ROLEX | DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 6611B, A WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1958 | 勞力士 | "Day-Date 型號6611B 白金鑲鑽石鏈帶腕錶，備日期及星期顯示，錶殼編號401552，約1958年製"
DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 6611B
A WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1958
Caliber: cal. 1055 automatic, 25 jewels
Case: 18k white gold, screw down case back
Case number: 401'552
Closure: 18k white gold Rolex President bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 36 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 160 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The date and day function is working properly. The dial with deterioration to the lacquer and scratched off area throughout, some loss to the text at 6 o'clock. The case with minor surface wear throughout, visible with the naked eyes, scratches underneath the lugs. The case back with scuff marks. The bracelet with surface wear throughout. An extremely rare Day-Date from the early years of production, this watch is in original condition.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
Launched in 1956, the Day-Date is often seen worn by political leaders, gaining itself the nickname "president's watch". The present reference 6611B is distinguished as one of the rarest Day-Date examples, highlighted by its white gold case and diamond-set indexes. Featuring a reeded bezel and a pie-pan dial, it proudly displays an Italian language calendar for the day of the week, characterizing itself with a mid-century charm.