Circa: 1982
Movement: Automatic
Dial: Ferrite, day, date
Case: 18k gold, fluted bezel, 36mm diam.
Bracelet/Clasp: Rolex President bracelet, overall approximate length 8 inches
Accompanied By: International Guarantee stamped by Swedish retailer Lars Carlsson and dated 30 June 1984, Rolex International Service Guarantee dated 5 July 2019, service invoice, sale tags, product literature, original winding crown, leather card holder, presentation box and outer packaging
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A true icon within the world of vintage watch collecting, the birth of the Day-Date can be traced back to 1956; it quickly became one of the most celebrated models of the Geneva manufacture. Created in multiple variants, the Day-Date exemplifies the creativity of the firm and showcases their aim to follow the evolving tastes of their customers as well as requirements of some of their most demanding clients.

With very elegant and rare variants crafted by the manufacture, the wristwatch offered here for sale perfectly illustrates the philosophy behind the model. It is fitted with an attractive ferrite dial, a highly unusual material which is a reflective ceramic alloy giving superb appearance to the timepiece. An unusual sighting at auction, the watch is furthermore perfectly preserved and offered with its guarantee and accessories.

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