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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2019

LOT 322

ROLEX, REF. 1803, DAY-DATE, MYSTERY CROSS

Fine and unusual, self-winding, 18k yellow gold wristwatch with day and date and the mystery cross engraved on the case back.

Brand Rolex

Model Day-Date

Reference 1803

Year Circa 1968

Calibre  1555

Case No. 1873455

Bracelet Rolex president link bracelet in yellow gold 18kt approx overall length 180mm

Dimensions 36 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

CHF 7,000 - 9,000

HKD 56,000 - 72,000 / USD 7,000 - 9,000

Sold: CHF 8,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-41

Good

Repolished, edges preserved

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

On the caseback, the watch presents the “Mystery Cross”. The Swiss cross within a frame of marine ropes engraving has appeared on some watches from this era, but the meaning and origins of it still remain a mystery