Rolex - 1806 DD

Day-Date 1806

Brand: Rolex
Family: Day-Date 36
Reference: 1806 DD
Name: Day-Date 1806
Produced: 1963/1 - 1963
Limited: No

Case

Material: Yellow gold
Glass: Plexi
Back: Closed
Shape: Round
Diameter: 36.00 mm
Lug Width: 20.00 mm
W/R: 50.00 m

Dial

Nickname: Doorstop
Color: Gold
Indexes: Stick / Dot
Hands: Stick

Description

The Rolex Day-Date of the 1800-generation was available in a wide number of configurations. One of the more unusual options was the 1806, which featured a case with an engraved linen-like patern throughout. The example pictured here was manufactured around 1963 and features a period-correct 'Swiss-only' 'Doorstop' dial. Furthermore it is fitted with the matching brick bracelet - a rather rare sight. It was part of a 2013 Christie's sale.

Movement

Rolex caliber 1556 Fourth generation of Rolex Day-Date movements. Beat increased to 19800 bph. Introduced around 1965. Hacking feature added in 1972.

Type:Automatic
Brand:Rolex
Caliber:1556
Display:Analog
Diameter:28.50 mm
Jewels:26
Frequency:19800 bph
Time:Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Date:Date, Day
Additionals:Chronometer

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