS’. The manual winding chronograph movement is caliber Valjoux 722-1 and 17 jewels. The watch comes with jubilee Rolex bracelet of 49 end links. The watch has been visually inspected by Rolex USA for its authenticity.