Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 19, 2022

LOT 163

ROLEX
REF. 1803, SELF-WINDING, CENTRE-SECONDS, DATE, DAY, DARK-GREY DIAL, “PRESIDENT” BRACELET ; "DAY-DATE"; 18K YELLOW GOLD

EUR 10,000 - 15,000

USD 10,600 - 15,800 / HKD 83,000 - 124,000 / CHF 10,100 - 15,200

Sold: EUR 15,600

Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold, self-winding, “tonneau”-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, fluted bezel, dark grey "sunburst" colour dial with applied radial 18K yellow gold indexes and luminescent dots, centre-seconds, day of the week and date of the month.


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Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model "Day-Date"

Reference 1803

Year circa 1990

Movement No. DD 132 872

Case No. L 893 234

Material 18K yellow gold

Bracelet 18K yellow gold Rolex "President" bracelet with deployant clasp

Diameter 36 mm.

Length 180 mm. (approx.)

Caliber 1556, 26 jewels

Length 180 mm. (approx.)

Weight 114.3 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box (Ref. 53.00.01), certificate of origin (dated Bucherer, Luzern / Lucerne, September 5, 1990)

Notes

Rolex, “Day-Date”

The “Day-Date” model was launched in 1956. It is one of Rolex most coveted “classic” models – in opposition to the “sports” models.

Known as the wristwatch worn by presidents, hence its nickname “President”, it was the first water-resistant and self-winding chronometer wristwatch to offer a modern calendar with an instantaneous day display, spelt out in full in a window on the dial, in addition to the date.

Exclusively crafted in precious metals, very few watch models come close to the stature, eminence and timelessness of the Rolex “Day-Date”.