ROLEX Daytona Paul Newman
large T SWISS T dial (MK1)
Unbelievably well preserved timepiece. A Cosmograph Daytona exotic tri-color dial aka « Paul Newman » truly mint in all its aspects. The one watch you said to yourself « the next perfect one i grab it ». This is it and this is now.
Serial: 2,3xx,xxx (1969/70)
Dial: MK1 version with large « T SWISS T » at six o’clock. Mind blowing condition with absolutely ZERO defect. Perfect original luminous dots and hands matching the index. UV test make them all glow & vanish. Subregisters are turning brown under the sun light but this is not obvious on normal daylight (pleasant hidden surprise!).
Case: super crisp & thick. It has possibly never seen polishing throughout its over-50-year life span. Back case 6239 CRS (Charles-René Spielmann, friend of Rolex’s founder Hans Wildorf).
Movement: manual, Valjoux 722-1, 17 jewels.
Bracelet: oyster with 60 end links and slightly later clasp from 3 71.
Box & Papers: no box, no papers.