ROLEX DAY-DATE REF. 118206 PLATINUM
Fine platinum self-winding wristwatch, « ice blue » dial with day and date display. Screwed-down crown and case back. Applied stick indexes and painted Roman numerals. Central second hand. Self-winding movement, certified chronometer. With its original box.
- Technical datas
At the origin of the worldwide success of the brand, there is a Bavarian man, Hans Wilsdorf. In 1905, he founded his company in London, specialized in the distribution of watch parts. Three years later, he invented the name Rolex, which seems to be the contraction of « horlogerie exquise » (exquisite watchmaking) and is also pronounceable in all languages. Convinced of the pocket watch disappearance, M Wilsdorf obtained the first Swiss chronometry certificate attributed to a wristwatch in 1910. His models are precise, but Wilsdorf also wanted them to be robust and impermeable to any outside intrusion.
In 1956, he designed the first watch to display the day in full letter in a window at noon. The very popular Day-Date was born. The watch is thought by Wilsdorf to be a high level Oyster Perpetual.
The model presented here is a magnificent Day-Date with modern design, the reference 118206 from 2005. Platinum round case of 36 mm diameter. Beautiful “ice blue” dial with day displayed at noon and date at 3, applied stick indexes. Self-winding mechanical movement, certified chronometer.
This superb manufacture is worthy of the most beautiful watches. It is worn by the biggest celebrities and is a real success, a unique and timeless precursor model. It will be perfect for everyday use and can join your collection of admirable watches. It is sold with its original box.