1958 Rolex Day Date Ref. 6611B (Rare Bracelet, Box, Wallet & Papers)
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
A rare reference - The reference 6611 is among the first hand full of references for Day Dates and is to be considered as one of the rarest. This 6611B is a Day Date from the very early years, when the case had more rounder edges and a thicker case back like the Ovettone cases showed. The bezel was a very finely fluted, also called Millerighe type bezel. It was early stage and we believe Rolex was fine tuning the specs to launch their later references. This very watch dates back to 1958 and is in incredibly well preserved condition. The case is fat and retains straight and even lugs with clearly visible numbers. The champagne dial is in very good condition and shows some aging in form of specking. This specking is probably due to Radium dust which deteriorated and crumbled over time, some of the luminous dots are missing, others are present and fully intact. The Geiger shows a reaction when held to the watch, confirming original Radium luminous. The Leaf hands are original and in good condition. One of the special features of this watch is the bracelet. This 6611B is fitted with a woven style Mesh bracelet with fine texture, similar to the one on the Great Gatsby 6511 sold at the Glamorous Day Date auction at Phillips a few years ago. Given its fine finishing it looks very delicate however it is pretty robust and will make a great appearance on the wrist. The bracelet is in excellent and seemingly unshortened condition and bears a Swiss Big Logo clasp which is in great shape and bears all the hallmarks. Last but not least this watch comes with its original Box, beautifully decorated wallet and original Bulletin.
|Case||Very good and strong case that is showing only light wear from age. The lugs are well defined, remain in original shape.The finely fluted bezel is in great condition and does not show much wear from age. Numbers between are crisp and fully intact.|
|Bracelet / Strap||Original and uber rare 18K woven style bracelet with fine texture. Swiss Big Logo clasp. The bracelet is very long and seems to have never been shortened, is in excellent condition.|
|Dial||Very good champagne Swiss dial with baton indexes that shows light wear from age, the surface is finely spotted, probably from radium dust. Some of the Radium dots have deteriorated and crumbled off which is very common for a 60 year old watch. A few of them remain fully present. The Leaf hands are original and in very good condition. The luminous causes a reaction under the Geiger indicating that the original Radium is still present.|
|Box||Original Box & Rare Wallet
Arguably one of the most iconic watches ever made, the Day-Date aka the Rolex President was introduced in 1956 and was the first to feature both the day and date in dedicated windows on the dial.
The Day-Date is the top model in the Rolex line-up and comes in an array of configurations with rare and special dials and case decorations. It has only ever been made in precious metals with Automatic movements and historically with an elegant diameter of 36mm - the perfect size for an iconic dress watch.