The Oysterdate perfectly encapsulates and exemplifies what comes to mind when people think of a Rolex; durability and — as the dial itself even states — precision. And yet, despite its trademark appearance, it is actually one of the brand’s best kept secrets.
Produced between the early 1960s and the late 1980s, the 6694 model is considered to be part of the same family that includes the Oyster Perpetual and the Air King, with its closest relative being the DateJust. Not nearly as widely circulated as flagship lines such as the Submariner or the Daytona (nor as desperate for attention in appearance), the Oysterdate makes its presence known in a room of Rolex collectors with its simplicity and its curiosity.
But what makes this particular watch even more likely to elicit a wealth of intrigued stares is the jet-black dial featuring the United Arab Emirates Desert Eagle coat of arms. Ordered by the UAE government in 1969, it is a product of the years when the country was attaining its independence from Britain and seeking the unification of the nine Emirates of which it is comprised. For a timepiece enthusiast looking to acquire the kind of singularly unique piece that is sure to inspire awe and respect in fellow watch aficionados, this piece will serve as a highly treasured wildcard among the most distinguished collection.
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