Rolex Day-Date 1807 ‘Khanjar Crest Dial, Bark Finish’


Bark finish refers to a decorative, engraving technique that is applied to the surface of gold. It mirrors the texture of bark from a tree and was very popular during the ’70s and ’80s. The reference 1807 has a bark finish on the bezel and centrelinks of the bracelet. The Day-Date we have on offer is slightly more special because it not only has the bark finish but also a crest dial. Crest dials were primarily made for the Arab market from the ’50s to the ’80s and are dials with military insignas on it.  

This 1807 has a dial with the crest of Khanjar above the 6-hour position. The Khanjar crest dials were comissioned by Sultan Qaboos Bin Said al Said of Oman and he gave them as gifts to government officials and friends. The watch is also described in Pucci Papaleo’s amazing Day-Date reference work as the ‘Royal White’ (page 270). This watch has an 18k yellow-gold bezel, case and President bracelet with folding clasp. The watch dates back to 1973 and runs on the calibre 1556. The 1800-series still have plexi crystal and the pie pan dial. This one has a silver dial with – a very cool detail in our opinion – an Arabic minute track! This watch has, as is often the case with specially issued watches, the serial number engraved on the inside of the caseback. Furthermore, it has the RWC (Rolex Watch Company) stamp on the movement, which is a hallmark that indicates that the watch has been exported to the United Kingdom.

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