1971 Rolex Day-Date 18K YG "Bark" (Ref. 1807) Champagne "Minute Track" Dial W/ Double Papers & 18K YG Mesh Bracelet
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 was rumored President Dwight Eisenhower wore one, but Eisenhower actually wore a Rolex 18K yellow gold Oyster-Perpetual Datejust which Rolex gifted to him in 1953. However, the nickname "President" is quite fitting for the Day-Date as Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Ford, Reagan, Nixon, and Roosevelt, all wore the Rolex Day-Date. Apart from its executive affiliation, the Day-Date is a symbol of status and luxury, only produced in highly refined precious metals including 18K yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, and also platinum, featuring both the day and date complications within the movement.
Featured is a gorgeous 1971 Rolex Day-Date ref. 1807 that is supplied on a custom 18K yellow gold mesh bracelet that coordinates perfectly with the bark finish bezel. This combination retains the regal excellence we expect from the Rolex Day-Date but with a distinctly unique aesthetic that is sure to set it apart. This example is also accompanied by its original Rolex Guarantee and Japan Rolex service document.
|Material||18K Yellow Gold "Bark"|
|Bracelet||Custom 18K YG Mesh Bracelet|
The strong 18K yellow gold case is in wonderful overall condition, showing thick lugs that are symmetrical in presence and display gentle signs of use throughout. The original 18K yellow gold "bark" finish bezel is in very crisp condition with no major signs of use present. The custom 18K yellow gold mesh bracelet shows minimal stretch with the only notable element of age being a separation in the links located next to the top right lug. The bracelet will fit between a 7 1/4-inch and a 7 3/4-inch wrist.
The original non-luminous champagne "pie-pan" minute track dial features an excellent vintage patina and is in excellent overall condition. The dial exhibits no real damage with the only elements of age being the tonal spotted patina throughout the dial. The original solid yellow gold hands are in excellent condition as well. The metallic gold date wheel is original with "open" 6's and 9's.
The watch comes with its original Rolex guarantee paper and Rolex Japan service document. The watch is keeping time, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.