ROLEX DAY-DATE 1811
Let’s start by mentioning how many reference 1811 Day-Date watches are available on Chrono 24 at the time of writing this piece – Its three to be precise, two fitted with leather straps and one fitted with a president bracelet with a Bark finish. Now, the reference 1811 distinguishes itself from any other Day-Date out there by its finish on the bezel and on the center links of the president bracelet. This finish is called Morellis or Moire, and is not the same as the so-called Bark finish, it might look the same at a glance, but its totaly different once inspected up close! Also, the Bark finished Day-Dates are always and only a reference 1807 (when dealing with four digit Day-Date watches) and the Moire/Morellis finish is exclusively used on the 1811 Day-Dates!
So, we’re dealing with a super rare 1811 Day-Date here! She’s in an amazing condition, near mint I might add! This beauty didn’t see much wrist time and when it was on the wrist, the previous owner took excellent care of it. The 43 year old president bracelet is without stretch and looks immaculate! The folding clasp even has a hard time opening itself! The case is nice and thick with the original finish still present on the lugs. The georgous and original Pie-Pan dial is set with ten diamonds in total – eight round ones and two baquette cut diamonds on the six and nine position. The dial is without any flaws! even the tritium dots have perfect patina and are all acounted for! The hands are super clean and do not show any scratches – The Day and Date disc are the color beige which matches nicely with the black text and the gold dial.
I think its pretty clear that this is not your everage everyday Day-Date, this is truly a unique and very rare Day-Date watch and one that you won’t encounter everyday. Hell it’s probably easier buying a Paul Newman Daytona these days than finding a perfect 1811 like this 😉 The style of this 1811 Day-Date is not for the faint hearted or shy, its a watch that wants to be seen, a watch for true Day-Date connaisseurs and Day-Date collectors!
Don’t hesitate too long – stunning Day-Dates like this move fast.
The movement of this Beautiful Day-Date is fully serviced by our watchmakers. We did not polish the case and bracelet due to their excellent and original condition. This like new 1811 will be delivered with a twelve month warranty.
year of production: 1975
case diameter: 36mm
box and papers: no