Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Hong Kong, Dec 05, 2021

LOT 237


HKD 170,000 - 340,000

EUR 19,100 - 38,200 / CHF 20,100 - 40,200 / USD 21,900 - 43,700

Sold: HKD 475,000

18K yellow gold, self-winding, “tonneau”-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch with screwed case-back, textured and hammered bezel, gold colour dial with applied radial 18K yellow gold indexes and luminescent dots, centre-seconds and two horological complications, including date (3 o’clock) and day (12 o’clock).

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex

Model “Oyster Perpetual” “Day-Date” “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified”

Reference 1806 / 1803

Year Circa 1963-1964

Movement No. DD 97 072

Case No. 946 143 (by Genex S.A., Chêne-Bourg, Geneva)

Bracelet 18K yellow gold Rolex hammered bracelet with deployant clasp (dated 4 / 63)

Caliber 1555, adjusted 5 positions and temperature

Dimensions 44.4 x 35.8 mm / Ø 34.4 mm (bezel) / Length 190mm. (approx.)

Weight 110.4 gr. (approx.)

Signature Case, Dial and Movement


The “Day-Date” 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.