ROLEX 6611 B DAY DATE PRESIDENT 18K ORIGINAL PAPERS

ROLEX 6611 B DAY DATE PRESIDENT 18K ORIGINAL PAPERS
Details
Stock # SKU20306
Stock # 20306
Model Name Day Date
Brand Rolex
Model Ref # 6611 B
Condition Mint+
Gender Mens
Movement Automatic
Case 18K Yellow Gold
Case Shape Round
Case Size 36mm
Crystal
Band / Strap Strap
Dial Black
Caseback Solid
Complications Day & Date
Year 1958
Additional Information
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818-707-7007
Description

Rolex introduced the reference 6511 Day Date in 1956, which was replaced within one year by this reference 6611. The 6611 has several important and interesting characteristics: first, its movement made great improvements over its predecessor by changing how the day display advanced. Whereas the 6511 would store up energy for only a few minutes before midnight, the effect of which was that timekeeping for half an hour or so prior to the day change over was very poor. The movement in the 6611s stored up energy for the day advancement continuously, resulting in less rate disruption and better timekeeping. Further, its movement had a free-sprung balance with microstella fine adjustment and the 6611 is the first Rolex with “SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED” on its dial.

Condition wise, this watch is mint/mint+. Original solid 18k gold case has the 6611’s distinctive fluted bezel, which has a different pattern from the more familiar fluted bezels used on the later Datejusts and reference 1803 Day Dates. Screw down crown is working perfectly. Plastic crystal. Screw down case back. This case still has the bubble look to it, versus the later and sleeker 1803 cases. Dimensions are 35.5mm diameter by 12mm thick.

Rare, rare black pie-pan dial with applied golden hour markers and golden original Alpha hands. Being a Day Date, the entire day is displayed at 12 o’clock. Dial is untouched and mint.

Original automatic winding Rolex Caliber 1555 with 26 jewels and adjusted to five positions and temperature. Movement is a C.O.S.C. Certified Chronometer and is in immaculate condition and running strong.

Strap is new Patek Philippe brown crocodile with gold plated Rolex buckle.

It is remarkable to find one of these watches with original papers to say the least!

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