Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 25, 2023

LOT 45


EUR 13,000 - 19,000

USD 14,200 - 20,700 / HKD 112,000 - 162,000 / CHF 12,800 - 18,600

Sold: EUR 13,650

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

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Switzerland

Model Day-Date

Reference 1806 / 1803

Year Circa 1961

Movement No. DD0283

Case No. 640990

Material 18k yellow gold

Bracelet 18K yellow gold Rolex hammered "Florentine"-finish bracelet with deployant clasp (dated 2 / 61)

Diameter 36 mm.

Caliber 1555, 25 jewels

Weight 111.5 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box and outer box (Ref. 71.00.02), instruction booklet, hang-tag, tissue, Havana-brown leather book-note and gilded pencil


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”

This reference 1806 is characterised by an unusual engraving, sometimes called the “Florentine”-finish, on the case and bezel which gives it a distinctive appearance. Even more unusual is the fact that it is accompanied by its original bracelet, which also has a similar design.