Rolex “The Arabic Day Date ref 1806”

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Year of issue:

Reference number: 1806

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Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Monaco

Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

Outstanding glittering yellow gold Rolex Day-Date ref 1806. Exceptionally rare monochrome yellow dial showcasing gold relief applied Arabic script numerals, and Arabic date and day wheel. The case, the bezel and the wonderful bracelet are decorated with a linen-textured pattern. This 1806 was retailed in Oman in 1972 with serial number 2.971xxx. A very similar example is published on Pucci Papaleo Day-date “The Presidential Rolex”.


Corrado Mattarelli


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.