1959 Rolex Day-Date (Ref. 6611B) 18k YG "Champagne Dial"
The Rolex Day-Date is one of the most iconic and beautiful watches in the Rolex catalog. The Rolex Day-Date earned the nickname "President" after it had been rumored that President Dwight Eisenhower began wearing one. In reality, Eisenhower wore a Rolex 18K yellow gold Oyster Perpetual Datejust which Rolex gifted to him in 1950. However the nickname President stuck and is quite fitting for the Day-Date as Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Ford, Reagan, Nixon and Roosevelt, all wore the Rolex Day-Date model. It has always been a symbol of status and luxury as the Rolex Day-Date is only made in precious metals most commonly 18k yellow gold and possesses both the day and date complications within the movement.
Produced for only 2 years, the Rolex ref. 6611B is the second iteration of the Rolex Day-Date, only in production from 1957-1959. The Day-Date was introduced to the world in 1956 as Rolex's flagship model with the reference 6511. The 6511 was then quickly replaced a year later by the 6611B with its improved cal. 1055 movement.
This ref. 6611B from 1959 is a superb early Day-Date example. Boasting an impressive case with an excellent coin edge bezel in exceptional condition. The ref. 6611B is an executive timepiece that offers true uniqueness, perfect for the collector in need of something a little different.
|Material||18K Yellow Gold|
|Bracelet||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The 18k yellow gold case has been lightly polished in the past and retains full lugs that are symmetrical in presence. The case shows light signs of use. The original coin edge bezel is in excellent condition, showing minimal polishing. The case hallmarks and reference/serial markings between the lugs remain visible and in good condition. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The non-luminous champagne dial with dagger markers is in beautiful vintage condition, showing appropriate signs of age throughout that add the vintage charm of the watch. The original radium lume yellow gold alpha hands are in excellent condition, under U.V. light inspection the hour hand is missing its lume, the minute hand shows minor degradation and remains stable. The gold date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.
None. The watch is functioning properly, previous service history is unknown.