A fine and rare yellow gold calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, champagne dial, bracelet and original guarantee

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1972
    Reference No: 1803
    Movement No: DD454841
    Case No: 3'400'007
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 1556, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex President bracelet, 185 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel dated 31 March 1974 and International Service Guarantee dated 21 November 2013.
    Literature: For another Day-Date reference 1803 with champagne dial, please see Day-Date The Presidential Rolex by Pucci Papaleo, page 134.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is a lovely example fitted with a rare champagne dial and still retaining its original guarantee. This Day-Date has been preserved in excellent overall condition.

  • Maker Bio

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Rolex

Ref. 1803
A fine and rare yellow gold calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, champagne dial, bracelet and original guarantee

勞力士,精細及罕有,18K黃金自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配中心秒針、香檳色錶盤、星期及日曆顯示,“Day-Date”,型號1803,附證書,約1972年製

Circa 1972
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$64,000 - 100,000 
€7,700-12,000
$8,000-12,000

sold for HK$81,250

Contact Specialist
Sam Hines
Deputy Chairman, Asia and International Head of Watches
++852 6773 9315 shines@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017