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The present timepiece is a rare example of the Reference 1804 in platinum with Eastern Arabic numerals, day and date. The presence of the Arabic calendar disc and numerals would have given this watch an exotic vibe in the 1960s. Introduced to the market at the Basel Fair in 1956, the Day-Date has been one of Rolex's flagship models and enjoys continuous popularity. A symbol of luxury and prestige, the model was particularly appreciated by Middle Eastern clientele, often presented by the rulers as gifts or token of esteem.
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OVERALL CONDITION: This timepiece is in excellent overall condition. This watch has not been worn since it appeared a public auction in 2015.
CASE: The case remains retains it good proportion with signs of wear. The caseback shows surface scratches, the two platinum hallmarks under the lugs are crisp and deep. The platinum inside caseback is stamped 1804. The platinum Rolex deployant clasp is marked 3 60.
DIAL: The original dial is nice, clean and has developed a warn patina. The hour markers are oxidised, some darker than others. The luminous plots are partially gone but still reacting to UV light.
MOVEMENT: The movement is ticking at the time of cataloguing and all functions are working, however, a service is recommended. The day and date advances when the hands are turned past midnight. The day and date are in the Arabic language.
BRACELET: The platinum Rolex bracelet and clasp have surface scratches. Overall length approx. 160 mm. (6.2 inches)
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