It is no secret that Rolex has built a reputation for producing iconic watches that are beautiful, durable, and reliable. For many people, a Rolex isn’t just a watch – it’s a lifelong daily companion. No matter where you’re going or what you’re doing, a Rolex always seems to fit the occasion. First released in 1956, the Rolex Day-Date “President” is arguably the most iconic watch in the Rolex line. Over the decades, it has been worn by many celebrities and American presidents, including Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon Baines Johnson.
This iteration of the Rolex Day-Date reference 118206 is particularly interesting thanks to its platinum case and bracelet, domed bezel, and rhodium grey dial with the Rolex emblem printed throughout. Though its case measures 36 mm in diameter, it wears and feels slightly larger on the wrist due to the sheer mass and heft of its platinum construction. Naturally, the piece is fitted with its signature three-link “Presidential” bracelet, which is sized to fit wrists up to 7 1/4” in circumference. The reference 118206 is powered by the Rolex Caliber 3155 automatic movement, which features a user-friendly double quickset day and date mechanism. Thus, adjusting both the day and date can occur independently with a simple turn of the crown. The movement has been tested extensively to meet Rolex’s stringent standards for performance and accuracy, and features a power reserve of 48 hours.
This piece is in excellent pre-owned condition, with slight surface scratches on its case and bracelet. It is sold with an original Rolex box.
Feldmar Watch Company Pre-Owned – 2 Year Warranty