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Auction Ended
08/10/22
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Lot #1584

Rolex Day-Date White Gold Non-Luminous 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

$5,000 – $10,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

36mm

Model

Day-Date

Movement

Automatic cal. 1555

Reference

1803

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

1963

Condition

Very good/ Excellent

Material

18kt white gold

Included

Watch only

Dial Color

Silver

THE DIAL

Fitting with a stunning silver dial that matches its 18k white gold fluted bezel, this example's dial is the pie-pan variant, with a recessed periphery and chapter ring.

THE CASE

With its beautiful silver color, this Rolex Day-Date ref. 1803's pie-pan dial lends a monochromatic aesthetic to its iconic 18ct white gold construction that its 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

Watch is in overall very good to excellent condition. Case is thick and full, and overall well preserved. Gold hallmark on back up upper right lug is well sharp and legible, as are the serial numbers between the lugs. Dial is signed "SWISS" only at 6 o'clock, and the dial and hands are non-luminous and in mint condition.

Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, an alternative leather strap to the existing exotic version, shall be provided.

Our Perspective

On a leather strap, the 1803 Day-Date can be somewhat of a chameleon. Simple and clean (as shown), its personality is different from that of its bracelet-clad siblings. That bit more casual and refined, the leather strap injects a sense of everyday wearability to the Day-Date. We particularly love the nuances on this model, including the "SWISS" only designation, and the fact that it was born with non-luminous dial and hands, probably for the Japan market.

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1584

Rolex Day-Date White Gold Non-Luminous 1803

Sold

$8,250

Ended
08/10/22