Lot 223 at Christie’s Rolex Afternoon sale, a ref. 6263 Paul Newman Daytona with the mythical RCO or “Oyster Sotto” dial has just gone unsold. Sale estimate on the lot was listed at CHF 450,000 – CHF 650,000. Failing to find a buyer willing to meet the lower estimate, the watch was withheld.
The 6263 RCO has been the subject of much discussion (and dispute) among Rolex scholars in recent years, especially after an example of the watch was sold by Phillips Watches at a record CHF1,985,000 at their START-STOP-RESET thematic auction last year.
Learn about the RCO dial and other controversial incarnations of the Paul Newman in our extensive article on the subject matter, written by Wei Koh.