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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1971
    Reference No: 1802, inside caseback stamped 1803
    Movement No: DD98’222
    Case No: 2’612’448
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1556, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 1963, the Rolex Day-Date ref. 1802 with a polished bezel is most definitely rarer than its latter ref. 1803 with a fluted bezel launched before the ref. 1802 in 1961. The reference was available in platinum, yellow, white and pink gold.

    The present example in 18K white gold features a much desired and attractive “Salmon” dial which contrasts beautiful against the white gold case with matching silvered hands and baton indexes.

  • 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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Ref. 1802, inside caseback stamped 1803
A fine and attractive white gold wristwatch with center seconds, day, date and “salmon” dial

勞力士,「Day-Date」型號1802,18K白金自動腕錶,備「Salmon dial」錶盤、中心秒針、日期、星期顯示,約1971年製

Circa 1971
36mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$155,000 - 310,000 
€17,800-35,500
$19,900-39,700

sold for HK$225,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

WatchesHK@phillips.com

 

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020