Rolex Day-Date 18206

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So, you’re in the market for a special Day-Date? Is a platinum one with a domed bezel, Chinese discs, and oversized diamond dial exotic enough for ya?Imagine picking up this watch. While you feel the cool metal against your skin, you immediately notice a difference compared to other Day-Dates you’ve handled. This one feels heftier, sturdier even. Yeah, that’s why we love platinum so much, it’s over a third heavier than gold. Then, you bring the watch closer for a visual inspection of the lovely blue dial and your attention is caught by the Hanzi, the Chinese characters, on the day and date discs. As your eyes shift back to the dial, you think to yourself: “wow, awesome diamond markers.” “Wait a minute, they seem bigger than I’m used to...” Very observant! The diamond markers on platinum Day-Dates are indeed larger to distinguish them from the more common white-gold variants.This beautiful reference 18206 dates back to 1993 and comes in the classic Day-Date packaging: the iconic 36 mm Oyster case, on this particular reference with the uncommon domed bezel, and the President bracelet with concealed clasp. The watch is in amazing condition with razor sharp lines, clearly visible platinum hallmarks under the lugs and inside the clasp, as well as a super tight bracelet.

Introduction

Rolex Day-DateIn 1956, Rolex introduced one the most iconic watches ever made: the Day-Date. The Day-Date was the first waterproof self-winding chronometer certified wristwatch with a day and date function. And to top it off, it was only available in gold or platinum! Rolex also designed a new three-link bracelet, known as the ‘President,’ to pair with this special watch. With exception of the most modern executions, the Day-Date comes exclusively in a 36mm case.Reference 182xxThe 182xxx series Day-Dates were introduced in 1989 and shepherded the line in the modern-era. While the previous 18xxx series Day-Date from 1978 had already introduced a single quickset function for the quick adjustment of the date as well as a sturdy sapphire crystal, the 182xx series saw the unveiling of the new caliber 3155 movement with a double quickset function. This new movement finally allowed all the functions of the watch (time, date, and day) to be adjusted quickly and conveniently through different positions of the crown.

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