Dimepiece Rolex Day-Date Platinum Diamond
A Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Date model, often referred to as the "President", in solid platinum with factory set diamond lugs and bezel. This is very rare and essentially one of the most expensive Rolex watches in the line when made back in 2000. Not only is this watch unusual in platinum, but the addition of having the lugs and bezel diamond-set add to the rarity and expense. The dial also includes both the princess cut and baguette cut diamonds, making this essentially one of the most expensive factory (not aftermarket!) Day Date models to leave Rolex. This watch was listed over $70,000 when new, and was not an easy model to find.
Although it would be wrong to describe this watch as subtle, the use of a white metal does make the watch a little more low-key. One of the only ways to really know this watch is platinum (vs white gold) is the weight. Platinum is a lot more dense of a metal, and on average weighs approximately eleven percent more than its gold counterpart. This may not sound a lot, but the watch with a bracelet in solid gold alone is quite noticeable to the wearer!
This example is in excellent original condition. The case appears to be unpolished. There are signs of wear, but nothing substantial, and all original lines appear strong, as do the case feet. When looking at the back of the watch, it appears to confirm that no polishing has occurred. The edges are sharp, feet again strong, and all the relevant hallmarks with no signs at all of brushing or wear. The original Rolex President bracelet is fully signed on the deployant with all the correct marks, including the PT 950 platinum marks and numbers on the inside of the end links. The bracelet is a little short, as it has been sized for a smaller wrist. If this is being bought for a larger wrist, additional links will be needed. We can assist with this.
The dial is untouched, and shows no sign of wear or damage. It has a slightly blue hue to it, which is the other tell-tale sign that it is fitted to the platinum model. As Rolex had moved away from Tritium by this point to Superluminova, the dial is marked "Swiss Made.” However, this is a no lume dial and hand set, as is the case with all diamond set dials from this time, and is original to the watch. The serial number of this watch is P19XXXX, which dates it to circa 2000. All serial and case reference numbers are clear and present between the lugs.
Platinum and Diamond
Made in Switzerland
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