Thank you for your interest in the Tudor Oysterdate Big Rose. Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you shortly.Submit
A special finish on a watch case is a great way to make it distinctive and unique. In the olden days, it was a sign of the craftsman’s skill and expertise, as it had to be done by hand. Although nowadays machines have largely replaced hand tools, putting a unique finish on a watch carries a level of prestige.
From “honeycomb” or “waffle” dials to a Florentine pattern on the cases, Rolex has employed a variety of special finishes throughout the years. Found mostly on dress watches like the Datejust or the Day-Date, they bring an extra element of depth to each piece. Make no mistake, there’s something quite visually arresting about it.
The Reference 1807 was introduced in the 1950s, and right from the start it was a standout, a prince among Day-Dates.
It features a type of finish referred to “bark,” due to its similarity to, well, the bark of a tree. Similar to the cross-hatch Florentine pattern, “bark” finish is added to the bezel and the center inks of the President bracelet (not offered here) by machine. First introduced in the 1950s and used until the 1980s, it gives the precious metal (in this instance yellow gold) a rustic look and feel that still resonates with today’s collector.
For a watch known as the “President,” due to the fact that several U.S. presidents have worn it, it certainly lives up to its dignified nickname. In warm yellow gold, it resonates with style. Elegant and sophisticated, it remains a classic worthy of its reputation.
18k yellow gold case is approximately 36mm (excluding crown). Reference 1807. Circa 1969/1970
Overall Condition: Case is in very good condition overall with minor signs of use and wear in keeping with age. Dial is in very good condition. Rolex crown. Case back is in very good condition with deep hallmarks.
Includes one 20mm brown leather strap.
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options