First Model Rolex Day-Date ref. 6611B with Gay Freres Bracelet

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1959

Reference number: 6611B

Serial number: 231xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: On request

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A glamorous vintage treasure rendered in 18 karat yellow gold, the reference #6611B was the first Day-Date model introduced and hallmarks the beginning of a legacy that continues to be celebrated today. This example is noted for its original “Swiss Only” dial and stylized “dauphine” hands, however the most exciting feature is the bracelet. Gay Freres made bracelets for multiple esteemed brands, most notably for Rolex and Patek (you will frequently find such bracelets on the PP ref. #2526). This impeccably-preserved bracelet is stamped “57” and tremendously augments the appeal of this handsome classic, elevating the aesthetic and making this a unique discovery. 36mm. Stock 43199


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.