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Auction Ended
09/07/21
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Lot #1089

Rolex Day-Date 1803 White Gold

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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 design, 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 design 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 – $10,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

36mm

Model

Day-Date

Movement

Rolex Automatic cal. 1555

Reference

1803

Bracelet

Aftermarket leather strap with 18ct white gold OEM Rolex pin buckle

Year

Circa 1960s to 1970s

Condition

Very Good

Material

18ct White Gold

Included

Watch Only

Dial Color

Off-White

THE DIAL

Featuring a beautifully aged cream off-white dial, this Rolex Day-Date ref. 1803 swaps the commonly seen English day wheel for its Spanish equivalent. One of the many languages Rolex have offered on their flagship model.

THE CASE

With its unique off-white cream patina, this Rolex Day-Date ref. 1803's dial lends a monochromatic aesthetic to its iconic 18ct white gold construction that its soft brown leather strap compliments perfectly.

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 appears to be undamaged, with age-consistent patina. Luminous plots are all present, with mild discoloration. Case is in excellent shape, with minimal visible surface wear. Fluted bezel teeth are slightly worn, consistent with the age of the watch. The Rolex buckle accompanying the watch is in steel.

Our Perspective

Famed as the watch of the world's most influential people, the Rolex Day-Date is legendary as the timepiece that established Rolex as a true player within the world of luxury - a market they have continued to dominate since the Day-Date's release in 1956.

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1089

Rolex Day-Date 1803 White Gold

Sold

$8,000

Ended
09/07/21