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In the 1950s, Rolex was able to establish its dominance over tool watches. It launched the Submariner in 1953, which became the most popular diving watch ever. The brand launched the GMT-Master in 1954. It was the first dual-time watch ever created. Pan-Am Pilots used it to track two time zones at once while flying.
Rolex, in 1956, wanted to make a watch that would show its abilities in the field of ultra-elegant watches. Rolex was not looking for a small, dapper dress watch, but rather a large, precious metal-only chronometer (36mm) with its iconic robustness, characterised by the screw-down crown and water resistance up to 165 feet. It also had a precious metal bracelet.IWC Replica Watches The 6510 and 6511 were the first references to be launched. They lasted for only one year before they were replaced by refs. Calibre 1055, with a new free-sprung balance with Microstella-regulated screws, was featured in the 6611,6612, and 6613. The new movement led to the official certification of the watches as chronometers.
The first Day-Date model from 1956
Day-Date ref. 6611
Day-Date ref. 6613
In 1959, the beloved 1800 watch family was introduced. The 1803 is probably the most popular. The watches originally came with the Calibre 1505, but were replaced by the Calibre 156 in mid-1960s, which had a higher vibrational speed. According to Rolex legend, only six steel 6611 timepieces were produced in 1959. The fact that only six steel 6611 watches were made in 1959, despite the existence of other steel models, makes them the Holy Grail of Day-Dates. It's not clear if these were models produced for commercial use or prototype watches that found their way onto the market.ulysse nardin replica There is no definitive answer, but I tend to think it was prototype watches made for internal use that eventually found their way onto the market. In 1969, Day-Date introduced a "concealed closure" to their President bracelet.