Christie's Important Watches, Fine Art Auction Lot 498 on 10 November 2014 caused slack jawed disbelief in many watch collectors. They were auctioning a three-colored, black-dialed ROC Paul Newman reference. 6263 chronograph. Wasn't it a Mayer/Texas dial Daytona? Christie's says it was not. In fact, it was "The Black Ghost ROC Paul Newman", as they described it. Christie's claims that the dial was originally a reference. Paul Newman 6262 black three-color pump-pusher dial, intended for a model with a push-button. Christie claims that Singer, zenith replica dial maker, altered the dial in some way. They removed all the indices. Then, apply a second layer of black paint to cover the words "Rolex", "Cosmograph", and the semicircular "Daytona", at 12 o’clock.replica watches The words "zenith replica Oyster Cosmograph", at 12 o’clock, were then reprinted.
How did Christie's explain the incorrect ordering of the words in relation to every black-dial screwpusher Paul Newman Daytona known to exist? Christie's claims that Singer made a mistake. Ben Clymer, of Hodinkee, said that it would be easy for this to be dismissed if the rest was not so accurate in every aspect. "The little things that make Paul Newman special are all present."
Christie's reportedly also presented the dials to "the top four zenith replica expert" in the world, and they all agreed the dials were authentic. Christie's didn't make it clear whether or not the dial was an authentic Paul Newman three color dial for a pump pusher chronograph, as it appears to be, or if Singer authentically modified it at Rolex’s request, which is what is really in question.
It is fascinating to consider that, if the original purpose of all black RCO Paul Newman Dials was to be used for pump-pusher Chronographs, Rolex/Singer then added the word "Oyster",panerai replica then why would Rolex/Singer not have done the exact same thing with this dial? This would have been much easier than removing its indices and repainting it, before printing new text. If you have ever visited a dial factory before, then you know that this is the most expensive method of refinishing a dial.