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Month: November 2017

Paul Newman Daytona Ref. 6241 Limited Edition Three Slim Dials Replica Watches

Paul Newman Daytona Ref. 6241 Limited Edition Three Slim Dials Replica Watches

Just as the clothes can make a man, so a dial can make the watch.

Although, the intended function of Rolex limited edition watches dial is to simply provide for the telling of time, in the world of vintage watches, it alone can distinguish value and rarity.

There’s no better example of this than the Rolex Paul Newman Daytona dial you see here, which comes from a 14K yellow gold ref. 6241. It’s said that once Paul Newman — the man — graced magazine covers wearing his Rolex Daytona ref. 6239 this exotic dial gained exceptional notoriety.

There were six Daytona models Rolex chose to house a small number of these PN dials into. These were the references 6239, 6241, 6262, 6264, 6263 and 6265.

1963 launched the era of Rolex Daytona Chronograph models.  This auto racing inspired watch, originally called the Le Mans, was later renamed Daytona by Rolex for the American market.
Rolex did more than just change the name; they redesigned the dial and bezel for this very reason.

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Before 1963, Rolex chronograph dials featured a printed tachymeter and sub dials that matched the dial color. These models are often times referred to as the “Pre-Daytona” models.
Then came along the Daytona dials that featured inverse colored sub dials and bezels with an engraved tachymeter on the bezel as shown below.

This particular 6239 Paul Newman with the pump pushers was produced in 1966.

A quick side note on the matter of their rarity. A question that I got question asked recently: “Why, if they are so rare do I see them everywhere?”

Ever hear the phrase, “frequency illusion”? I looked it up to understand that there’s a phenomenon in human behavior where upon learning or noticing something of interest, we start seeing it everywhere. I can see why with the high desirability, distinctive dial and upcoming auction, that the eye is drawn to any article or reference to the Rolex Daytona copy watches.

How rare? Take for instance the 14k yellow gold Daytona I started off with. It is understood that less than 400 of these 6241 Daytona’s were produced and of those, very few received the Paul Newman dial.

Three slim dials replica Rolex watches.

The Black and Gold dial Rolex replica watches presented here is also known among the vintage Rolex guys as the “John Player Special”.  Now, John Player Special was the brand name of tobacco products sold in a striking black and gold box.

In 1972, the Formula One motorsports team, Team Lotus, accepted sponsorship from the John Player Special Brand and had immediate success winning both the Constructor’s Championship 3 times in the 1970’s as well as the Driver’s Championship in 1972.

Rolex Datejust 41 Gold Dial Stainless Steel Case Replica Watches

Rolex Datejust 41 Gold Dial Stainless Steel Case Replica Watches

In 2016, Rolex released the new reference 126333 Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 Rolex watches which quietly replaced the outgoing Datejust II that Rolex had been making for a few years. Both models are larger-sized versions of the classic Rolex Datejust that for most of its life came in a 36mm-wide case. The Rolex Datejust is one of the world’s most popular luxury timepieces and has been around since Rolex originally released the Datejust back in 1945.

I’ve been wearing the Rolex 126333 Datejust 41 quite regularly for the last few months as part of my normal timepiece rotation. This is one of those watches that I also happened to add to my own collection. It was not until I was able to wear the watch for a while that I was able to truly develop a relationship with the Rolex Datejust in a way that so many owners have done over the collection’s long lifespan. One of the major questions that I was trying to answer as part of my review is “what category does this watch fit into?” I’ll get to why that question is important later on.

When Rolex originally released the Datejust, the name of the watch made a lot more sense. Quite literally, the main technical attraction to the watch was the fact that it had a movement that was able to automatically change the date at midnight, which was a novel piece of functionality at the time. Since then, the humble “date complication” has gone on to become the most popular function on wristwatches right after displaying the current time.

Gold dial replica Rolex watches.

As a company, Rolex copy watches rarely releases brand-new model families. Instead, part of the “Rolex Way” – a clever marketing term for a very real culture at the company – is to maintain strong pillars of production collections and improve and expand upon them as they feel might best serve the market. Thus, the majority of Rolex’s stable of watch lines (Submariner, Explorer, GMT-Master, Daytona, Day-Date, Datejust, et cetera) have been around for decades. What this means is that while there is “one Datejust,” in reality there are dozens and dozens of variants from previous years, as well as those currently available.

The Rolex Datejust is the most popular among all the brand’s collections, and that includes Datejust watches made for both men and women. Especially including women’s models, there is an incredible variety of styles, sizes, material and dial choices, and more. As an enthusiast, it can be extremely challenging to navigate currently available and formerly available Rolex Datejust models, perhaps even more so than most other watches the storied high-end Swiss watch maker produces. It is here where we should add that some of the now discontinued Rolex Datejust II models may still be around in stores for some time.

Rolex datejust copy watches.

What makes tracking Rolex Datejust copy watches models even more complicated is the variety of dial, bezel, and bracelet options. Even though Rolex debuted the Datejust 41 in exclusively a two-tone (“Rolesor,” as they call it) variation as opposed to just steel, you can opt for either steel and yellow gold or steel and Everose gold, choose between two bracelet options (Jubilee or Oyster), and between a total of ten dial options between the two gold variants, and last but not least, pick a polished “flat” bezel or a fluted bezel as seen here. All I can say is that if you are interested in a Rolex Datejust 41, make sure to do your homework and decide which particular variant is right for you.