1972 Rolex Day Date Eastern Arabic Dial Ref. 1806
The King - Vintage Day Dates with Eastern Arabic dials have a very unique character. They reflect wealth and prosperity in the old days and makes you ask who owned the watch. Believe it or not, we are still asking this to ourselves. Looking at the configuration of the watch we assume it was made as special order for a Royal or a very very important person. It is safe to say that Vintage Day Dates with Arabic Hindi numerals on the dial are rare by numbers, not just by demand. The way the numerals are designed, how the calendar is indicated in Arabic language, its like a watch from One Thousand and One Nights, its magical. Further the condition of this very watch is stunning. Engraved cases are very sensitive to scratches, dents or other damages because they cannot be re-engraved by Rolex today, hence we are very fortunate to offer this watch in an incredibly unmolested condition. No compromises on this watch, everything is good on this watch, rarity and condition are on point. This factory Rolex Day Date ref.1806 in its uber rare configuration seems to be the ultimate example of a Middle Eastern watch.
|Case||Excellent and very rare 18K gold case with 'Florentine' finishing. and bezel remain thick and crisp with no major aging on the finishing unlike most of the engraved cases. Reference and Serial numbers between the straight and even lugs are crisp and fully intact|
|Bracelet / Strap||Uber rare Brick mesh bracelet with matching 'Florentine' finishing. The bracelet is free of any cracks or nicks and in very good condition. Further it seems the bracelet has not been re-sized and comes in full length|
|Dial||Very rare Champagne dial with Eastern Arabic numerals and arabic calendar discs. The lume on dial and hands are original and fully intact, they glow when exposed to UV and fall rapidly, fully correct . No crumbling or chipping.|
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.