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Lot #1029

Rolex 18k White Gold Day-Date 1803

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Introduction

A legendary timepiece with an unrivaled history, the Rolex Day-Date has earned its place as "The Ultimate Watch of Prestige" from its decades on the wrists of the world's most influential people. Released in 1956, the Day-Date quickly became synonymous with luxury, prestige, and exclusivity thanks to being the watch of choice for the world's athletes, visionaries, and world leaders alike. Only ever constructed of precious metals, the Day-Date's aesthetic is that of sheer elegance and grace. Aside from the beautiful array of dial options that have been available over the decades, the Day-Date's most iconic piece of design is its three-piece "Presidential" or "President" bracelet. Forming the bedrock of its construction, the Presidential bracelet has become synonymous with Rolex's flagship collection and their desire to create the very best and most iconic watches that the world has ever seen. With its timeless style and inescapable impact on horology, the Day-Date stands as a vivid reminder of just how successful they have been in realizing that very mission.


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Grade

V 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$8,000 – $12,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

36mm

Model

Day-Date

Movement

Self-Winding Caliber 1556

Reference

1803

Bracelet

18k White Gold

Year

1972

Condition

Excellent

Material

18k White Gold

Included

Watch Only

Dial Color

Silver Linen Dial

THE MOVEMENT

The caliber 1556 featured in this timepiece has a hacking seconds mechanism, an upgrade from the original 1555 movement.

THE DIAL

A close-up shot of the textured linen dial. More commonly seen in yellow gold watches, it is a rarity in white gold examples.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

The overall condition of the watch is excellent. Dial is original and shows no indication of degredation. All lume plots are intact and have matching patina. The case and bracelet have surface abrasions throughout, consistent with average wear. Bracelet has 23 links and is sized for a 7 inch wrist.

Our Perspective

This ref. 1803 exemplifies the understated elegance that Rolex is known for. I've always preferred white gold Day-Dates' over yellow gold examples, and this one is particularly pleasing with its tone on tone dial combination.

Justin Gruenberg

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Lot # 1029

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