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Rolex Day-Date Ref. 18206 - Platinum

Sale price$23,500.00 USD

When the Day-Date was released in 1956, it was the only complicated Rolex for sale. Hard to believe, but after numerous References and attempts to capture the market with more complicated timepieces, it seemed like buyers were not particularly fond of Rolex’s previous attempts at complicated wristwatches. All of that changed when President Dwight D. Eisenhower was spotted wearing one Rolex in particular: a Day-Date. The model has since become known worldwide as ‘The President’ and as a symbol of success and prestige.

The Day-Date was available for many years on a leather strap with a matching gold buckle, but also on a solid gold bracelet (called a 'President' bracelet), like the example that we have here.

However, this Day-Date is not crafted out of what looks like white gold... This example, a Reference 18206, is fashioned out of platinum. Produced in very small numbers relative to its gold siblings, these are as stealthy as they are heavy.

The example that we have here from circa 1991 remains in seemingly unpolished condition, showing normal signs of wear for its age with a notable impression on the left case profile. The platinum bracelet shows matching wear and also bears a significant impression on the second link from the 12 o'clock side. The case itself houses what was once a crisp silver sunburst dial — now exhibiting a lovely, light patina throughout with fully-intact Tritium plots and a matching handset. Lastly, it features a very-handy 'double-quickset' function.

This neo-vintage execution on a classic model takes 'if you know, you know' to a whole new level.

Platinum 1991 Automatic Dress

"As collectors themselves, Oliver and Clarke are on a mission to make buying vintage watches as painless as possible."

"The company focuses on good prices for its pieces, elite customer service and full transparency."

"The appointment-only space is inviting, with comfortable seating areas and exposed brick walls."

From Rolex & Patek Philippe, to Cartier & Audemars Piguet. As collectors first, we love the small details that separate the Submariner from Daytona and Calatrava from Royal Oak. This is why you'll find our curated assortment spans decades of generations of models and brands. We believe that watches don't just tell time, they tell history - and life is too short to wear a boring watch.

Oliver & Clarke

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