1972 Rolex Day Date Eastern Arabic Dial Ref. 1806 – Price on request

Year of issue: 1972
Reference number: 1806
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ On request


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.  

SKU 1.1.708
Brand Rolex
Model Day Date
Ref. No. 1806
Serial No. 2971XXX
Year 1972
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Excellent and very rare 18K gold case with 'Florentine' finishing. Case 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.
Price On request
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Automatic
Functions Day Date
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers No


Tariq Malik


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.