Anyone who knows Rolex should know the Daytona collection. And anyone who knows Daytona must know Paul Newman Daytona. This is a very old watch, but it definitely has the highest value among Daytona watches. The four-digit reference model Daytona remains the most popular.
The Rolex Daytona collection comes from a chronograph. Daytona is actually a chronograph. In 1955, Rolex introduced the Ref. 6234 watch. Although there was no “Cosmograph” nor “Daytona” on the dial at the time. But it was “chronograph” by fans. Since 1902, Rolex Cosmograph has often appeared in various competitions. It also accompanied Malcolm Campbell, one of Britain’s best racing drivers, to a lot of new records.
Rolex Paul Newman Daytona 6239
In 1962, Rolex Cosmograph officially became the official timekeeper of the Daytona race. The following year, Rolex referred to Cosmograph Ref. 6239 as “Daytona”. This is today’s main character, Rolex Paul Newman Daytona.
Paul Newman Daytona Source
Paul Newman is a famous actor and a successful racer. He also owns his own private racing circuit. But this watch was not bought by Paul Newman himself. It is a gift from his wife. His wife also engraved the text “DRIVE CAREFULLY ME” on the bottom case of the fake watch. Then, Paul Newman wore this Daytona with special meaning almost every day from 1969 to 1984. In the 1980s, collectors called Daytona 6239 “Paul Newman Daytona.”
The Appearance Of Paul Newman Daytona
The Rolex Daytona collection is different from other series due to the tachymeter bezel and three small dials inside the dial. So what’s the difference between fake Paul Newman Daytona 6239 and other Rolex Daytona watches? The main difference is the dial. Paul Newman’s time-stamped stainless steel squares instead of lines. The outermost circle of the dial is black with red lines. Each red line represents one second. There is a long line every five minutes.
The white dial has a small black dial at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. The seconds at nine o’clock show 15, 30, 45 and 60. But the regular Daytona stopwatch shows 20, 40 and 60. At the same time, you can also see square hour markers on these three small dials. Fake Rolex Daytona 6239 consists of stainless steel and black leather strap.
Actually, Paul Newman Daytona was not popular at the time. Later, fake Rolex did not produce the Daytona of Paul Newman dial again. So Paul Newman Daytona is more valuable because of scarce quantities.