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Rolex 228206 Day-Date Platinum All Diamond Presidential Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Rolex Case Material: Platinum Case Diameter: 40mm Crystal: Sapphire Crystal Bezel: Platinum with Diamonds Dial: All Diamond dial with blue hands and blue Roman numerals. Date ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Rolex Day-Date Masterpiece Special Edition Platinum Diamond Mens Watch 18946
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Day-Date Masterpiece Special Edition Platinum Diamond Mens Watch 18946. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Platinum oyster case 39.0 mm in diameter. Rolex ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Rolex President Day-Date Platinum Ice Blue Dial Diamond Watch 118346 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex President Day-Date Platinum Ice Blue Dial Diamond Watch 118346 Box Papers. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Platinum oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Rolex Masterpiece Platinum Day Date Diamond Bezel Meteorit Dial Mens Watch 18946
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Minor rusty sign on Dial as visible in pictures. Original Box and Papers are not included comes with a Chronostore presentation box and authenticity card. Details: Brand Rolex Color...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex 118346 Day Date 36 Platinum Ice Blue Diamond Dial & Bezel President Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company - Rolex Model - 118346 Day Date President Case Metal - Platinum Case Measurement - 36mm Bracelet - Stainless Steel - Fits Wrist Size - 6 1/2 Dial - Factory Ice Blue Diamond D...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Platinum Day-Date Wristwatch Ref 118206 circa 2005
By Rolex
Located in Paris, FR
Rolex platinum Day-Date self-winding wristwatch with silvered dial, circa 2005.
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Platinum

ROLEX A Platinum and Diamond Day-Date 'President' Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex, A Platinum and Diamond Automatic Wristwatch, with day, date, center seconds and bracelet, signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, day-date, case no. P272172, REF. 118206, Cal. 3155 ni...
Rolex Day-Date President 18346 Platinum Diamond Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Day-Date President 18346 Platinum Diamond Men's Watch. 36mm platinum case with platinum diamond bezel. Grey diamond dial with platinum hands and diamond hour markers. Minute ma...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex Day Date 'A Serial' Platinum Diamond Dial Automatic Men's Watch 18206
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Brand: Rolex Band Color: Silver Gender: Men's Case Size: 36-39.5mm MPN: Does Not Apply Lug Width: 20mm Features: Date Indicator, Diamond Dial, Platinum Bezel, Sapphire Crystal, Sw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Rolex 18946 Day-Date Platinum Masterpiece Tahitian MOP Mens Automatic Watch 39mm
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex 18946 Day-Date Platinum Masterpiece Tahitian MOP Mens Automatic Watch 39mm
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Early 2000s Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Rolex Day-Date 18206 Platinum Original Diamonds Silver Dial Auto Watch, 1993
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Day-Date Reference #:18206. Rolex Day -Date President in platinum with genuine diamond lugs & genuine rhodium Myriad diamond dial with luxury custom diamond bezel. Auto w/ swee...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Pre-Owned Rolex Day-Date Platinum 218206 Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Rolex is the undisputed king of watchmaking with a crown logo to match. Rolex set the standard in immaculate design and precision engineering, which were virtues dear to prolific Ger...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Pre-Owned Rolex Day-Date Platinum 218206 Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Rolex is the undisputed king of watchmaking with a crown logo to match. Rolex set the standard in immaculate design and precision engineering, which were virtues dear to prolific Ger...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Rolex Day-Date Platinum Silver Dial Diamond Set 18046
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A rare 36mm Day-Date in platinum by Rolex with a single-quick movement. Only a few of these were in production before the introduction of the 18346. Featuring a silver dial set with...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Rolex Platinum Day Date Ice Blue Diamond Dial
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex CPO Platinum Day Date Model: Platinum Day Date #M118206 Movement: Automatic Case Size: 36mm Dial: Ice Blue Diamond Circa 2001, box & papers
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Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Platinum

