The Rolex Day-Date is the flagship-model of Rolex since the 1950s. Only produced in 18k gold or platinum, the material of this Rolex watch is exquisite already. This watch is a very present item on your wrist. When wearing it on the gold presidential bracelet people will probably notice you’re doing well. Wearing it on a beautiful brown or green strap will make this watch more of an elegant dress watch. Now it is up to you to decide whether one of these options will suit you.
The one you see here we are in love with. A full set(original box and papers) with a black gilt dial. Our heart is making jumps for joy..;)
The dictionary definition of gilt is “anything covered thinly with a layer of gold.” To some collectors, then, any dial with gold-colored lettering is a gilt dial. But for clarity, dials with gold print applied on top of the surface will sometimes now be referred to as “gilt print” or “gilt writing” dials to differentiate them from those produced using the gilt process.
A “true” gilt is defined by the time-intensive process that exposes the underlying metal of the dial-in negative relief. This often results in golden text and markers, because the technique exposes the blank brass underneath the dial’s face but.
Unique in its own way this 18k Day-Date! A collector’s piece wordy.