A rare and attractive white gold and diamond-set calendar wristwatch with bracelet, centre seconds and green dégradé dial

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1976
    Reference No: 1803
    Case No: 3'799'977
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 1556
    Bracelet/Strap: Rolex President, end links stamped 53
    Clasp/Buckle: Concealed deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm. Diameter
    Signed: Movement, dial, case and bracelet signed
    Literature: The present lot is illustrated in Day Date, The Presidential Rolex by Pucci Papaleo, Spin Edizioni

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Day-Date is distinguished by an absolutely eye-catching contrast created by the white gold case, its stunning dial and Seventies style.

    Beyond its extremely rare white gold case, this timepiece features a dégradé green dial adorned with 8 round cut diamond indexes and 2 baguette-cut diamonds at 6 and 9 o’clock.

    The deployant clasp of the 8385 President bracelet internally bears the engraved Rolex hallmark and 18K gold markings.

  • 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 rare and attractive white gold and diamond-set calendar wristwatch with bracelet, centre seconds and green dégradé dial

1976
36mm. Diameter
Movement, dial, case and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF15,000 - 30,000 

sold for CHF37,500

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Glamorous Day-Date

Geneva Auction 9 May 2015 7pm