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Rolex

Day-Date, Ref. 6611B Yellow gold wristwatch with day, date and bracelet Circa 1958

Rolex

Rolex

Day-Date, Ref. 6611B Yellow gold wristwatch with day, date and bracelet Circa 1958

Day-Date, Ref. 6611B Yellow gold wristwatch with day, date and bracelet Circa 1958

Rolex

Day-Date, Ref. 6611B

Yellow gold wristwatch with day, date and bracelet

Circa 1958


Dial: blue 'Tropical rail dial'

Calibre: cal. 1055 automatic, 25 jewels

Movement number: N'698'916

Case: 18k yellow gold, screw-down back 

Case number: 328’779

Closure: 18k yellow gold Rolex President bracelet and folding clasp

Dimensions: 35mm, bracelet circumference approx. 185 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: no

Accessories: none

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing and the day and date are advancing.


CASE: in good condition with a warm patina throughout and good proportions. It presents some scratches


DIAL: in good condition, developing a nice tropical patina


Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

In 1956 Rolex launched the Day-Date, which was quickly seen adorning the wrists of political leaders and consequently started to be referred to as ‘the president’s watch’. The present lot, reference 6611B, dates to circa 1958 and features an uncommon service rail dial with white text which has started to develop an interesting tropical patina and overall is in magnificent condition.