Circa 1959 Rolex Day-Date Ref. 6611B with Italian Day Wheel

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Year of issue: 1959

Reference number: 6611B

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This would have been among the first examples of a Rolex Day-Date and it has been preserved in incredible and all original mint condition. Even the bracelet is special, with a “big logo” clasp, stamped “59” inside. This yellow gold timepiece has an Italian day wheel, further distinguishing it from its counterparts. 36mm. Stock 36280


Joshua Bonifas


In 1956, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date made its debut. Available only in 18 ct gold or platinum, it was the first wristwatch to display the date and day of the week spelt out in full in a window on the dial. With the President bracelet, originally created specially for it, the Day-Date continues to be the watch par excellence of influential people.


Rolex watches have long been associated with those who have, over time, guided the destiny of the world. No matter their vision, their domain of excellence, or their achievements, the one thing these exceptional men and women have in common is often their watch: the Day-Date.