Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 30, 2014

LOT 82

ROLEX REF. 1803 DAY DATE YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Day-Date, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified," case No. 2921771, Ref. 1803. Made circa 1971. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with day and date. Accompanied by a fitted box, guarantee and booklet.

USD 4,000 - 6,500

HKD 30,000 - 50,000 / CHF 3,500 - 6,000

Sold: USD 6,250

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, fluted bezel, screwed-down case back and crown, crystal with cyclops lens. Champagne with applied yellow gold baton indexes, apertures for the days of the week and the date, outer minutes/ seconds divisions. Yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 1555, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-10-01



HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.