Rolex Day-Date, ref. 1806

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Year of issue: 1968

Reference number: 1806

Serial number: 1,80X,XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Condition. Condition. Condition. This 1806, already a rare reference, is a step above the rest with it's stunning condition. As you can see in the photos, the tarnish buildup is evidence this watch has yet to meet a polishing wheel. This original textured finish is often referred to as "Moire" or "Florentine" and is another very cool and rare feature. This is a stunning watch for any collector with a fixation on original condition rare Rolex pieces. Brand: Rolex Model: Day-Date, ref. 1806 Circa: 1968 Serial: 1,80X,XXX Dial: Grey Case Size: 36mm Case Thickness: 12.5mm Bracelet Size: 7.25 inches Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold Case Material: Yellow Gold Bezel Material: Yellow Gold Movement: Automatic Functions: Time, Day, Date


Justin Gruenberg


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.