Rolex Day-Date 0 118206 Unisex Platinum Meteorite Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W008333 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Day-Date Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 118206 Age: 2000 Gender: Unisex Complete With: Rolex Box & Guarantee Dial: Meteorite Gla...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 118206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 118206 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with smooth bezel . Rhodium Roman dial . Platinum hidd...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Platinum

1970's Rare Platinum & Diamond Day-Date by Rolex
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
This is a rare ref. 1807 Platinum Day-Date made in the 1970's. It is absolutely beautiful. Whether it is the bright frame of white Diamonds or cold and clean feel of an all Platinum ...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Platinum

Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Wristwatch Ref 118206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President - Model 118206, Day-Date - Men's platinum wristwatch (36mm diameter) with sapphire crystal and smooth bezel. Factory Mother-of-Pearl diamond dial. Platinum hidden cla...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Wristwatch Ref 118206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President - Model 118206, Day-Date - Men's platinum wristwatch (36mm diameter) with sapphire crystal and smooth bezel. Factory Mother-of-Pearl diamond dial. Platinum hidden cla...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Rolex Day-Date II Platinum Black Dial B&P 218206 Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A 2008 41mm Platinum Oyster Perpetual Day-Date II Gents Wristwatch, black dial with applied arabic numbers, day aperture at 12 0'clock, date aperture at 3 0'clock, a fixed platinum s...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Rolex Day-Date President 18346 Platinum Diamond Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Day-Date President 18346 Platinum Diamond Men's Watch. 36mm platinum case with platinum diamond bezel. Silver dial with platinum hands and factory diamond hour markers. Minute ...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Automatic Wristwatch Ref 118206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 118206 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with smooth bezel (36mm diameter). Glacier dial with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Rolex Day-Date President 18346 Platinum Diamond Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Rolex Day-Date President 18346 Platinum Diamond Men's Watch. 36mm platinum case with platinum diamond bezel. Grey diamond dial with platinum hands and diamond hour markers. Mi...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Automatic Wristwatch Ref 18206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 18206 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with smooth bezel (36mm diameter). Factory Silver dia...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 228206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 228206 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with smooth bezel ( 40 mm ) . Ice Blue with dial marke...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 118206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 118206 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with smooth bezel . Meteorite diamon dial. Platinum hi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Platinum Presidential Day-Date Ens Wristwatch Ref 18206
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company: Rolex Model: Day-Date Presidential MPN: 18206 Serial: 'S' Serial Case Material: Platinum Case Diameter: 36 mm Bezel: Fluted 18K White Gold Fixed Bezel Bracelet: Platinum Pre...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Rolex Platinum President Glacier Diamond Dial Day-Date Automatic Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Men's Watch Glacier Diamond Dial 118206 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with smooth domed bezel (36mm diameter). ...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 118206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 118206 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with smooth bezel . Silver dial with diamond hour mark...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 118206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 118206 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with smooth bezel . Glacier blue dial . Platinum hidde...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Automatic Wristwatch 118206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 118206 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with smooth bezel (36mm diameter). Factory Glacier J...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 40 228206 Men Platinum Stickered NOS Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: COM002476 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Day-Date Model Variant: 40 Model Number: 228206 Age: 01-12-2016 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals & Guarantee Dial: ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 228206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 228206 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with smooth bezel ( 40 mm ). Ice Blue with dial marker...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 118206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 118206 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with smooth bezel . Glacier blue dial . Platinum hidde...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 118206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 118206 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with smooth bezel . Rhodium dial. Platinum hidden clas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Platinum Rhodium Dial President Day-Date Wristwatch Ref 118206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President Day-Date Platinum Men's Watch 118206 - Automatic winding. Platinum case with sapphire crystal and smooth bezel (36mm diameter) . Rhodium dial with factory diamond h...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Rolex Platinum Day-Date II President Wristwatch with Blue Wave Dial
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex platinum Day-Date II President wristwatch, 41mm diameter, Ref. 218206, automatic, 31 jewels, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with smooth bezel. Blue wave dial with Arabic numer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Rolex Day-Date Gents Platinum Silver Dial Diamond Set 18046 Automatic
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Rare Platinum Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Gents Wristwatch, silver dial set with 8 applied round brilliant cut diamond hour markers and 2 baguette cut diamond hour markers, day apert...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Rolex Day-Date President Automatic Platinum Ice Blue Arabic Dial 228206
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
Rolex has created some of the most surprising, beautiful, and unusual Day-Dates for the Arab States in the Gulf. The manufacture's custom pieces date back to the 1950s when Rolex fit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

