A legendary timepiece with an unrivaled history, the Rolex Day-Date has earned its place as "The Ultimate Watch of Prestige" from its decades on the wrists of the world's most influential people. Released in 1956, the Day-Date quickly became synonymous with luxury, prestige, and exclusivity thanks to being the watch of choice for the world's athletes, visionaries, and world leaders alike. Only ever constructed of precious metals, the Day-Date's aesthetic is that of sheer elegance and grace. Aside from the beautiful array of dial options that have been available over the decades, the Day-Date's most iconic piece of design is its three-piece "Presidential" or "President" bracelet. Forming the bedrock of its construction, the Presidential bracelet has become synonymous with Rolex's flagship collection and their desire to create the very best and most iconic watches that the world has ever seen. With its timeless style and inescapable impact on horology, the Day-Date stands as a vivid reminder of just how successful they have been in realizing that very mission.
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Est. value range
$12,000 – $18,000
The overall condition is excellent. The 'Havana' brown dial is in mint shape and has no obvious marks or blemishes. Bezel and case have light hairline scratches. Caseback still retains the original Japanese import sticker. All hallmarks are clearly visible with no signs of loss. Bracelet has some heavier abrasions throughout, however this can easily be remedied by a competent watch polisher. With 11 full links and 3 half links, there is very little stretch to the band, giving it a total length of 6.75 inches.
There are countless versions of the Day-Date available today, but this is easily one of my favorite modern ones. The domed bezel and oyster band, along with the dark contrasting brown dial, lends to a rather sporty and unique appearance that is seldom seen.