Rolex Paul Newman Panda Daytona MK1
Serial No.: 2085xxx
Ref: 6263 MK1 Circa 1969The Panda Paul Newman Rolex Oyster Cosmograph reference 6263 is considered the ultimate vintage Cosmograph model, its water-resistant case with screw-down chronograph pushers and black bezel is combined with what is generally agreed to be the most beautiful dial ever created for a wristwatch. It is unquestionably one of the ultimate goals for the Daytona collector.
The present watch is elevated to a higher level due to its very rare Mark 1 dial of astounding quality, Paul Newman "Panda" dials with Mark 1 script are amongst the rarest gems in the world of vintage watch collecting and are set apart from their contemporaries.
Furthermore and very reassuringly, the case serial number is within the magical 2’085'xxx range from 1969 in which almost all the known examples of the Mark 1 dial are found.
Complementing the overall importance of the timepiece, the stainless steel case by C.R. Spillmann S.A. features the very rare Mark 1 pushers, highly sought after by the most astute collectors and often replaced during services. The engraved early serial number 2085xxx corresponds perfectly with the Mark 1 dial type and pushers which were only fitted on the earliest examples of the reference 6263. The Mark 1 type pushers were quickly superseded by the 24-P301 version.