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Platinum

Rolex Platinum Day-Date Arabic Dial Automatic Wristwatch Ref 228206, 2017
By Rolex
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: COM911 Model Number: 228206 Serial Number: Q80***** Condition: 10 - Unworn condition Age: 11th January 2017 Case Diameter: 40 mm Case Size: 40mm Box and Papers: Box, Manuals &a...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Glacier Blue Dial Wristwatch Ref 118206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex President, Model 118206, Day-Date - Men's platinum wristwatch with smooth bezel (36mm diameter). Glacier blue dial with raised stick markers. Platinum hidden clasp President b...
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Late 20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Rolex Rare Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire Day-Date Wristwatch circa 1980s
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Rolex important platinum Day-Date wristwatch with from the 1980s, Ref. 18024, with a super rare combination of details. The most noteworthy and unusual element of the watch is the cr...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Rolex Platinum Masterpiece Pearlmaster Day-Date Special Ed Ref 18946 Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Masterpiece/Pearlmaster Special Edition, Model 18946 - Day-Date - Men's automatic-winding wristwatch. Platinum round style case with diamond bezel (39mm diameter). Rolex meteor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Rolex Platinum Diamond Masterpiece Day-Date Automatic Wristwatch Ref 18946
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Masterpiece Day-Date Men's Platinum and Diamond Watch 18946 - Automatic winding, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with factory diamond bezel (39mm diameter). Black dia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Day-Date 40 Watch 228206-0001
By Rolex
Located in Southampton, PA
The Rolex Day-Date 40, reference number 228206-0001, is a member of the prestigious “Day-Date” collection. The watch boasts a 40 mm platinum case fitted with a smooth platinum bezel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Rolex Platinum Diamond Masterpiece Day-Date Automatic Wristwatch Ref 18946
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Masterpiece Day-Date Men's Platinum and Diamond Watch 18946 - Automatic winding, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with factory diamond bezel (39mm diameter). Silvered ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Platinum Ice Blue Diamond Day-Date 118346 Men’s Wristwatch with Box
By Rolex
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
In 1956, the Rolex Day-Date made its debut. Available only in 18kt gold or platinum, it was the first wristwatch to display the date and day of the week spelled out in full in a wind...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Rolex Platinum Day-Date II President Glacier Blue Dial Wristwatch Ref 218206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Day-Date II President Men's Platinum Watch Glacier Blue Dial with Roman Numerals 218206 Rolex Day-Date II President Men's Platinum Watch Glacier Blue Dial with Roman Numerals ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Rolex Platinum Day-Date II President Wristwatch with Glacier Blue Dial Ref 218206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex platinum Day-Date II President wristwatch with glacier blue dial, Ref. 218206, automatic movement with day and date, 31 jewels, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with smooth beze...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

ROLEX Platinum and Diamond Day-Date Wristwatch Ref 1804 circa 1967
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Elegant and understated, even with the diamonds. This is a Ref. 1804 Rolex Day-Date in superb vintage condition. This reference number is correct for a diamond bezel watch and all of...
Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Havana Dial Automatic Wristwatch Ref 118206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Men's Watch 118206 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with smooth bezel (36mm diameter).Genuine Rolex Hava...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond

Rolex Day-Date Masterpiece Gents Platinum Mother of Pearl Dial Diamond Set 18946
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A 39 mm Platinum Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Masterpiece Gents Wristwatch, white mother of pearl dial set with 8 applied round brilliant cut diamond hour markers and 2 applied baguette...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Rolex Day-Date II 41 Sky Blue Platinum President Bracelet Automatic Watch 218206
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
Day Date II Platinum 218206 Full Set - Full platinum, President bracelet, sky blue sunburst dial with applied roman numeral indexes, day / date indicator, sapphire glass, screw down ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum

