Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 134

ROLEX REF. 1803 DAY-DATE BURGUNDY VIGNETTE DIAMOND DIAL YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Day-Date, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified", case No. 1773094, Ref. 1803. Made in 1968. Very fine and rare, tonneau-shaped, center-seconds, self-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with day and date and a 18k yellow gold Rolex buckle.

CHF 8,000 - 12,000

HKD 64,000 - 96,000 / USD 8,000 - 12,000

Sold: CHF 10,000

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, curved lugs, fluted bezel, screw-down case back and crown, crystal with Cyclops lens. Burgundy/red set with 8 round and 2 baguette diamond indexes and luminous dots, outer minute/ second track, apertures for the day of the week and date. Luminous yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 1556, rhodium plated, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to five positions and to temperatures, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-10-55-01

Very good


Luminous material reapplied

HANDS Original


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