The Rolex „Paul Newman“ has been named by collectors after the famous actor who has been wearing one for many years. The present example is nicknamed the „Panda“ as it has an off-white matte dial with black subsidiary dials and outer chapter ring.
The dial amongst collectors is referenced as a „Mark III“, based on the configuration and print of the text. Fitted with an acrylic bezel, the reference is also recognized by its screw-down pushers, which were introduced after the earlier pump pushers.
Additionally, a recognizable trait of reference 6263 would be the subsidiary dials. The art-deco style of the font used and the hash marks with small squares found on the subsidiary dial are the characteristics found in „Paul Newman” style dials.