Introduced in 1963, the Rolex Daytona, Reference 6239, quickly became a hallmark of precision and style among timepiece enthusiasts.

The watch we are privileged to offer, with its serial number 2011144, stands out for its numerical proximity to the record-setting Paul Newman Daytona, which bears the serial number 2005325.

Adding to its uniqueness, the case back is marked ‘6242’, a designation that doesn’t match any known reference offered by Rolex, yet these case backs have been found on reference 6262 Yacht-Master prototypes.

Other 6239s bearing this unique case back have been identified, all within a narrow range of serial numbers.

Having been previously treasured by only one owner, this exceptional timepiece is presented for the first time at auction, offering yet another avid watch collector the opportunity to acquire an exemplary model of a first reference Daytona, distinguished by subtle variations that elevate its rarity and desirability.


Lot 423
A Rare ‘Daytona Cosmograph’ Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch, Ref.6239 by Rolex
Automatic movement, silvered dial with applied baton markers, screw down crown, three black subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour registers, completed by a Rolex Oyster bracelet, in stainless steel, inner circumference 7 1/4 inches
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