Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The "Vintage Serie"
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

So-called "Paul Newman". Ref. 6241, with black anti-reflective bezel. Made in the 1960s. Water-resistant, stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Oyster bracelet. Three-body case, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 200 units per hour. Dial: Bi-colored off-white and black with tritium-coated square steel indexes, sunk “guilloché” subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Tritium-coated steel "bâton" hands. Movement: Caliber 722-1, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws. Diameter 37 mm. Thickness 14 mm.

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