A very rare and highly unusual yellow gold calendar wristwatch with linen-textured case and bracelet, centre seconds, champagne dial, Bulletin de Marche and Day-Date booklet

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1962
    Reference No: 1806, stamped inside the case back 1803
    Case No: 853'730
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 1555
    Bracelet/Strap: Rolex, reference 6764, end links stamped 22
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding deployant buckle stamped 63
    Dimensions: 36mm. Diameter
    Signed: Movement, dial, case and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Rolex Watch Rate Certificate No. 1269594, from the Bureaux Suisses de Contrôle Officiel de la Marche des Chronomètres dated 6 February 1963, period Day-Date booklet and box

  • Catalogue Essay

    This Day-Date reference 1806 produced in 1962 features a case and bezel adorned with a "linen-textured" pattern, and is fitted with an entirely handmade ref. 6764 bracelet sporting a folding clasp. The 1806 reference was introduced in 1959 together with the calibre 1555 movement.Noteworthy collector interest surrounds this early Day-Date, due to the important presence of the Chronometer Certificate together with its amazing Spanish language book and presentation box.

  • 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. 1806, stamped inside the case back 1803
A very rare and highly unusual yellow gold calendar wristwatch with linen-textured case and bracelet, centre seconds, champagne dial, Bulletin de Marche and Day-Date booklet

1962
36mm. Diameter
Movement, dial, case and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF10,000 - 20,000 

sold for CHF20,000

Contact Specialist
Livia Russo
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Glamorous Day-Date

Geneva Auction 9 May 2015 7pm