Rolex Day-Date 6611B

This is an exceptionally early (1957) and unique example of the Rolex Day-Date. The watch was sold in Rome and we can only imagine what kind of stylish Italian gentleman walked in the Rolex boutique in the fifties and requested this gorgeous wristwatch. The rare bracelet and English day disc give the impression that it belonged to a wealthy, international businessman.

This Day-Date possibly represents a unique configuration with never seen before, matching gold bracelet. The bracelet has an interesting construction with delicate decoration and fold-over clasp, signed Rolex and stamped fourth quarter of 1957. The galvanized black glossy dial features gilt printing and chunky 18K applied baton markers. On the edge of the pie-pan dial we find beautifully discolored radium plots, matching the inlay of the alpha hands.

The previous owner certainly did enjoy this watch but it remains in excellent and most importantly, original condition. Trying to find a Day-Date that tops this one is next to impossible. Since its a president’s watch from the 1950s, we like to call it “The Eisenhower”.

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