Rolex Day-Date President 228206 IBLSP Ice Blue Dial Platinum Automatic Men's Wat
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This brand new Rolex President 228206 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by an automatic movement which is cased in a platinum case. It has a round shape face, day & da...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Platinum Day-Date Wristwatch with Diamond Indexes
By Rolex
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Rolex single-quick Day-Date President in platinum, excellent condition all around, with larger-than-average diamond markers on the dial. This is wonderfully understated example of th...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Rolex Platinum President Day-Date Automatic Wristwatch Ref 18206
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Platinum case with smooth bezel (36mm diameter). Factory silvered diamond dial. Platinum hidden clasp President bracelet. P...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Rolex Platinum Glacier Blue Dial President Day-Date II Automatic Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Day-Date II President Men's Platinum Watch Glacier Blue Dial with Roman Numerals 218206 - Automatic winding with day and date; 31 jewels; sapphire crystal. Platinum case with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Glacier Blue Diamond Dial Platinum President Day-Date 36
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
Rolex Platinum Day-Date 36 Watch - Bezel - Glacier Blue Diamond Dial Date - Circa 2000 - Model No: 118346 - Platinum presidential bracelet with deployant clasp. - 36mm platinum cas...
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Rolex Platinum Day-Date Masterpiece Baguette Diamond
By Rolex
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An All Original Platinum Day-Date Masterpiece with Original Baguette Diamond Bracelet, by Rolex. Model Number 18956. Automatic Movement. Meteriote Dial with Diamond Markers. Serial N...
Category

Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

White Diamond, Platinum

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Rolex Day Date Platinum For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the piece of rolex day date platinum you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Platinum — can elevate any look. You can easily find a 25 antique edition and 35 modern creations to choose from as well. Making the right choice when shopping for an item from our selection of rolex day date platinum may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. A choice in our collection of rolex day date platinum can be a stylish choice for most occasions, but Diamond rings, from our inventory of 15, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. Today, if you’re looking for a round cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes alternatives. When shopping for an object in our assortment of rolex day date platinum, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for unisex or women today than there are for men.

How Much is a Rolex Day Date Platinum?

The price for a piece of rolex day date platinum starts at $19,995 and tops out at $95,209 with these watches, on average, selling for $42,000.

Rolex Biography and Important Works

While the rise in popularity of vintage Rolex watches is of no surprise to aficionados, collectors and industry experts, when it comes to contemporary luxury wristwatches, Rolex is also often the first brand that springs to mind. Not only is the company revered for its precision timekeeping and impeccable craftsmanship, but its name was designed to be memorable.

Rolex's enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.

But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A.

But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its aforementioned commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch.

Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial.

The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million.

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Finding the Right Wrist Watches for You

Antique, new and vintage wristwatches have captured the hearts and minds of all manner of watch collectors as well as the watchmakers themselves — it's time you found your own.

Certain vintage watches for men and iconic watch designs for women are sought after not only because of their graceful proportions or innovative materials but also because of the illustrious histories of the houses that created them, histories that they stylishly embody.

Bvlgari’s legendary Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional wristwatches.

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing contemporary fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, both casual fans and careful collectors are drawn to the unbeatable charm of vintage styles, such as the icons designed by Omega that even James Bond can’t resist.

In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, wristwatches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner. Designer Gérald Genta, whose range of clients included Rolex, created for Audemars Piguet the first luxury sports timepiece to be made from stainless steel. First introduced in 1972, the Royal Oak was a perfect choice for blending the form and function that are now synonymous with sports watches.

Are you shopping for a wristwatch? It’s good to keep your needs as well as your specific personal style in mind: A smaller, subtle timepiece is a good fit for small wrists. When will you be wearing your new accessory? There’s a versatile model out there for everyday wear, while a rugged, feature-heavy watch is a safe bet if you’re prone to embarking on all-weather activities in the great outdoors.

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