Rolex Day-Date “President” | Chesapeake Pawn and Gun in Chesapeake VA
The Day Date became Rolex’s flagship. The first model (6511) lasted just over a year before it was replaced by the externally identical 6611. This model featured the new caliber 1055 movement with its free sprung Micro-Stella balance and was the first to be labeled ” Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” on the dial.
This new accuracy standard guaranteed the watch to remain within + 3.0 seconds per day. In 1959 caliber 1055 was replaced with caliber 1555 in model 1803 (18,000bph) and later in year 1965 – model 1803 received caliber 1556 (19,800bph). In 1977 caliber 3055 (quick-set) was introduced in model 18038 and in 1988 caliber 3155 (double quick-set) was introduced in model 18238. Caliber 3155 is the caliber still used today in all Day-Date models.
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